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Although it faces almost due south, a NE swell still manages to wrap around Cape Arundel, which is a bonus if the wind is also NE, making it dead offshore for Kennebunk. Needs at least 3ft (?m) to start breaking, but it’ll handle as big as it gets. Big, brown, heavy, smokin’ lefts and rights with critical drops, especially on a low incoming tide.

The crowds can be as thick as the lips because it’s only a medium consistency spot. The strong rips combine with a mixture of residential, stormwater and estuary effluent. Residents-only parking in town in summer. Free parking in winter, which is when it’s most likely to break anyway.

  • All Tides
  • Peaky Beachbreak
  • Sand
  • NE - SE
  • North Easterly
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