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Long Sands Surf Forecast / Maine / USA

12 Day Weather and Surf, issued 12 pm Friday 09 Dec 2022 EST
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Long Sands surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Long Sands sea temperature is 8.9 °C (Statistics for 09 Dec 1981-2005 - mean: 7.5 max: 9.1 min: 6.2 °C)
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Long Sands surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Long Sands sea temperature is 8.9 °C (Statistics for 09 Dec 1981-2005 - mean: 7.5 max: 9.1 min: 6.2 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update Still cross-shore at Long Sands (gales from the SW at SHIP7184 10 km from Long Sands).

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68 km/h
SW
Cross-Shore
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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for Long Sands this week:

The surf forecast for Long Sands over the next 12 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Friday (Dec 09) at 7PM. The primary swell is predicted to be 2.1m and 8s period with a secondary swell of 0.9m and 12s. Another secondary swell of 0.3m and 13s is also forecast. The wind is predicted to be cross-offshore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Long Sands in the next 12 days are 3.0m 10s and forecast to arrive on Saturday (Dec 10) at 1PM. Winds are predicted to be cross-shore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 1.4m 5s period and expected on Tuesday (Dec 13) at 1PM.

Wave TypeTime (EST) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+) 7PM (Fri 9th Dec)7ft (2.1m) 8s
Best Surf 1PM (Sat 10th Dec)10ft (3.0m) 10s
Most Powerful 1PM (Sat 10th Dec)10ft (3.0m) 10s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for Long Sands over the next 12 days.

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Friday
09
Saturday
10
Sunday
11
Monday
12
Tuesday
13
Wednesday
14
Thursday
15
Friday
16
Saturday
17
Sunday
18
Monday
19
Tuesday
20
AMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNight
Rating
(10 max)
334434433433322333443234453432100000
Swell
Height Map
T maine.htsgw.metric.9.cc23
T maine.htsgw.metric.30.cc23
T maine.htsgw.metric.54.cc23
T maine.htsgw.metric.78.cc23
T maine.htsgw.metric.102.cc23
T maine.htsgw.metric.126.cc23
T maine.htsgw.metric.150.cc23
T maine.htsgw.metric.174.cc23
T maine.htsgw.metric.198.cc23
T maine.htsgw.metric.222.cc23
T maine.htsgw.metric.246.cc23
T maine.htsgw.metric.270.cc23
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
1
ESE
1.2
ESE
2.4
ENE
2.5
ENE
2.5
E
2.2
E
1.8
E
1.6
E
1.3
E
1.4
E
1.2
E
1
E
0.8
E
0.7
E
0.6
E
0.8
E
1.5
NE
1.5
ENE
1.6
ENE
1.4
E
0.9
E
1.6
NE
1.7
ENE
2
E
1.8
E
2.1
E
1.9
E
1.5
E
1.2
E
0.8
E
0.6
E
0.4
E
0.3
E
0.2
E
0.1
E
0.1
E
Period(s) (?)131391011101010111313141414141478131312678101213131313121110101313
Wave
Graph
(?)Metric surfscale
Energy (?)3684478881538163097064854538266047035725019214626424224791566324418224856662513331160723463202973919833
Wind
(km/h)
20
N
25
N
30
NNE
25
NNE
20
NE
15
NNE
10
NNE
10
NE
15
N
15
N
10
NNW
10
W
25
N
25
N
25
NNW
30
N
25
N
15
N
10
N
5
N
10
N
5
NNW
10
WSW
15
WNW
30
NW
30
NW
25
WNW
30
WNW
25
WNW
25
WNW
20
WNW
20
WNW
10
N
10
N
10
N
10
N
Wind State (?)
onshore
cross-onshore
cross-shore
cross-offshore
offshore
glassy
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
crosscross-
off
cross-
off
crosscross-
off
cross-
off
offcross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
offcross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
offcross-
off
cross-
off
offoffcross-
off
offoffcross-
off
offoffcross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
High Tide
/ height (m)
11:35AM
2.86
12:17AM
2.48
12:12PM
2.80
12:56AM
2.42
12:51PM
2.74
1:35AM
2.37
1:31PM
2.67
2:15AM
2.34
2:14PM
2.60
2:58AM
2.32
3:00PM
2.52
3:43AM
2.33
3:50PM
2.46
4:31AM
2.37
4:42PM
2.41
5:19AM
2.44
5:38PM
2.40
6:09AM
2.55
6:34PM
2.41
6:59AM
2.68
7:31PM
2.47
7:49AM
2.84
8:26PM
2.55
Low Tide
/ height (m)
6:10PM
-0.03
6:09AM
0.39
6:48PM
0.04
6:47AM
0.44
7:26PM
0.11
7:27AM
0.49
8:05PM
0.18
8:10AM
0.53
8:46PM
0.25
8:56AM
0.56
9:30PM
0.30
9:45AM
0.57
10:16PM
0.34
10:39AM
0.54
11:04PM
0.35
11:35AM
0.47
11:54PM
0.34
12:31PM
0.35
12:45AM
0.30
1:27PM
0.19
1:37AM
0.23
2:20PM
0.01
2:28AM
0.14

