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Rye On the Rocks ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.6
Consistency of Surf: 3.2
Difficulty Level: 3.6
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 2.0

Overall: 3.0

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Rye On the Rocks Surf Guide

Rye On the Rocks in New Hampshire is an exposed reef break that has pretty consitent surf Offshore winds are from the west. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the optimum swell angle is from the east. A left hand reef break. Best around mid tide. When the surf is up, crowds are likely Take care of rocks in the line up.

Rye On the Rocks Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
8.0°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Rye On the Rocks:

The best conditions reported for surf at Rye On the Rocks 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 Rye On the Rocks (for consistent clean waves)?

augustBest Season: summer
The best time of year for surfing Rye On the Rocks 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.
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).

Explore Rye On the Rocks Location Map

Interactive Rye On the Rocks 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 Rye On the Rocks is Laurence G Hanscom Fld (Bedford) Airport (BED) in USA, 71 km (44 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Rye On the Rocks is General Edward Lawrence Logan International (Boston) Airport (BOS), also in USA, 71 km (44 miles) away.

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Rye On the Rocks Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Wednesday, 5 May 2021, 23:05 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 Rye On the Rocks

Surf stats for Rye On the Rocks, see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at Rye On the Rocks

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

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Discover surf breaks near Rye On the Rocks. Click below to view there surf guides.

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    Reliability: fairly consistent
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    Reliability: inconsistent
    2km away
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    • Icon  s33.2
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    3km away
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    • Icon  s32.8
    Reliability: inconsistent
    4km away
    • Icon beachBeach
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    Reliability: fairly consistent
    4km away

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