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    Thinking of taking a trip up to Maine in May and need suggestions

    I really want to go on a camping/surfing trip up in Maine this year. I was thinking May would be the best time for me because it's right when I end school and hopefully there would be some spring swell leftovers. I was thinking of york because it seems like there are good camping options near the beach. My biggest concern is wave quality in york. I'm definitely expecting small waves, but would it still be fun on a mini simmons or fish? Also is long sands my best bet for waves or are there other fun spots?

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    Stay as far away as you can from the barns up there.

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    may I ask why?

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    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Shoting Piers in Honeyton
    Quote Originally Posted by yankee View Post
    Stay as far away as you can from the barns up there.
    Very sound advice right here. Especially if you are a latex dummy!

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    If you hear the words parallel profile run.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lipride20 View Post
    may I ask why?
    It's easy to get caught in the overgrown vines up there.

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    Join Date
    Oct 2013
    Atlantic City
    don't let the nattering nabobs of negativity bug 'ya. it IS ok to ask. i don't want to out any spots but
    i can tell you we family-camped in freeport at the 'recompense shore compound at wolves neck farm'
    which is a marvelous oceanfront farm. on the west side at the bridge you can catch southerly swell
    from the bay hitting an outgoing tide which produces a standing wave thats a blast to sup or kayak.

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    Jul 2013
    I think you'll be fine in York. It's a little less quaint than other towns, but you'll be close to several breaks. York, Ogunquit (might be the best beach break in So. ME), Kennebunk, etc. Kittery has some spots too, and a nice downtown and restaurant scene.

    I'll be the nice guy. The warnings being issued to you are pokes at one of our favorite contributors who hails from York. He's a wild man. If you have a few spare hours search for Charles Taylor.

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    Sep 2010
    Pinelands, NJ
    It's not a bad spot to go to considering all the other breaks nearby, NH included. It's a nice wide beach so people are spread out too. There's a killer spot nearby that only works on really specific conditions once in a blue moon, and when it does it will be locals only. If you don't mind driving a little there a good spots even further north like Goose Rocks and Old Orchard. Unless you're looking at a spring swell a longboard may be your best bet. Maine could potentially offer the best waves on the East Coast if Cape Cod wasn't in the way.

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    Hi All- I currently live in Long Island and may be exploring a job opportunity in southern Maine. Trying to get an idea on consistency of surf is and hoping i can still get my share of good waves up there. Would appreciate anyone's input.