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New Hampshire Surf Conditions

There are several breaks along Rt. 1A that used to be listed on this site. These spots have experienced extreme overcrowding over recent years. If you know of these breaks please don't even bother stopping if you see parking is tight as it might cost us all access in the future. A while back they used to tow cars parked at the side of the road even in winter time, we don't want to get back to that (imagine walking to town in your wetsuit in the dead of winter). If there is reasonable parking watch the break for a while to make sure that the break can accommodate one more person (Note: some of these spots do not handle crowds well. When the time you spend waiting is factored in most of these spots are not any better than The Wall). Once in the water remember to be respectful and abide the etiquette of surfing. In the unlikely event you should run into one of the few overinflated egos in the area that see themselves as "localism enforcers" avoid direct confrontation and immediately report any intimidation, threats etc. to the local police.
Your help and efforts in all these matters will be appreciated by locals and visitors alike and will help to keep NH's 13 miles of coastline open and accessible to all.

Jenness Beach

Skill Level: For everyone.
Wave Type: Beach Break.
Best Swell Direction: ESE.
Best Wind Direction: NW to W.
Best Tide: Mid Tide.
Swell Direction Range: NE to SE
Surfable Break Size: Thigh or more.
Bottom Type: Sand.

Comments: A pretty decent beach break that can accommodate some of the flow over from nearby locations if the area is crowded. This beach break is suitable for long boarders, beginners and better surfers. 
Hazards: None, until the surf gets overhead then the paddle out is not for the faint of heart.
Localism: None.
Directions: Almost 4 miles north of the end of The Wall on 1A.
Parking: Metered.

Closest Buoy (Live Feed):

  • October 18, 2017 9:04 pm EDT Location: 43.181N 70.428W Wind Direction: SSW (210°) Wind Speed: 5.8 knots Wind Gust: 5.8 knots Significant Wave Height: 1.3 ft Dominant Wave Period: 11 sec Atmospheric Pressure: 30.25 in (1024.5 mb) Air Temperature: 60.1°F (15.6°C) Water Temperature: 58.3°F (14.6°C)

Rye on the Rocks

Skill Level: Experts only especially at low tide.
Wave Type: Rock boulder reef.
Best Swell Direction: ENE to SE.
Best Wind Direction: WNW to WSW.
Best Tide: Dependent on desired waves and conditions (generally low tide is hollower and faster and high tide more carvable).
Swell Direction Range: NE to SE
Surfable Break Size: Waist/thigh or more.
Bottom Type: Rock boulders.

Comments: One of the most misunderstood and overhyped breaks in New England, Rye gets overcrowded in conditions where it really shouldn't. There are plenty of other spots, some even within walking/paddling distance that offer better conditions most of the time (especially when crowds are a factor). 
Localism: Some. Crowds bring out the worst in even non-locals.
Parking: A hidden parking lot and by the road.

Closest Buoy (Live Feed):

  • October 18, 2017 9:04 pm EDT Location: 43.181N 70.428W Wind Direction: SSW (210°) Wind Speed: 5.8 knots Wind Gust: 5.8 knots Significant Wave Height: 1.3 ft Dominant Wave Period: 11 sec Atmospheric Pressure: 30.25 in (1024.5 mb) Air Temperature: 60.1°F (15.6°C) Water Temperature: 58.3°F (14.6°C)

The Wall

Skill Level: For Everyone.
Wave Type: Beach Break.
Best Swell Direction: ESE.
Best Wind Direction: NW to SW.
Best Tide: Mid tide.
Swell Direction Range: ENE to SE.
Surfable Break Size: Knee and up. The Wall is consistently bigger than many of the breaks in the area.
Bottom Type: Mostly sand, but there are a rocks.

Comments: The Wall is quite a nice beach break that can accommodate huge crowds. Still, it gets crowded, especially in the summer when “surfing zones” are enforced by life guards. BTW, don't confuse this beach for North Hampton Beach which is further North and not a great surf spot.
Hazards: The paddle out when waves are big.
Localism: None.
Directions: On 1A.
Parking: Metered (enforced in the summer) and plenty of it (though it does fill up).

