Rhode Island
Wave Heights

Near Shore Wave Height Forecast
*Rhode Island surf and weather forecast based on Narragansett

Today<br>A slight chance of rain and thunderstorms before 11am.  Areas of fog before 5pm.  Otherwise, cloudy early, then gradual clearing, with a high near 62. Southwest wind 9 to 11 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 20%.
SaturdaySaturday<br>A chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 9am.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 69. Southwest wind 8 to 13 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 40%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible
Sunday<br>Partly sunny, with a high near 54. Northeast wind around 10 mph becoming east in the afternoon.
Monday<br>A chance of showers before 10am.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 59. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Tuesday<br>Partly sunny, with a high near 64. Breezy.
Wednesday<br>Mostly sunny, with a high near 60.
Thursday<br>A chance of showers.  Partly sunny, with a high near 57. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
01AM-5mph from the SSE
04AM-7mph from the S
07AM-8mph from the S
01PM-11mph from the SW
04PM-11mph from the SW
07PM-10mph from the SW
01AM-6mph from the SW
04AM-6mph from the SW
07AM-7mph from the SSW
01PM-13mph from the WSW
04PM-13mph from the WSW
07PM-9mph from the W
01AM-9mph from the NNW
04AM-8mph from the N
07AM-9mph from the NNE
01PM-10mph from the E
04PM-11mph from the ESE
07PM-10mph from the ESE
01AM-9mph from the SE
04AM-9mph from the SE
07AM-8mph from the SE
01PM-11mph from the SSW
04PM-11mph from the SSW
07PM-10mph from the S
01AM-14mph from the SSW
04AM-15mph from the SSW
07AM-15mph from the SSW
01PM-18mph from the SW
04PM-18mph from the SW
07PM-17mph from the SW
01AM-13mph from the W
04AM-11mph from the W
07AM-11mph from the W
01PM-16mph from the WSW
04PM-15mph from the W
07PM-13mph from the W
01AM-9mph from the WNW
04AM-8mph from the WNW
07AM-7mph from the WNW
01PM-9mph from the SSW
04PM-9mph from the S
07PM-9mph from the S

How this works

This chart shows you 7-days worth of swell/weather/wind information all in place. You have “incoming swell” (in feet) charted by the blue line on the gray graph. You have the weather icons for each day below the graph and you have the wind, speed and direction represented by the directional arrows topped by a blue “wind strength” indicator.

These nearshore wave height forecasts are custom built for each surf region using an average/above-average indicator break as a focal point. These forecasts aren’t just some knock-off of a generic Wavewatch III spectral point being regurgitated, these are true nearshore forecasts that use proprietary algorithms factoring in things like swell windows, island shadowing, bathymetry data, swell-period travel time, and other critical forecast components that tune the nearshore forecast specifically for your region, giving you a good solid overview of incoming swell, weather and wind, so that you can go out and find the best spot to score.

Rhode Island Offshore Swell Forecast

How this works

The Offshore Swell Forecast shows you the 7-day forecast starting at the current time and going out from the latest forecast run. Mousing over any part of the graph (any line including the solid shaded area in the background) will pop up a new box near your pointer that shows the DATE/TIME/COMBINED BUOY HEIGHT in the top of the box, and then the specifics of the line you are hovering over like SWELL HEIGHT, SWELL PERIOD, SWELL DIRECTION (both in Simple Compass direction, like Northwest, and specific degrees 308). If you follow the contour of the line you can see hour by hour how that swell behaves over the course of the forecast period.

*Note: clicking on an individual swell in the legend of the chart you can “hide” that data stream making the chart easier to navigate