Note: the tide data above is for Cape Neddick, Maine which is 2 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for Long Sands.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph
Offshore winds at Long Sands blow from the NW

Friday
09
Saturday
10
Sunday
11
Monday
12
Tuesday
13
Wednesday
14
Thursday
15
Friday
16
Saturday
17
Sunday
18
Monday
19
Tuesday
20
AMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNight
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Rain (mm)
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Temp. °C541-10-3-2-1-21200-2-333011012-1-1-2-4-5-5-6-1-1-3-10-1
Low °C32-3-3-2-4-3-2-3-11-2-3-3-411-1-10-2-1-1-1-1-4-7-7-6-7-4-3-3-2-1-2
Feels °C (?)-3-4-8-9-7-10-7-6-7-4-3-5-8-11-11-6-4-6-4-3-5-3-3-7-10-11-13-14-14-14-9-8-8-6-5-6
Sunrise7:01--7:03--7:03--7:05--7:05--7:05--7:07--7:07--7:07--7:09--7:09--7:09--
Sunset-4:07--4:07--4:07--4:07--4:07--4:07--4:07--4:07--4:07--4:07--4:08--4:08-

Short Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Icy conditions (max 5°C on Fri morning, min -4°C on Sat night). Wind will be generally light.

Days 3-6 Weather Summary Mostly dry. Icy conditions (max 3°C on Wed morning, min -4°C on Tue night). Winds increasing (light winds from the NNW on Mon afternoon, fresh winds from the N by Wed morning).

Days 6-9 Weather Summary Mostly dry. Icy conditions (max 2°C on Fri afternoon, min -7°C on Sat night). Winds increasing (light winds from the NNW on Fri morning, fresh winds from the NW by Sat morning).

Long Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Temperatures will be below freezing (max 0°C on Tue afternoon, min -7°C on Sun morning). Wind will be generally light.

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Information about the Long Sands Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for Long Sands provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 12 days. A general guide to surfing at Long Sands can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our Long Sands surf forecast is unique since it includes wave energy (power) that defines the real feel of the surf rather than just the height or the period. If you surf the same spot (Long Sands) regularly then make a mental note of the wave energy from the surf forecast table each time you go. Very soon you may start to choose your surf days based on the wave energy alone combined with our forecast of favourable offshore wind conditions. Our star ratings will help here and of course you will also find the usual wave height and period predictions on our surf forecasts as well as a full break down of the swell components under our advanced users option (to reveal that, click the little Einstein character under the tide times).

Further information to help with frequently asked questions about our surf forecast for Long Sands may be found under the help tab on the top menu and also by moving your mouse over the question marks on the surf forecast table itself. Please always bear in mind that the forecast is for near-shore open water and local factors at each surf break influence the actual breaking wave height, such as the beach / reef profile, water depths offshore and shelter.

Long Sands is 15 km (9 miles) from Portsmouth. If you plan a vacation in Maine, look for hotels and other accommodation in Portsmouth. Portsmouth has rooms for a wide range of budgets as well as car hire and transport links.