Closest Buoy (Live Feed):

  • October 18, 2017 9:04 pm EDT Location: 43.181N 70.428W Wind Direction: SSW (210°) Wind Speed: 5.8 knots Wind Gust: 5.8 knots Significant Wave Height: 1.3 ft Dominant Wave Period: 11 sec Atmospheric Pressure: 30.25 in (1024.5 mb) Air Temperature: 60.1°F (15.6°C) Water Temperature: 58.3°F (14.6°C)

Hampton South Beach

Skill Level: For everyone.
Wave Type: Beach Break.
Best Swell Direction: ESE.
Best Wind Direction: NW to WSW.
Best Tide: Mid tide.
Swell Direction Range: NE to SE
Surfable Break Size: Thigh high plus.
Bottom Type: Sand and some boulders.

Comments: Generally The Wall is better but there are occasions where you might want to go here instead, for example, if its too big or too crowded at The Wall (mostly if its both). It is a rather average beach break.
Hazards: As with all beach breaks the paddle out can be a challenge with large surf.
Localism: None.
Directions: Hampton Beach State Park on any good map.
Parking: Metered.

Closest Buoy (Live Feed):

  • October 18, 2017 9:04 pm EDT Location: 43.181N 70.428W Wind Direction: SSW (210°) Wind Speed: 5.8 knots Wind Gust: 5.8 knots Significant Wave Height: 1.3 ft Dominant Wave Period: 11 sec Atmospheric Pressure: 30.25 in (1024.5 mb) Air Temperature: 60.1°F (15.6°C) Water Temperature: 58.3°F (14.6°C)

Salisbury Beach

Skill Level: For everyone.
Wave Type: Beach break.
Best Swell Direction: ESE.
Best Wind Direction: NW to SW.
Best Tide: Low to mid tide.
Swell Direction Range: NE to ESE.
Surfable Break Size: Thigh plus.
Bottom Type: Sand.

Comments: A long beach with sandbars that shift around and have been know to create some surfable breaks. Sandbars have not formed too nicely in recent years.
Hazards: As with all beach breaks the paddle out can be a challenge with large surf.
Localism: None.
Directions: Salisbury Beach on any good map.
Parking: Metered and plenty of it.

Closest Buoy (Live Feed):

  • October 18, 2017 9:04 pm EDT Location: 43.181N 70.428W Wind Direction: SSW (210°) Wind Speed: 5.8 knots Wind Gust: 5.8 knots Significant Wave Height: 1.3 ft Dominant Wave Period: 11 sec Atmospheric Pressure: 30.25 in (1024.5 mb) Air Temperature: 60.1°F (15.6°C) Water Temperature: 58.3°F (14.6°C)

Comments   

 
+4 #7 Robert 2014-10-21 12:47
Wow, go home, and loser, I guess it doesn't make it worth to write on this post, sad that people have to take out there own personal issues on others. Hampton is just like surfing K38, and if you have ever surfed in Baja, you would know what I mean, Love of the ocean and God gave it to us to SHARE
 
 
-23 #6 fuck this page 2014-03-29 21:14
why is there a page that blows up every spot in NE thats already too crowded. take this bullshit down now
 
 
+15 #5 Robert 2013-09-15 11:24
God has given us these beaches to enjoy, Grew up in SD surfing and delt with all of this my whole life. Beginners, Expert, what does it matter, lets all be in the line up and take a turn, and have Fun. :lol:
 
 
+10 #4 florida sucks 2012-04-17 01:27
wow florida must really suck. get the hell out of NH, loser.
 
 
-23 #3 t 2011-12-17 07:51
sooooo I'm a FLA surfer up here for the winter and thought it was f-ng BS to read a "spots" page... I planned on exploring myself and if I am lucky enough to find the right spot / swell combo (which I'll figure out on my own) I would be respectable of the locals...

p.s. one should never "back down from direct confrontation" they should just be prepared to deal with the consequences of being stupid... this is what has f-d up surfing; people act like fools and never get schooled not beat down; we need enforcers in the line up & also need experienced surfahs to reach out to tell newbs WTF
 
 
+3 #2 go home 2011-08-21 07:11
go home ............... ............... ....
 
 
-6 #1 pj 2010-11-11 08:50
Watch the break and decide if can handle one more person? WTF?
 

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