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Hampton Beach ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.2
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 2.4
Wind and Kite Surfing: 4.8
Crowds: 2.1

Overall: 3.8

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Hampton Beach break guidePhoto by: Scott Bell

Hampton Beach Surf Guide

Hampton Beach in New Hampshire is an exposed beach break that has consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. Works best in offshore winds from the northwest with some shelter here from northeast winds. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the best swell direction is from the east northeast. Waves at the beach break both left and right. Best around mid tide. It very rarely gets crowded here. Hazards include rocks,.

Hampton Beach Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
19.0°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Hampton Beach:

The best conditions reported for surf at Hampton Beach occur when a East-northeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Northwest.

Surf Forecasts:
New-Hampshire wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Use the tab navigation above to view Hampton Beach sea temperature, Hampton Beach photographs, Hampton Beach detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Hampton Beach webcams, current wind from New Hampshire live weather stations and Hampton Beach tide predictions. The United States swell maps link will open up the big picture showing United States and the surrounding seas. These swell maps can be animated to show the different swell components, wave energy, wave period, wave heights, together with wind and weather forecasts, current weather and sea state observations from United States wave-buoys, passing ships and coastal weather stations. Each of the forecast pages for this surf break feature a global and regional wavefinder tool to locate the best surf conditions in the area around Hampton Beach

Hampton Beach Surf:

Monday, 10 August 2020, 17:42 Local time
Monday 10Tue
Wave (m) 0.4
Period (s) 9 9 5 5
Wind (km/h) 10
SSE 10
SSE 10
W 10
Wind State on cross-

Tide Times:

For Hampton Harbor, New Hampshire, 2 km from Hampton Beach.

IS AT (local time)

Hampton Beach Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Salisbury, 9 km from Hampton Beach.


Air temperature
33 °C

Current weather near Hampton Beach

Buoy Data:

At Western Maine Shelf Buoy, 27 miles from Hampton Beach.

  11AM 12PM 1PM 2PM
Data Age 5 hr 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr
Wave height (m) 0.5
Dominant period (s) 5 5 4 4

All wavebuoys around Hampton Beach

Overall Hampton Beach Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in August


Surf stats for Hampton Beach: see the swell variation by month.

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Wind stats for Hampton Beach: see the variation in direction and stength by month.

Hampton Vacay 2018, Hampton Beach photo

Hampton Beach

Photo credit: Joyce Jackson

Hampton Beach Location Maps

Hampton Beach Location Map

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Use this relief map to navigate to New Hampshire surf spots and tide stations that are in the area of Hampton Beach

Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Hampton Beach:

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Wave buoys nearest to Hampton Beach:

Tide stations nearest to Hampton Beach:

  • Closest tide station
    Hampton Harbor
    1 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    2 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    4 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    Merrimack River Entrance
    7 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    7 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to Hampton Beach is Laurence G Hanscom Fld (Bedford) Airport (BED) in USA, 63 km (39 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Hampton Beach is General Edward Lawrence Logan International (Boston) Airport (BOS), also in USA, 63 km (39 miles) away.
  • Third is Portland International Jetport Airport (PWM) in USA, 91 km (57 miles) away.
  • North Central State (Smithfield) Airport (SFZ) in USA is 124 km (77 miles) away.
  • Otis Angb (Falmouth) Airport (FMH), also in USA is the fifth nearest airport to Hampton Beach and is 141 km (88 miles) away.
Hampton Beach break location map and break info