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Plaice Cove ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.3
Consistency of Surf: 2.3
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 2.7

Overall: 2.8

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Plaice Cove Spot ID

Cove break, Plaice Cove photo

Plaice Cove

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Type: beach

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell ENE | Wind W

Sea Temperature Today is: 14.1 °C

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Wednesday, 7 October 2015, 17:07 Local time
Wednesday 07Thu
Wave (m) 1.2
Period (s) 10 10 10 10
Wind (km/h) 15
WNW 30
NW 35
NW 30
Wind State off cross-

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Plaice Cove in New Hampshire is an exposed beach break that has fairly consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. The best wind direction is from the west. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the east northeast. The beach break provides left and right handers. Good surf at all stages of the tide. A fairly popluar wave that can sometimes get crowded Beware of rocks,.

New-Hampshire wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Hampton, 4 km from Plaice Cove.

IS AT (local time)

Plaice Cove Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Greenland, 10 km from Plaice Cove.


Air temperature
18 °C

Current weather near Plaice Cove

Buoy Data:

At Western Maine Shelf Buoy, 24 miles from Plaice Cove.

  11AM 12PM 1PM 2PM
Data Age 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr
Wave height (m) 1.4
Dominant period (s) 11 11 11 11

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Overall Plaice Cove Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in October

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Plaice Cove Location Maps

Plaice Cove Location Map

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Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Plaice Cove:

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Wave buoys nearest to Plaice Cove:

Tide stations nearest to Plaice Cove:

  • Closest tide station
    2 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    Hampton Harbor
    4 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    4 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    6 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    Jaffrey Point, Portsmouth Harbor
    8 mi
snow forecast website

Ski Resorts closest to Plaice Cove:

  • Closest ski area
    Bradford Ski Area (United States)
    16 mi
  • Second closest ski area
    Powderhouse Hill (United States)
    20 mi
  • Third closest ski area
    McIntyre Ski Area (United States)
    34 mi
  • Fourth closest ski area
    Nashoba Valley (United States)
    40 mi
  • Fifth closest ski area
    Granite Gorge Ski Area (United States)
    48 mi
city weather forecast website

Town and city forecasts close to Plaice Cove:

  • Closest city location
    Dover (United States)
    18 mi
  • Second closest city location
    Haverhill (United States)
    19 mi
  • Third closest city location
    Gloucester (United States)
    24 mi
  • Fourth closest city location
    Salem (United States)
    24 mi
  • Fifth closest city location
    North Andover (United States)
    25 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to Plaice Cove is Laurence G Hanscom Fld (Bedford) Airport (BED) in USA, 67 km (42 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Plaice Cove is General Edward Lawrence Logan International (Boston) Airport (BOS), also in USA, 67 km (42 miles) away.
  • Third is Portland International Jetport Airport (PWM) in USA, 87 km (54 miles) away.
  • North Central State (Smithfield) Airport (SFZ) in USA is 128 km (80 miles) away.
  • Otis Angb (Falmouth) Airport (FMH), also in USA is the fifth nearest airport to Plaice Cove and is 145 km (90 miles) away.
Plaice Cove break location map and break info

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