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Short Sands Surf Forecast / Maine / USA

12 Day Weather and Surf, issued 6 am Thursday 02 Feb 2023 EST
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Short Sands surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Short Sands sea temperature is 5.0 °C (Statistics for 02 Feb 1981-2005 - mean: 3.7 max: 4.9 min: 2.1 °C)
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Short Sands surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Short Sands sea temperature is 5.0 °C (Statistics for 02 Feb 1981-2005 - mean: 3.7 max: 4.9 min: 2.1 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update light winds from the W at Sanford Municipal Airport mean that is clean at Short Sands.

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25 km away, 2 h 7 min ago

Light
6 km/h
W
-7.8
5.0
Air / Water (°C)
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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for Short Sands this week:

The surf forecast for Short Sands over the next 12 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Thursday (Feb 02) at 10AM. The primary swell is predicted to be 0.5m and 10s period. The wind is predicted to be offshore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Short Sands in the next 12 days are 1.0m 9s and forecast to arrive on Wednesday (Feb 08) at 1PM. Winds are predicted to be cross-offshore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 1.7m 7s period and expected on Wednesday (Feb 08) at 1AM.

Wave TypeTime (EST) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+)10AM (Thu 2nd Feb)1.5ft (0.5m) 10s
Best Surf10PM (Tue 7th Feb)2.5ft (0.7m) 11s
Most Powerful 1PM (Wed 8th Feb)3.5ft (1.0m) 9s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for Short Sands over the next 12 days.

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Thursday
02
Friday
03
Saturday
04
Sunday
05
Monday
06
Tuesday
07
Wednesday
08
Thursday
09
Friday
10
Saturday
11
Sunday
12
Monday
13
AMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNight
Rating
(10 max)
100000000000000002000000000000001000
Swell
Height Map
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T maine.htsgw.metric.42.cc23
T maine.htsgw.metric.66.cc23
T maine.htsgw.metric.90.cc23
T maine.htsgw.metric.114.cc23
T maine.htsgw.metric.138.cc23
T maine.htsgw.metric.162.cc23
T maine.htsgw.metric.186.cc23
T maine.htsgw.metric.210.cc23
T maine.htsgw.metric.234.cc23
T maine.htsgw.metric.258.cc23
T maine.htsgw.metric.282.cc23
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
0.5
E
0.4
ESE
0.3
ESE
0.2
ESE
0.2
E
0.1
E
0.1
N
0.1
N
0.2
WSW
1.2
S
1
S
0.1
E
0.1
E
0.1
E
0.1
SE
0.5
SE
0.3
SE
0.7
SE
1.3
SSE
0.9
SE
0.5
SE
0.3
SE
0.1
E
0.1
E
0.1
SE
0.1
SE
0.1
SE
0.9
NE
0.9
ENE
0.8
E
1
E
1.1
E
1.1
NE
1
NE
0.7
ENE
0.5
E
Period(s) (?)10999993536612111088131099991111101011455556677
Wave
Graph
(?)Metric surfscale
Energy (?)47281686200000323332271020120401443445263931576972804723
Wind
(km/h)
20
WSW
25
SW
30
WSW
40
WNW
35
NW
40
WNW
30
WNW
25
WNW
15
SW
25
SW
25
SW
15
SW
15
W
15
NNW
10
NNW
15
SSW
30
SSW
20
SW
30
W
40
WNW
30
NW
30
WNW
20
WNW
5
NNW
10
ESE
20
NNE
10
N
10
NE
5
ESE
15
NNW
15
NNW
10
NW
5
N
20
E
25
ENE
30
NNE
Wind State (?)
onshore
cross-onshore
cross-shore
cross-offshore
offshore
glassy
offoffoffcross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
offoffoffoffcross-
off
cross-
on
crosscross-
off
cross-
off
offcross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
glasscrosscross-
on
cross-
on
oncrosscross-
on
crosscrossglasscross-
on
cross-
on
on
High Tide
/ height (m)
9:35PM
2.33
9:38AM
2.69
10:17PM
2.37
10:18AM
2.73
10:55PM
2.41
10:56AM
2.76
11:29PM
2.45
11:31AM
2.77
12:02AM
2.49
12:05PM
2.76
12:33AM
2.51
12:39PM
2.72
1:04AM
2.55
1:15PM
2.66
1:38AM
2.57
1:53PM
2.59
2:15AM
2.60
2:35PM
2.50
2:56AM
2.62
3:23PM
2.41
3:44AM
2.64
4:18PM
2.32
Low Tide
/ height (m)
3:28PM
0.12
3:29AM
0.42
4:11PM
0.08
4:11AM
0.37
4:50PM
0.05
4:50AM
0.31
5:25PM
0.03
5:25AM
0.27
5:57PM
0.03
6:00AM
0.23
6:28PM
0.04
6:35AM
0.22
6:59PM
0.06
7:11AM
0.20
7:32PM
0.10
7:49AM
0.20
8:08PM
0.15
8:31AM
0.21
8:48PM
0.21
9:19AM
0.22
9:33PM
0.27
10:13AM
0.22
10:26PM
0.34

