Rhode Island

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Rhode Island's rugged 40-mile coastline is trimmed with a disproportionately high number of good surf breaks, along with yachts, polo fields, lobster traps, 50-room summer "cottages," and free-range old-money aristocrats. Weather extremes are a hallmark of the all-year Rhode Island surfing experience, with average air and water temperatures hitting 70 degrees in summer, then plummeting to the lo...

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