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Long Sands ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.5
Consistency of Surf: 3.8
Difficulty Level: 2.5
Wind and Kite Surfing: 4.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.8

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Long Sands break guidePhoto by: Jean Kenyon

Long Sands Surf Guide

Long Sands in Maine is an exposed beach break that has pretty consitent surf and can work at any time of the year. Offshore winds blow from the northwest with some shelter here from north winds. Windswells and groundswells in equal measure and the best swell direction is from the southeast. The beach break provides left and right handers. Surfable at all stages of the tide. It very rarely gets crowded here. Beware of rips, rocks and pollution.

Long Sands Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
18.2°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Long Sands:

The best conditions reported for surf at Long Sands occur when a Southeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Northwest.

Surf Forecasts:
Maine wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Use the tab navigation above to view Long Sands sea temperature, Long Sands photographs, Long Sands detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Long Sands webcams, current wind from Maine live weather stations and Long Sands tide predictions. The United States swell maps link will open up the big picture showing United States and the surrounding seas. These swell maps can be animated to show the different swell components, wave energy, wave period, wave heights, together with wind and weather forecasts, current weather and sea state observations from United States wave-buoys, passing ships and coastal weather stations. Each of the forecast pages for this surf break feature a global and regional wavefinder tool to locate the best surf conditions in the area around Long Sands

Long Sands Surf:

Monday, 10 August 2020, 17:31 Local time
Monday 10Tue
Wave (m) 0.4
Period (s) 9 9 5 5
Wind (km/h) 15
SSE 10
S 10
W 10
Wind State cross-

Tide Times:

For Cape Neddick, Maine, 2 km from Long Sands.

IS AT (local time)

Long Sands Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At York, 1 km from Long Sands.

light winds from the SSW

Air temperature
23 °C

Current weather near Long Sands

Buoy Data:

At Western Maine Shelf Buoy, 10 miles from Long Sands.

  11AM 12PM 1PM 2PM
Data Age 5 hr 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr
Wave height (m) 0.5
Dominant period (s) 5 5 4 4

All wavebuoys around Long Sands

Overall Long Sands Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in August


Surf stats for Long Sands: see the swell variation by month.

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Wind stats for Long Sands: see the variation in direction and stength by month.

First time up, Long Sands photo

Long Sands

Photo credit: Jean Kenyon

Patient Surfer Girl, Long Sands photo

Long Sands

Photo credit: Robert Koch

Long Sands Location Maps

Long Sands Location Map

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Use this relief map to navigate to Maine surf spots and tide stations that are in the area of Long Sands

Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Long Sands:

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Wave buoys nearest to Long Sands:

Tide stations nearest to Long Sands:

  • Closest tide station
    Cape Neddick
    1 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    York Harbor
    2 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    Seapoint, Cutts Island
    6 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    Kittery Point, Portsmouth Harbor
    7 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    Gerrish Island, Portsmouth Harbor
    7 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to Long Sands is Portland International Jetport Airport (PWM) in USA, 59 km (37 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Long Sands is Laurence G Hanscom Fld (Bedford) Airport (BED), also in USA, 94 km (58 miles) away.
  • Third is General Edward Lawrence Logan International (Boston) Airport (BOS) in USA, 94 km (58 miles) away.
  • Augusta State Airport (AUG) in USA is 145 km (90 miles) away.
  • North Central State (Smithfield) Airport (SFZ), also in USA is the fifth nearest airport to Long Sands and is 155 km (96 miles) away.
Long Sands break location map and break info