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Jenness Beach break guidePhoto by: Robert Koch

Jenness Beach Surf Guide

Jenness Beach in New Hampshire is an exposed beach break that has reasonably consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. Works best in offshore winds from the west. Windswells and groundswells in equal measure and the ideal swell direction is from the east. The beach break provides left and right handers. Best around mid tide when the tide is rising. It very rarely gets crowded here. Hazards include rips and rocks.

Jenness Beach Spot Info

Type:Rating:
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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
19.5°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Jenness Beach:

The best conditions reported for surf at Jenness Beach occur when a East swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the West.

Surf Forecasts:

What's the best time of year to surf Jenness Beach (for consistent clean waves)?

augustBest Season: summer
The best time of year for surfing Jenness Beach with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Summer and most often the month of August. Clean surfable waves are typically found 37% of the time in August while 39% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 24% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
37%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
39%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
24%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Jenness Beach Location Map

Interactive Jenness Beach surf break location map. View information about nearby surf breaks, their wave consistency and rating compared to other spots in the region. Current swell conditions from local buoys are shown along with live wind speed and direction from nearby weather stations. Click icons on the map for more detail. The closest passenger airport to Jenness Beach is Laurence G Hanscom Fld (Bedford) Airport (BED) in USA, 72 km (45 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Jenness Beach is General Edward Lawrence Logan International (Boston) Airport (BOS), also in USA, 72 km (45 miles) away.

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Jenness Beach Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Thursday, 18 August 2022, 21:33 Local Time
ThuFriday 19
11PM2AM5AM8AM
Wave (m)
0.4
SE
0.4
SE
0.4
SE
0.4
SE
Period (s) 8 8 8 8
Wind (km/h)
10
15
15
15
Wind State off off off off

Swell History at Jenness Beach

Surf stats for Jenness Beach, see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at Jenness Beach

Wind stats for Jenness Beach, see the variation in direction and stength by month or season on the history page here.

Jenness Beach Reviews:

Interactive Porthcawl Point location map. View nearby buoy information, live wind conditions and surrounding roads, paths and locations to help find new breaks. Click the buoys or wind icon to view more information.

Ratings
Based on 16 votes.
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  • Consistency of Surf:Icon  s33.1
  • Difficulty Level:Icon  s22.4
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Review
Impartial reviews submitted by Surf-Forecast users.
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Connor from United States
“Great surf. Especially after decent thunder storms. The only bad part about the beach itself is a very small parking lot and if you can't park there, you'll have to pay 15 dollars. Jenness also has flags to represent where you can and can't surf. Surfers and body boarders generally get much better surf than the swimmers area. Which is what I especially like about the beach”

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    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s33.0
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    1km away
    • Icon reefReef and point
    • Icon  s32.8
    Reliability: inconsistent
    3km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s33.2
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    4km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s32.8
    Reliability: inconsistent
    5km away
    • Icon beachBeach
    • Icon  s32.8
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    5km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To Jenness Beach: