Atlantic Ocean, New Hampshire, US
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Some of the best surf conditions can be found from late Summer through Winter when tropical
storms, hurricanes, and nor'easters are most common. The storms can be several miles off the
coast and can kick up a descent swell. Look for east to northeast winds for the best action.
Jenness Beach is on Route 1A in Rye, about 5 miles south of Odiorne's Point, and probably a
mile north of the North Hampton town line (if that)...
From Manchester.. take Rt 101 east to 1A.
Take a left (north) past Hampton to Jenness beach parking lot.
Paddling culture and Surf culture often clash. It is important to realize that in the surf there are a new set of rules to follow, and as paddlers we are the outsiders. To avoid conflicts with local surfers it is imperitive to learn, understand and practice surf etiquette. Not only will this avoid a fist fight in the parking lot, but the next paddler to enter the line-up will have a better experience, or not, depending on how you comply with the rules of the surf break.
The Swell Info Wave Forcast Map is one of the best tools to get good waves and see what is coming in the next few days.