Rhode Island
Wave Heights

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

Overnight<br>A chance of showers, mainly after 5am.  Areas of dense fog.  Otherwise, cloudy, with a low around 38. Southeast wind 6 to 8 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Tuesday NightTuesday Night<br>A chance of showers, mainly before 7pm.  Cloudy during the early evening, then gradual clearing, with a low around 36. West wind around 14 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 30%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth o
Wednesday Night
Wednesday Night<br>Mostly clear, with a low around 22. Northwest wind 10 to 13 mph.
Thursday Night
Thursday Night<br>Clear, with a low around 19.
Friday Night
Friday Night<br>Mostly clear, with a low around 26.
Saturday Night
Saturday Night<br>Mostly cloudy, with a low around 39.
Sunday Night
Sunday Night<br>A chance of showers.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 35. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
12AM-7mph from the SE
03AM-7mph from the SSE
06AM-14mph from the SSE
12PM-22mph from the S
03PM-24mph from the S
06PM-17mph from the SW
12AM-13mph from the W
03AM-14mph from the WSW
06AM-14mph from the W
12PM-14mph from the W
03PM-15mph from the WNW
06PM-14mph from the WNW
12AM-10mph from the NW
03AM-11mph from the NW
06AM-11mph from the NW
12PM-14mph from the NW
03PM-15mph from the NW
06PM-15mph from the NW
12AM-13mph from the NW
03AM-13mph from the NW
06AM-11mph from the NW
12PM-9mph from the NW
03PM-7mph from the WNW
06PM-5mph from the W
12AM-7mph from the SSW
03AM-8mph from the SSW
06AM-10mph from the SSW
12PM-15mph from the SSW
03PM-15mph from the SW
06PM-14mph from the SW
12AM-13mph from the SW
03AM-13mph from the SW
06AM-11mph from the SW
12PM-15mph from the SW
03PM-14mph from the SW
06PM-13mph from the SW
12AM-11mph from the WSW
03AM-11mph from the WSW
06AM-10mph from the W
12PM-10mph from the W
03PM-10mph from the WNW
06PM-10mph from the NW

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