Wave Heights

Near Shore Wave Height Forecast
*Maine surf and weather forecast based on Kennebunk Beach

Today<br>A 30 percent chance of rain, mainly after 5pm.  Increasing clouds, with a high near 47. West wind 5 to 15 mph becoming south in the morning.
SundaySunday<br>Rain, mainly before 3pm.  High near 51. Breezy, with a south wind 15 to 25 mph becoming west in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 35 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 90%. New precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
Monday<br>Mostly sunny, with a high near 38. Breezy, with a west wind 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 40 mph.
Tuesday<br>Sunny, with a high near 50.
Wednesday<br>A 30 percent chance of showers.  Mostly sunny, with a high near 48.
Thanksgiving Day
Thanksgiving Day<br>Mostly sunny, with a high near 39.
Friday<br>Mostly sunny, with a high near 42.
01AM-10mph from the WNW
04AM-6mph from the WNW
07AM-6mph from the W
01PM-9mph from the SSW
04PM-12mph from the S
07PM-13mph from the S
01AM-15mph from the S
04AM-15mph from the S
07AM-17mph from the S
01PM-15mph from the SW
04PM-20mph from the W
07PM-17mph from the W
01AM-14mph from the W
04AM-14mph from the W
07AM-14mph from the W
01PM-18mph from the W
04PM-16mph from the W
04PM-12mph from the W
07PM-13mph from the W
07PM-11mph from the W
01AM-10mph from the W
04AM-10mph from the W
07AM-9mph from the WSW
01PM-12mph from the SW
04PM-12mph from the SW
07PM-12mph from the SW
01AM-11mph from the SW
04AM-10mph from the SW
07AM-9mph from the WSW
01PM-9mph from the W
04PM-9mph from the W
07PM-8mph from the WNW
01AM-8mph from the NW
04AM-8mph from the NW
07AM-8mph from the NNW
01PM-8mph from the WNW
04PM-7mph from the WNW
04PM-9mph from the WNW
07PM-6mph from the W
01AM-6mph from the W
04AM-6mph from the W
07AM-6mph from the W
01PM-8mph from the W
04PM-8mph from the W
07PM-7mph from the WNW

How this works

This chart shows you 7-days worth of swell/weather/wind information all in place. You have “incoming swell” (in feet) charted by the blue line on the gray graph. You have the weather icons for each day below the graph and you have the wind, speed and direction represented by the directional arrows topped by a blue “wind strength” indicator.

These nearshore wave height forecasts are custom built for each surf region using an average/above-average indicator break as a focal point. These forecasts aren’t just some knock-off of a generic Wavewatch III spectral point being regurgitated, these are true nearshore forecasts that use proprietary algorithms factoring in things like swell windows, island shadowing, bathymetry data, swell-period travel time, and other critical forecast components that tune the nearshore forecast specifically for your region, giving you a good solid overview of incoming swell, weather and wind, so that you can go out and find the best spot to score.

Maine Offshore Swell Forecast

How this works

The Offshore Swell Forecast shows you the 7-day forecast starting at the current time and going out from the latest forecast run. Mousing over any part of the graph (any line including the solid shaded area in the background) will pop up a new box near your pointer that shows the DATE/TIME/COMBINED BUOY HEIGHT in the top of the box, and then the specifics of the line you are hovering over like SWELL HEIGHT, SWELL PERIOD, SWELL DIRECTION (both in Simple Compass direction, like Northwest, and specific degrees 308). If you follow the contour of the line you can see hour by hour how that swell behaves over the course of the forecast period.

*Note: clicking on an individual swell in the legend of the chart you can “hide” that data stream making the chart easier to navigate