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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 Spot ID

Ella Perfecting Her Craft, Wells Beach photo

Wells Beach

Photo credit: Jennifer Davie

Type: beach

Reliability: consistent

Best: Swell E | Wind NW

Sea Temperature Today is: 3.9 °C

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Wednesday, 19 February 2020, 05:10 Local time
Wednesday 19
Wave (m) 1.4
Period (s) 8 8 8 8
Wind (km/h) 20
W 20
W 30
WNW 35
Wind State cross-

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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.

Maine wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Wells, Webhannet River, Maine, 1 km from Wells Beach.

IS AT (local time)

Wells Beach Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At BUOY-WELM1, 1 km from Wells Beach.


Air temperature
-1.1 °C

Current weather near Wells Beach

Buoy Data:

At Western Maine Shelf Buoy, 11 miles from Wells Beach.

  12AM 1AM 2AM 3AM
Data Age 5 hr 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr
Wave height (m) 2.9
Dominant period (s) 8 - 8 8

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Overall Wells Beach Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in February


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

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

Wells Beach Location Maps

Wells Beach Location Map

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Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Wells Beach:

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Wave buoys nearest to Wells Beach:

Tide stations nearest to Wells Beach:

  • Closest tide station
    Wells, Webhannet River
    1 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    Kennebunkport, Kennebunk River
    6 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    6 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    Cape Porpoise
    8 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    Cape Neddick
    10 mi


  • 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.
  • Third is General Edward Lawrence Logan International (Boston) Airport (BOS) in USA, 111 km (69 miles) away.
  • Augusta State Airport (AUG) in USA is 128 km (80 miles) away.
  • North Central State (Smithfield) Airport (SFZ), also in USA is the fifth nearest airport to Wells Beach and is 172 km (107 miles) away.
Wells Beach break location map and break info

This is the Surf-Forecast page for Wells Beach, Maine. Use the tab navigation above to view Wells Beach sea temperature, Wells Beach photographs, Wells Beach detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Wells Beach webcams, current wind from Maine live weather stations and Wells 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 Wells Beach.