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Old Orchard Beach ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.3
Consistency of Surf: 2.7
Difficulty Level: 2.3
Wind and Kite Surfing: 2.0
Crowds: 2.7

Overall: 3.3

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Old Orchard Beach break guide

Old Orchard Beach Surf Guide

Old Orchard Beach in Maine is an exposed beach/pier break that has reasonably consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. Offshore winds blow from the west. Windswells and groundswells in equal measure and the best swell direction is from the east. The beach break provides left and right handers. Best around low tide when the tide is rising. Rarely crowded here. Take care of rips, rocks and pollution.

Old Orchard Beach Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beach  redBeach/pierIcon  s33.3
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
8.2°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Old Orchard Beach:

The best conditions reported for surf at Old Orchard Beach occur when a East swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the West.

Surf Forecasts:

What's the best time of year to surf Old Orchard Beach (for consistent clean waves)?

septemberBest Season: summer
The best time of year for surfing Old Orchard Beach with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Summer and most often the month of September. Clean surfable waves are typically found 27% of the time in September while 39% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 34% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
27%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
39%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
34%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).
Old Orchard Beach Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Sunday, 29 November 2020, 05:40 Local Time
Sunday 29
4AM7AM10AM1PM
Wave (m) 0.7
ESE
0.7
ESE
0.7
ESE
0.7
ESE
Period (s) 8 8 8 8
Wind (km/h) 15
W 15
W 15
W 10
WSW
Wind State off off off cross-
off

Swell History at Old Orchard Beach

Surf stats for Old Orchard Beach, see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at Old Orchard Beach

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

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