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Scarborough Beach ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.3
Consistency of Surf: 4.6
Difficulty Level: 3.1
Wind and Kite Surfing: 4.0
Crowds: 3.6

Overall: 3.7

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Scarborough Beach break guidePhoto by: Chris slaughter

Scarborough Beach Surf Guide

Scarborough Beach in Maine is an exposed beach break that usually has waves Offshore winds are from the northwest. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the best swell direction is from the southeast. The beach break offers both left and right hand waves. Surfable at all stages of the tide. It's sometimes crowded here. Beware of rips, rocks and pollution.

Scarborough Beach Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
19.2°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Scarborough Beach:

The best conditions reported for surf at Scarborough Beach occur when a Southeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Northwest.

Surf Forecasts:
Maine wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

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

Scarborough Beach Surf:

Wednesday, 12 August 2020, 22:57 Local time
WedThursday 13
Wave (m) 0.3
Period (s) 10 10 10 10
Wind (km/h) 5
NNW 10
N 10
Wind State glass cross-

Tide Times:

For Pine Point, Maine, 2 km from Scarborough Beach.

IS AT (local time)

Scarborough Beach Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Cape Elizabeth, 8 km from Scarborough Beach.


Air temperature
23 °C

Current weather near Scarborough Beach

Buoy Data:

At Portland Buoy, 9 miles from Scarborough Beach.

  5PM 6PM 7PM 8PM
Data Age 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr
Wave height (m) 0.4
Dominant period (s) 5 4 5 4

All wavebuoys around Scarborough Beach

Overall Scarborough Beach Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in August

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

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

scabz on fire, Scarborough Beach photo

Scarborough Beach

Photo credit: Chris slaughter

Sharkbait, Scarborough Beach photo

Scarborough Beach

Photo credit: Duncan Nederpelt

Scarborough Beach Location Maps

Scarborough 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 Scarborough Beach

Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Scarborough Beach:

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Wave buoys nearest to Scarborough Beach:

Tide stations nearest to Scarborough Beach:

  • Closest tide station
    Pine Point
    1 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    Old Orchard Beach
    3 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    Richmond Island
    4 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    West Scarborough
    4 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    Camp Ellis, Saco River Entrance
    7 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to Scarborough Beach is Portland International Jetport Airport (PWM) in USA, 12 km (7 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Scarborough Beach is Augusta State Airport (AUG), also in USA, 96 km (60 miles) away.
  • Third is Laurence G Hanscom Fld (Bedford) Airport (BED) in USA, 143 km (89 miles) away.
  • General Edward Lawrence Logan International (Boston) Airport (BOS) in USA is 143 km (89 miles) away.
  • Bangor International Airport (BGR), also in USA is the fifth nearest airport to Scarborough Beach and is 184 km (114 miles) away.
Scarborough Beach break location map and break info