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Maine Beach water temperature
Maine Beach ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.7
Consistency of Surf: 4.3
Difficulty Level: 4.3
Wind and Kite Surfing: 5.0
Crowds: 4.7

Overall: 4.8

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Maine Beach Water Temperature and Wetsuit Guide

(Maine, USA)

Today's Maine Beach sea temperature is 7.7 °C.

Statistics for 09 May (1981–2005) – mean: 7.8 °C, range: 5.8 °C to 9.6 °C

The Maine Beach water temperature (7 °C) is very cold. Although it will be cloudy today, air temperatures will be relatively mild, feeling like 10 °C. Despite the mild air, surfers will need plenty of neoprene: a good winter wetsuit, a neoprene hood, gloves and boots.

Below is a graph of Historical Sea Surface Temperature for Maine Beach. This has been derived from analysis of two decades of oceanographic satellite measurements of nearby open water. We have calculated the average water temperature variation around the year as well as the extremes that have been observed on each date.

Maine Beach Water Temperature Graph

All of the graphs for the surf breaks presented on Surf-Forecast.com are on the same scale to enable comparison between locations around the world.

Maine Beach water temperatures peak in the range 17 to 20°C (63 to 68°F) on around the 8th of August and are at their lowest on about the 1st of March, in the range 2 to 3°C (36 to 37°F). The highest Maine Beach water temperatures in early to mid August require something like a 3/2mm fully sealed wetsuit. The lowest water temperatures at Maine Beach mean that you will need a flexible 6/5/4mm wetsuit or a well fitting 5/4mm wetsuit with gloves and 5mm neoprene booties and a hood to surf here at the beginning of March.

Actual sea surface water temperatures close to shore at Maine Beach can vary by several degrees compared with these open water averages. This is especially true after heavy rain, close to river mouths or after long periods of strong offshore winds. Offshore winds cause colder deep water to replace surface water that has been warmed by the sun. Air temperature, wind-chill and sunshine should also be considered before deciding on the kind of wetsuit needed to stay warm when surfing at Maine Beach. Refer to our detailed weather forecasts for this information.