SURFING: Not into leaf-peeping? Turn to the ocean beaches. The sand-sculpting competitions and sunbathers may be gone, but New Hampshire’s mere 17 miles (27 kilometers) of coastline are attracting more surfers — in wetsuits, of course — this time of year. The watch for hurricanes and other extreme weather conditions may keep some wary, but surfers say they contribute to some of the best surfing conditions in the Northeast. Surf spots include North Hampton Beach, Jenness Beach, Rye Rocks and The Wall on Route 1A for those who want to ride the waves, or just watch. Information on conditions can be found at magicseaweed.com .