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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

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp:
fairly consistent20.5°C

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:
Maine wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Use the tab navigation above to view Old Orchard Beach sea temperature, Old Orchard Beach photographs, Old Orchard Beach detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Old Orchard Beach webcams, current wind from Maine live weather stations and Old Orchard Beach 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 Old Orchard Beach

Old Orchard Beach Surf:

Monday, 3 August 2020, 05:54 Local time
Monday 03
Wave (m) 1.3
Period (s) 6 6 6 6
Wind (km/h) 15
SW 20
SW 20
WSW 25
Wind State cross-

Tide Times:

For Old Orchard Beach, Maine, 1 km from Old Orchard Beach.

IS AT (local time)

Old Orchard Beach Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Scarborough, 8 km from Old Orchard Beach.


Air temperature
23 °C

Current weather near Old Orchard Beach

Buoy Data:

At Portland Buoy, 11 miles from Old Orchard Beach.

  12AM 1AM 2AM 3AM
Data Age 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr
Wave height (m) 1.6
Dominant period (s) 7 6 6 7

All wavebuoys around Old Orchard Beach

Overall Old Orchard Beach Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in August

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Surf stats for Old Orchard Beach: see the swell variation by month.

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Wind stats for Old Orchard Beach: see the variation in direction and stength by month.

OOB SWELLS, Old Orchard Beach photo

Old Orchard Beach

Photo credit: budsmallwood

Good waves in OOB!, Old Orchard Beach photo

Old Orchard Beach

Photo credit: Patrick Archambault

Old Orchard Beach Location Maps

Old Orchard Beach 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 Old Orchard Beach

Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Old Orchard Beach:

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Wave buoys nearest to Old Orchard Beach:

Tide stations nearest to Old Orchard Beach:

  • Closest tide station
    Old Orchard Beach
    1 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    Pine Point
    2 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    West Scarborough
    3 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    Biddeford, Saco River
    5 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    Camp Ellis, Saco River Entrance
    5 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to Old Orchard Beach is Portland International Jetport Airport (PWM) in USA, 14 km (9 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Old Orchard Beach is Augusta State Airport (AUG), also in USA, 99 km (61 miles) away.
  • Third is Laurence G Hanscom Fld (Bedford) Airport (BED) in USA, 140 km (87 miles) away.
  • General Edward Lawrence Logan International (Boston) Airport (BOS) in USA is 140 km (87 miles) away.
  • Bangor International Airport (BGR), also in USA is the fifth nearest airport to Old Orchard Beach and is 188 km (117 miles) away.
Old Orchard Beach break location map and break info