Note: the tide data above is for Cape Neddick, Maine which is 2 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for Short Sands.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph
Offshore winds at Short Sands blow from the SW

Thursday
02
Friday
03
Saturday
04
Sunday
05
Monday
06
Tuesday
07
Wednesday
08
Thursday
09
Friday
10
Saturday
11
Sunday
12
Monday
13
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Rain (mm)
----------------11------------------
Temp. °C020-17-19-23-18-15-534375235751-322-121-3-2-2-3-6-5-4-20-4
Low °C-31-14-18-21-27-23-15-13-2325402564-3-5-10-20-1-3-2-2-9-8-6-6-2-1-5
Feels °C (?)-8-6-9-28-30-34-28-24-12-5-3-311-2-4-22-3-9-11-5-4-6-2-5-8-7-6-7-13-10-9-8-7-13
Sunrise6:56--6:54--6:54--6:52--6:52--6:50--6:48--6:48--6:47--6:45--6:43--6:41--
Sunset-4:55--4:57--4:58--5:00--5:00--5:01--5:04--5:05--5:06--5:07--5:08--5:09-

Short Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Icy conditions (max 2°C on Thu afternoon, min -27°C on Fri night). Winds decreasing (strong winds from the WNW on Fri morning, light winds from the SW by Sat night).

Days 3-6 Weather Summary Light rain (total 2mm), mostly falling on Tue afternoon. Icy conditions (max 7°C on Mon morning, min -2°C on Sun morning). Mainly fresh winds.

Days 6-9 Weather Summary A moderate fall of snow, heaviest on Fri afternoon. Icy conditions (max 5°C on Wed morning, min -5°C on Wed night). Winds decreasing (strong winds from the WNW on Wed afternoon, calm by Thu night).

Long Range Forecast: A light covering of new snow mostly falling on Mon night. Temperatures will be below freezing (max 0°C on Mon afternoon, min -9°C on Sat night). Winds increasing (calm on Sat afternoon, fresh winds from the NNE by Mon night).

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Information about the Short Sands Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for Short Sands provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 12 days. A general guide to surfing at Short Sands can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our Short Sands surf forecast is unique since it includes wave energy (power) that defines the real feel of the surf rather than just the height or the period. If you surf the same spot (Short Sands) regularly then make a mental note of the wave energy from the surf forecast table each time you go. Very soon you may start to choose your surf days based on the wave energy alone combined with our forecast of favourable offshore wind conditions. Our star ratings will help here and of course you will also find the usual wave height and period predictions on our surf forecasts as well as a full break down of the swell components under our advanced users option (to reveal that, click the little Einstein character under the tide times).

Further information to help with frequently asked questions about our surf forecast for Short Sands may be found under the help tab on the top menu and also by moving your mouse over the question marks on the surf forecast table itself. Please always bear in mind that the forecast is for near-shore open water and local factors at each surf break influence the actual breaking wave height, such as the beach / reef profile, water depths offshore and shelter.

Short Sands is 17 km (11 miles) from Portsmouth. If you plan a vacation in Maine, look for hotels and other accommodation in Portsmouth. Portsmouth has rooms for a wide range of budgets as well as car hire and transport links.