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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 Surf Guide

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,.

Plaice Cove Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp:
fairly consistent11.3°C

Surfing Plaice Cove:

The best conditions reported for surf at Plaice Cove occur when a East-northeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the West.

Surf Forecasts:

New-Hampshire wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Use the tab navigation above to view Plaice Cove sea temperature, Plaice Cove photographs, Plaice Cove detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Plaice Cove webcams, current wind from New Hampshire live weather stations and Plaice Cove 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 Plaice Cove

Plaice Cove Surf:

Sunday, 31 May 2020, 18:35 Local time
Sunday 31Mon
Wave (m) 0.4
Period (s) 9 9 8 8
Wind (km/h) 25
NW 15
NNW 20
NW 15
Wind State cross-

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.

wind obs. (6 kph from 100 degs) was rejected

Air temperature
16 °C

Current weather near Plaice Cove

Buoy Data:

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

  12PM 1PM 2PM 3PM
Data Age 5 hr 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr
Wave height (m) 0.6
Dominant period (s) 3 3 3 4

All wavebuoys around Plaice Cove

Overall Plaice Cove Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in May


Surf stats for Plaice Cove: see the swell variation by month.

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Wind stats for Plaice Cove: see the variation in direction and stength by month.

Cove break, Plaice Cove photo

Plaice Cove

Photo credit: irvin

Plaice Cove Location Maps

Plaice Cove 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 Plaice Cove

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


  • 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