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Popham Read ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Crowds: 5.0

Overall: 3.2

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Popham Read Surf Guide

Popham Read in Maine is a beach break. Offshore winds blow from the northwest. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the best swell direction is from the southeast. Crowds are never a problem here. Hazards include - Rocks.

Popham Read Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beach  redBeachIcon  s33.2
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
10.4°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Popham Read:

The best conditions reported for surf at Popham Read 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 Popham Read (for consistent clean waves)?

novemberBest Season: autumn
The best time of year for surfing Popham Read 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 33% of the time in November while 39% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 28% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
33%
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
28%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

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Interactive Popham Read 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 Popham Read is Portland International Jetport Airport (PWM) in USA, 42 km (26 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Popham Read is Augusta State Airport (AUG), also in USA, 65 km (40 miles) away.

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Popham Read Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Monday, 17 May 2021, 21:52 Local Time
Monday 17Tue
5PM8PM11PM2AM
Wave (m) 0.3
SE
0.3
SE
0.2
ESE
0.4
SE
Period (s) 8 8 8 8
Wind (km/h) 15
SSE 10
SW 20
WSW 10
WSW
Wind State on cross cross-
off
cross-
off

Swell History at Popham Read

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

Wind History at Popham Read

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

Popham Read Reviews:

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Ratings
Based on 2 votes.
  • Overall:Icon  s33.2
  • Quality on a good day:Icon  s22.0
  • Difficulty Level:Icon  s11.0
  • Crowds:Icon  s55.0
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Review
Impartial reviews submitted by Surf-Forecast users.
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Ken from United States
“Popham and Reid - not Read - are 2 different places with very different characteristics.”

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