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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

Type:Rating:
Icon beach  redBeachIcon  s43.8
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
14.8°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:

What's the best time of year to surf Long Sands (for consistent clean waves)?

novemberBest Season: autumn
The best time of year for surfing Long Sands with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Autumn and most often the month of November. Clean surfable waves are typically found 32% of the time in November while 38% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 30% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
32%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
38%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
30%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Long Sands Location Map

Interactive Long Sands surf break location map. View information about nearby surf breaks, their wave consistency and rating compared to other spots in the region. Current swell conditions from local buoys are shown along with live wind speed and direction from nearby weather stations. Click icons on the map for more detail. 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.

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Long Sands Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Sunday, 13 June 2021, 13:11 Local Time
Sunday 13
11AM2PM5PM8PM
Wave (m) 0.7
SE
0.8
SE
0.9
SE
1.0
SSE
Period (s) 7 7 7 5
Wind (km/h)
10
15
20
25
Wind State cross cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on

Swell History at Long Sands

Surf stats for Long Sands, see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at Long Sands

Wind stats for Long Sands, see the variation in direction and stength by month or season on the history page here.

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