About Boston Bay

Boston Bay in Portland is a picturesque cliff cove with a reef in the middle of the entrance, which kicks a left on one side and a right on the other. Sometimes it will even send a nice A-frame right down the center.

Source: Boston Bay Surf Guide

Ability Level

Beginner - intermediate

Beg Int Adv

Beginner to intermediate

Local Vibe

Welcoming

Welcoming Intimidating

Mellow.

Crowd Factor

Moderate

Mellow Heavy

Can get busy.

Spot Rating

Fun

Poor Perfect

Less consistent than Long Bay and perfect for beginners in the usual chest-high soft breakers.

Shoulder Burn

Light

Light Exhausting

Easy overall but can get challenging on hurricane swells.

Water Quality

Clean

Clean Dirty

Nice Caribbean water.

Additional Information

Hazards

Watch reef.

Access

Park right there.

Bring Your

Shortboard, funboard, longboard, fish

Seabed

reef

Best Season

November-March, August-September

Swell Consistency and Wind Overview

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