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Teiki Mathieu Baillan surfing a self-made Alaia surfboard in Lances Left, Mentawaï, Indonesia. Photo by C. Naslain, 2009.

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 Popham - Read

USA, North East, Northern New England

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Latitude: 43° 44.034' N
Longitude: 69° 47.727' W

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Both are long drives south from Bath, Maine on either side of the Kennebec River. Popham and Read State Parks

English (Translate this text in English): Both are long drives south from Bath, Maine on either side of the Kennebec River. Popham and Read State Parks

English (Translate this text in English): Both are long drives south from Bath, Maine on either side of the Kennebec River. Popham and Read State Parks

English (Translate this text in English): Both are long drives south from Bath, Maine on either side of the Kennebec River. Popham and Read State Parks

DistanceDay trip

WalkGood walk (15-30 mn)

Easy to find?Easy to find

Public access?Public access

Special accessDon't know

 Surf Spot Characteristics

Surf Spot Quality

Wave qualityNormal

ExperienceAll surfers

FrequencyDon't know

Wave

TypeBeach-break

DirectionRight and left

BottomSandy with rock

PowerPowerless

Normal lengthNormal (50 to 150m)

Good day lengthVery Long (300 to 500 m)

Tide, Swell and Wind

Good swell directionNorthWest, West, SouthWest, South

Good wind direction

Swell sizeStarts working at 2.5m-3m / 8ft-10ft and holds up to

Best tide position

Best tide movement

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Week crowdEmpty

Week-end crowdEmpty

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Dangers

- Rocks

 Additional Information

Both beaches are parks so they charge money to get in. You cannot check out the surf till you already paid and walked over the sand dune to the beach.
Popham has several different sandbars and ledges over a large area. There are probably 5 solid breaks in the Popham Beach area.
Small Point is also right next to Popham. Small Point is a long right point break.

English (Translate this text in English): Both beaches are parks so they charge money to get in. You cannot check out the surf till you already paid and walked over the sand dune to the beach.
Popham has several different sandbars and ledges over a large area. There are probably 5 solid breaks in the Popham Beach area.
Small Point is also right next to Popham. Small Point is a long right point break.

English (Translate this text in English): Both beaches are parks so they charge money to get in. You cannot check out the surf till you already paid and walked over the sand dune to the beach.
Popham has several different sandbars and ledges over a large area. There are probably 5 solid breaks in the Popham Beach area.
Small Point is also right next to Popham. Small Point is a long right point break.

English (Translate this text in English): Both beaches are parks so they charge money to get in. You cannot check out the surf till you already paid and walked over the sand dune to the beach.
Popham has several different sandbars and ledges over a large area. There are probably 5 solid breaks in the Popham Beach area.
Small Point is also right next to Popham. Small Point is a long right point break.

Atmosphere

I have heard great things about these beaches but have yet to see it, and I have given them many chances. They have consistant small soft waves adequate for the kiddies but require a large swell to get a good surf break. I've caught a couple decent waves but I usually en up make sand castles on the beach instead. Both beaches have great potential, but they are a little out of the way.

English (Translate this text in English): I have heard great things about these beaches but have yet to see it, and I have given them many chances. They have consistant small soft waves adequate for the kiddies but require a large swell to get a good surf break. I've caught a couple decent waves but I usually en up make sand castles on the beach instead. Both beaches have great potential, but they are a little out of the way.

English (Translate this text in English): I have heard great things about these beaches but have yet to see it, and I have given them many chances. They have consistant small soft waves adequate for the kiddies but require a large swell to get a good surf break. I've caught a couple decent waves but I usually en up make sand castles on the beach instead. Both beaches have great potential, but they are a little out of the way.

English (Translate this text in English): I have heard great things about these beaches but have yet to see it, and I have given them many chances. They have consistant small soft waves adequate for the kiddies but require a large swell to get a good surf break. I've caught a couple decent waves but I usually en up make sand castles on the beach instead. Both beaches have great potential, but they are a little out of the way.

General

These beaches (Popham in particular) are some of the most beautiful beaches in Maine. Take a day trip with the family or some friends when the swell is high, if you get lucky catch some waves otherwise hangout and enjoy a beautiful Maine Beach.

English (Translate this text in English): These beaches (Popham in particular) are some of the most beautiful beaches in Maine. Take a day trip with the family or some friends when the swell is high, if you get lucky catch some waves otherwise hangout and enjoy a beautiful Maine Beach.

English (Translate this text in English): These beaches (Popham in particular) are some of the most beautiful beaches in Maine. Take a day trip with the family or some friends when the swell is high, if you get lucky catch some waves otherwise hangout and enjoy a beautiful Maine Beach.

English (Translate this text in English): These beaches (Popham in particular) are some of the most beautiful beaches in Maine. Take a day trip with the family or some friends when the swell is high, if you get lucky catch some waves otherwise hangout and enjoy a beautiful Maine Beach.

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By LeDude , 03-08-2009

Always changing - Beach dramatically changes storm after storm so breaks never stay consistent. Breaks can also be very shallow as previous comment noted, so take caution.

It can get fun when a storm passes through and groundswell shows up. Otherwise Popham is extremely fickle.

By Anonymous , 22-08-2006

beware - on the right day it can be very nice. but it can also be dangerous. it sent me to the hospital for 12 stitches last winter (got pitched off the lip from a floater, hit my chin on the bottom). so be careful, the wave has some power and it isn't to deep, at least when we were there. overall its a nice break if you catch it right

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