Rhode Island
Wave Heights

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

Overnight<br>Mostly cloudy, with a low around 65. Southeast wind around 13 mph, with gusts as high as 31 mph.
Tuesday NightTuesday Night<br>Rain and possibly a thunderstorm.  Low around 64. Breezy, with a south wind 20 to 22 mph, with gusts as high as 43 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 100%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
Wednesday Night
Wednesday Night<br>Rain before midnight, then showers likely, mainly between midnight and 1am.  Patchy fog between 9pm and midnight. Low around 56. Southwest wind around 6 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 80%.
Thursday Night
Thursday Night<br>Partly cloudy, with a low around 50.
Friday Night
Friday Night<br>Mostly clear, with a low around 52.
Saturday Night
Saturday Night<br>Mostly cloudy, with a low around 54.
Sunday Night
Sunday Night<br>Mostly cloudy, with a low around 53.
01AM-14mph from the SSE
04AM-13mph from the SSE
07AM-16mph from the SSE
01PM-22mph from the SSE
04PM-21mph from the SSE
07PM-22mph from the S
01AM-21mph from the S
04AM-18mph from the S
07AM-16mph from the S
01PM-9mph from the SW
04PM-7mph from the WSW
07PM-6mph from the SW
01AM-6mph from the WSW
04AM-6mph from the W
07AM-7mph from the W
01PM-11mph from the W
04PM-11mph from the W
07PM-10mph from the W
01AM-7mph from the NW
04AM-6mph from the NNW
07AM-5mph from the N
01PM-6mph from the SSE
04PM-6mph from the S
07PM-6mph from the SSE
01AM-3mph from the SE
04AM-3mph from the SE
07AM-5mph from the E
01PM-8mph from the SE
04PM-8mph from the SE
07PM-8mph from the SE
01AM-7mph from the E
04AM-8mph from the E
07AM-9mph from the E
01PM-11mph from the ESE
04PM-11mph from the ESE
07PM-13mph from the E
01AM-11mph from the S
04AM-11mph from the SSW
07AM-13mph from the SW
01PM-17mph from the WSW
04PM-18mph from the W
07PM-18mph from the W

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