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Short Sands ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.9
Consistency of Surf: 2.4
Difficulty Level: 2.7
Wind and Kite Surfing: 2.3
Crowds: 2.4

Overall: 2.8

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Short Sands Surf Guide

Short Sands_1 in Maine is an exposed beach break that has quite reliable surf. Winter is the optimum time of year for surfing here. The best wind direction is from the southwest. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the optimum swell angle is from the northeast. Waves at the beach break both left and right. Good surf at all stages of the tide. Rarely crowded here. Beware of rips, rocks and pollution.

Short Sands Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beach  redBeachIcon  s32.8
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
17.9°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Short Sands:

The best conditions reported for surf at Short Sands occur when a Northeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Southwest.

Surf Forecasts:

What's the best time of year to surf Short Sands (for consistent clean waves)?

mayBest Season: spring
The best time of year for surfing Short Sands with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Spring and most often the month of May. Clean surfable waves are typically found 9% of the time in May while 16% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 75% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
9%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
16%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
75%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Short Sands Location Map

Interactive Short Sands 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 Short Sands is Portland International Jetport Airport (PWM) in USA, 57 km (35 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Short Sands is Laurence G Hanscom Fld (Bedford) Airport (BED), also in USA, 96 km (60 miles) away.

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Short Sands Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Monday, 27 September 2021, 10:03 Local Time
Monday 27
11AM2PM5PM8PM
Wave (m)
1
ESE
0.9
ESE
0.9
ESE
0.9
ESE
Period (s) 9 9 9 9
Wind (km/h)
15
20
25
10
Wind State off off off off

Swell History at Short Sands

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

Wind History at Short Sands

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

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