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Drive along Route 1a until you hit Jenness. About 15 minutes south of Portsmouth and 10 minutes north of Hampton. Metered parking in main lot. Free parking along the side of the road.
DistanceIn the city
WalkInstant access (< 5min)
Easy to find?Easy to find
Public access?Public access
Special accessDon't know
Alternative name Rye Beach
DirectionRight and left
Normal lengthNormal (50 to 150m)
Good day lengthLong (150 to 300 m)
Good swell directionEast
Good wind directionNorthWest, West
Swell sizeStarts working at Less than 1m / 3ft and holds up to 2.5m+ / 8ft+
Best tide positionMid and high tide
Best tide movementRising and falling tides
Week crowdFew surfers
When looking at the beach there are a set of rocks to the left. June through August there are life guards from 9am - 4pm and you will need to stay on either side of the flags. Parking is metered during summer months and heavily enforced from 10am - 6pm. Street parking is free and there are plenty of spots. A few side roads also offer parking.
Mix of old and young surfers. Can become heavily crowded during summer months with vacationers. Longboard, shortboard, hybrids all come here. Majority of Jenness locals are real nice and willing to share waves. Wallies (Wall Surfers) sometimes venture north during high tide and break becomes more crowded. Beach is about a mile long, so plenty of room to spread out, no need to crowd around break in front of parking lot.
Spot is great for beginners -> advanced. Better vibe and more laid back than other NH spots. Plenty of room for all surfers. Can hold a swells of up to 6' - 7' before closeouts start to occur.
By nagasaki indain king , 21-11-2006
- watch for the monkey crabs that try to eat your surfbaord these monkey crabs are no ordinary monkey crabs there mutated and vicious they will go right for your leash and drag your board under scary shit im never messing with monkey crabs any more i learned my lesson leave monkeys alone and you should have no problem
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