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Wells Beach ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 4.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 3.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.4

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Wells Beach Surf Guide

Wells Beach in Maine is an exposed beach break that has consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. Offshore winds blow from the northwest. Waves just as likely from local windswells as from distant groundswells and the best swell direction is from the east. The beach breaks offer lefts and rights. Best around mid tide when the tide is rising. Rarely crowded here. Take care of rips and rocks.

Wells Beach Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beach  redBeachIcon  s33.4
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
consistent
15.0°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Wells Beach:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

novemberBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Wells Beach with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of November. Clean surfable waves are typically found 33% of the time in November while 35% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 32% 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
35%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
32%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Wells Beach Location Map

Interactive Wells Beach 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 Wells Beach is Portland International Jetport Airport (PWM) in USA, 43 km (27 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Wells Beach is Laurence G Hanscom Fld (Bedford) Airport (BED), also in USA, 110 km (68 miles) away.

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Wells Beach Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Wednesday, 23 June 2021, 10:49 Local Time
Wednesday 23
11AM2PM5PM8PM
Wave (m) 0.5
SE
0.5
SE
0.5
SE
0.4
SE
Period (s) 15 15 15 15
Wind (km/h)
5
10
15
15
Wind State glass cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on

Swell History at Wells Beach

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

Wind History at Wells Beach

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

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