York Beach Maine...Worth taking a board??

Discussion in 'All Discussions' started by aka pumpmaster, Mar 21, 2019.

  1. aka pumpmaster

    aka pumpmaster Well-Known Member

    Apr 30, 2008
    God forbid the wife would want to go to Costa but she does want to hit up Maine. Should i lug a board(s) all the way up there?
     
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  2. DawnPatrol321

    DawnPatrol321 Well-Known Member

    Mar 6, 2012

  3. Wavestrom

    Wavestrom Well-Known Member

    477
    Jul 5, 2014
    It's good enough for 1000 Quebeqois on any given summer weekend, why not you?

    When though? Like all of NE, it's not like you're guaranteed waves at any particular time unlike Costa.
     
  4. aka pumpmaster

    aka pumpmaster Well-Known Member

    Apr 30, 2008
    she likes mid august and driving
     
  5. CJsurf

    CJsurf Well-Known Member

    Apr 28, 2014
    I would not go up there during hurricane season without a couple of boards and wetsuits. Go on Google maps and look at the satellite view. Tons of surf potential if there is swell in the water.
     
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  6. aka pumpmaster

    aka pumpmaster Well-Known Member

    Apr 30, 2008
    im assuming a 3/2 is fine for august?
     
  7. LBCrew

    LBCrew Well-Known Member

    Aug 12, 2009
    Yes... you might get away with less, but you're safe with a 3/2.

    I would plan to bring boards... I've gotten good surf at Ogunquit in August, and I know guys who go to ME every year to surf. If I had a trip planned, I'd keep an eye on what's happening and make the call just before I go.

    Grain is in York, and there are quality spots in and around that area.

    Surf or no... enjoy your trip.
     
  8. Wavestrom

    Wavestrom Well-Known Member

    477
    Jul 5, 2014
    Sigmund is up there I think, he'll know. MA and RI you don't need a suite in August but ME is a little colder so probably?

    August up in NE is a crapshoot but if you're driving you should bring boards (at least a LB) for sure. Always a chance a swell hits on your way up and you can detour to NY or RI.
     
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  9. BassMon2

    BassMon2 Well-Known Member

    Jan 27, 2015
    Never been but always wanted to head up there on a solid hurricane swell. Id definitely bring boards just for the possibility of surf. Enjoy the trip!
     
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  10. desandan

    desandan Well-Known Member

    207
    Feb 12, 2013
    I would bring it, hurricane season ;)
     
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  11. Barry Cuda

    Barry Cuda Well-Known Member

    Nov 19, 2018
    Yes on bringing a board.
    Yes on the 3/2 in August.
    York is 10 miles from where I live which will be about a 20 minute drive to "The Wall" which is like kook heaven.
    Waves are USUALLY small then, but NOT always. So longboard or shortboard you use for smaller waves will be suitable.
    Have fun.
     
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  12. aka pumpmaster

    aka pumpmaster Well-Known Member

    Apr 30, 2008
    maybe we will catch a few Mr Cuda
     
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  13. Barry Cuda

    Barry Cuda Well-Known Member

    Nov 19, 2018
    Hopefully!
     
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  14. La_Piedra

    La_Piedra Well-Known Member

    Oct 9, 2017
    The day you don't take a board is the day it will be pumping
     
  15. SCOB3YVILLE

    SCOB3YVILLE Well-Known Member

    691
    Nov 16, 2016
    I bring my board to the gulf. Ya never know
     
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  16. Barry Cuda

    Barry Cuda Well-Known Member

    Nov 19, 2018
    Story of my life......
     
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  17. foamieswithmyhomies

    foamieswithmyhomies Well-Known Member

    379
    Sep 18, 2014
    leave the wife. more room for the quiver
     
  18. aka pumpmaster

    aka pumpmaster Well-Known Member

    Apr 30, 2008
    the thought has crossed my mind. On my pension, i could move to CR now....alone
     
  19. Barry Cuda

    Barry Cuda Well-Known Member

    Nov 19, 2018
    Oh yeah....and where then will you park you coque??
     
  20. aka pumpmaster

    aka pumpmaster Well-Known Member

    Apr 30, 2008
    rent-a-dates from Jaco
     
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