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Rhode Island
Wave Heights



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


Tonight
Tonight<br>Mostly clear, with a low around 65. Northwest wind 5 to 7 mph.
Sunday NightSunday Night<br>Mostly clear, with a low around 62. Southwest wind 7 to 10 mph becoming west after midnight.
Monday Night
Monday Night<br>Partly cloudy, with a low around 62. Southwest wind 7 to 10 mph.
Tuesday Night
Tuesday Night<br>Partly cloudy, with a low around 60.
Wednesday Night
Wednesday Night<br>Partly cloudy, with a low around 62.
Thursday Night
Thursday Night<br>Mostly cloudy, with a low around 67.
Friday Night
Friday Night<br>A chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 68. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
01AM-16mph from the SSW
04AM-16mph from the SW
07AM-16mph from the SSW
01PM-16mph from the SW
04PM-15mph from the WSW
07PM-13mph from the W
01AM-5mph from the WNW
04AM-3mph from the NW
07AM-3mph from the NW
01PM-10mph from the S
04PM-13mph from the SSW
07PM-11mph from the SW
01AM-7mph from the W
04AM-6mph from the WNW
07AM-6mph from the W
01PM-11mph from the SW
04PM-13mph from the SW
07PM-11mph from the SW
01AM-7mph from the SW
04AM-6mph from the SW
07AM-6mph from the SW
01PM-9mph from the SW
04PM-10mph from the SW
07PM-9mph from the SW
01AM-7mph from the W
04AM-7mph from the WNW
07AM-7mph from the NW
01PM-10mph from the W
04PM-10mph from the WSW
07PM-9mph from the WSW
01AM-7mph from the WSW
04AM-7mph from the WSW
07AM-8mph from the SW
01PM-16mph from the SSW
04PM-17mph from the SSW
07PM-16mph from the SW
01AM-15mph from the SW
04AM-14mph from the SW
07AM-13mph from the SW
01PM-16mph from the SW
04PM-15mph from the SW
07PM-13mph from the SW


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