Wave Heights

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

Today<br>Sunny, with a high near 23. Wind chill values as low as zero. West wind 5 to 15 mph.
FridayFriday<br>Snow likely, possibly mixing with rain after noon, then gradually ending.  Cloudy, with a high near 37. South wind around 5 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow accumulation of around an inch possible.
Saturday<br>Partly sunny, with a high near 21. North wind 5 to 10 mph.
Sunday<br>Sleet, possibly mixed with snow, becoming all snow after 4pm.  High near 30. Breezy.  Chance of precipitation is 100%.
M.L.King Day
M.L.King Day<br>A 30 percent chance of snow showers.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 15.
Tuesday<br>Mostly sunny, with a high near 27.
Wednesday<br>A 30 percent chance of snow.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 37.
12AM-12mph from the WNW
03AM-15mph from the NW
06AM-14mph from the NW
12PM-7mph from the WNW
03PM-5mph from the W
06PM-4mph from the SW
12AM-4mph from the SSW
03AM-4mph from the SSW
06AM-5mph from the S
12PM-6mph from the SW
03PM-6mph from the WSW
06PM-7mph from the W
12AM-10mph from the WNW
03AM-9mph from the NW
06AM-8mph from the NNW
12PM-7mph from the N
03PM-7mph from the NNE
06PM-7mph from the NE
12AM-12mph from the NE
03AM-15mph from the NE
06AM-19mph from the NE
12PM-20mph from the ENE
03PM-18mph from the NNE
06PM-16mph from the N
12AM-13mph from the NNW
03AM-13mph from the NNW
06AM-12mph from the NNW
12PM-13mph from the NW
03PM-13mph from the NW
06PM-13mph from the NW
12AM-11mph from the NW
03AM-10mph from the NW
06AM-9mph from the NW
12PM-8mph from the W
03PM-8mph from the W
06PM-8mph from the WSW
12AM-9mph from the SW
03AM-8mph from the SW
06AM-7mph from the SW
12PM-9mph from the WSW
03PM-9mph from the WSW
06PM-8mph from the WSW

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