Everything You Need To Know About Surfing in Maine in 2021
Some call it one of the "last frontiers" of surfing. With so much coastline and still-unexplored wave fields, Maine has become one of the most sought-after places to surf in the US. Lucky for you, you live here.
Whether you are a beginner or a pro, the summer is here, and it's time to Hang Ten. Here's a brief rundown of some beaches to check out, some surf shops to get your gear, and the current surf conditions for the state.
What Are The Best Beaches To Surf in Maine?
- Higgins Beach
- Old Orchard Beach
- Fortunes Rocks Beach
- Kennebunk Beach
- Wells Beach
- Ogunquit Town Beach
- Short Sands
- Long Sands/York Beach (this one has shown up on some "best of" national surf spots!
Current Surf Conditions in Maine
Need a Surf Shop? Here's a good listing.
Now, if you really want to call yourself a surfer in Maine, you gotta do it in the WINTER:
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