Rye Beach Shop

2281 Ocean Blvd.

Rye NH 03870


Open 10am-6pm

Sandpiper Cafe

2281 Ocean Blvd.

Rye NH 03870


Open 7am-6pm

Portsmouth Shop

15 Vaughn Mall

Portsmouth NH 03801


Open 10am-6pm

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2281 Ocean Blvd.

Rye NH, 03870

Across from Jenness State Beach



15 Vaughn Mall

Portsmouth, NH

Across from District Restaurant


The Rye Beach Surf Shop is directly across the street from Jenness State Beach. Located in a beautiful seaside town with great beginner waves in summer and cooking waves in winter.


Our Rye Beach Shop is a family friendly surf retail shop with the latest surf apparel and equipment from the worlds top surf brand names. It has its own Coffee Shop & Cafe, so you can conveniently have breakfast, lunch, snacks, smoothies, lattes, cappuccinos, ice cream and more with out leaving the beach.

The Portsmouth Surf Shop is located in downtown Portsmouth, across from the Whale Wall parking lot, District The Restaurant and Alex & Ani.

The Portsmouth Shop is one of the trendiest clothing stores in all of Portsmouth with only the coolest surf brands such as Vans, Duvin, Volcom, Billabong, Rip Curl, L*Space and many more. 

The vibe is always friendly, fun and energizing. The staff are always smiling and happy to help. Come Check us out!

Meet The Team

Ryan McGill

Ryan began surfing when he was 8 years old in Rye. Since riding his bike in the middle of snowstorms to get some good New Hampshire winter surf, he has traveled the world searching for perfect waves. The winters have allowed him to fulfill some dreams of visiting surf destinations, enjoying new cultures and meeting great friends. Yet Ryan says, "It is hard to beat this surf community and the days when it is going off at the breaks you grew up at." Ryan graduated from Northeastern University with a BA in Finance. While interning at financial firms during college and running the surf shop in the summers, he gained good perspective on where his true interests lay. He says, "I have found where I want to be and what makes me happy ... It's a pretty good feeling. There's nothing wrong with having surfing on your mind all the time."


Ryan's surf travels include: 

Fiji, Australia, Indonesia, Puerto Rico, Mainland Mexico, Baja, Costa Rica, Panama, Tortola, Ecuador, Peru, Chile, South Africa.

Tyler McGill

Tyler resides in Rye during the summer months and then escapes the cold during the winter. He has surfed through most of Central and South America in his two-plus years spent south of the border, but ends up back home each spring to spend the summer in Rye at the shop. Tyler says, "Although I love being on the road, it is hard for me to imagine not being at home for the summer at the shop." After graduating from Connecticut College, he spent a winter teaching snowboarding in Steamboat, CO, before deciding surf beats snow. Tyler worked with The CBS Early Show, where he is a special contributor. He landed the job after accepting a bet from friends that he couldn't walk from Boston to New York in a week for Celtics playoff tickets. He completed the trek, which garnered national media attention and caught the eye of producers at CBS. His time spent with CBS was fun, but nothing beats his current lifestyle of Rye Beach in the summer and travel in winter.


Tyler's surf travels include: 

Mainland Mexico and Baja, Tortola, Puerto Rico, South Africa, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, The Galapagos, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Chile, Java, Sumatra, Bali.

The Staff

The staff at Summer Sessions is a fun team of hard working young adults who strive to provide the best customer service possible. Friendly, upbeat and accommodating, you'll always be in good hands whether in the Surf Shop, Surf Lessons or the Sandpiper Cafe. 

Our Coaches are CPR Certified and experienced surfers who all undergo our very own Surf Instructor Training Program that includes ocean safety and teaching techniques. 


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