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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 consistent
8.1°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

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:

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

novemberBest Season: autumn
The best time of year for surfing Plaice Cove with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Autumn and most often the month of November. Clean surfable waves are typically found 23% of the time in November while 27% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 50% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

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Interactive Plaice Cove 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 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.

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Plaice Cove Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Wednesday, 5 May 2021, 23:25 Local Time
WedThursday 06
Wave (m) 0.6
Period (s) 6 6 6 6
Wind (km/h) 5
NW 5
WNW 20
WNW 25
Wind State cross-
off cross-

Swell History at Plaice Cove

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

Wind History at Plaice Cove

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

Plaice Cove Reviews:

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Based on 3 votes.
  • Overall:Icon  s32.8
  • Quality on a good day:Icon  s22.3
  • Consistency of Surf:Icon  s22.3
  • Difficulty Level:Icon  s44.0
  • Wind and Kite Surfing:Icon  s11.0
  • Crowds:Icon  s32.7
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Impartial reviews submitted by Surf-Forecast users.
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Bob from United States
“Located just North of North Hampton Beach. It is quiet and used mostly used by residents and renters on the beach or walking from across Rt. 1A.

* Climb the rocks & explore the tidal pools.
* Magnificent views.
* Steps away from Cinnamon Rainbows surf shop where you can rent surfboards, paddleboards, etc.

* Bring your aqua socks, it is a very rocky beach, painful to walk into the surf in bare feet.
* Rough surf. The waves are not high but the low waves are powerful and will batter you into the jagged boulders, especially if your footing is compromised by the sharp gravel walking surface.
* Small children will have a hard time navigating this beach. Parents will need to lead them by the hand and attend to them closely to ensure their safety.”

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