Rhode Island
Wave Heights

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

This Afternoon
This Afternoon<br>A slight chance of snow.  Cloudy, with a high near 32. South wind around 7 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 20%.
ThursdayThursday<br>A chance of rain, mainly before 7am.  Patchy fog between 8am and 9am.  Otherwise, cloudy through mid morning, then gradual clearing, with a high near 48. West wind around 10 mph, with gusts as high as 24 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 30%. New precipita
Friday<br>Mostly sunny, with a high near 42. Northwest wind 7 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph.
Saturday<br>Partly sunny, with a high near 41. Northeast wind 5 to 7 mph becoming south in the afternoon.
Sunday<br>Rain, mainly before 2pm.  High near 49. Southeast wind 11 to 15 mph becoming southwest in the afternoon.  Chance of precipitation is 90%.
Monday<br>Sunny, with a high near 41. Windy, with a west wind 26 to 31 mph, with gusts as high as 45 mph.
Tuesday<br>Sunny, with a high near 37. West wind 11 to 17 mph.
12AM-9mph from the NW
03AM-8mph from the NNW
06AM-7mph from the NNW
12PM-5mph from the ESE
03PM-6mph from the S
06PM-6mph from the S
12AM-13mph from the SE
03AM-14mph from the SE
06AM-10mph from the WSW
12PM-10mph from the W
03PM-10mph from the W
06PM-10mph from the W
12AM-10mph from the WNW
03AM-10mph from the WNW
06AM-10mph from the WNW
12PM-9mph from the NW
03PM-7mph from the NW
06PM-7mph from the NW
12AM-5mph from the N
03AM-6mph from the N
06AM-6mph from the NNE
12PM-7mph from the SSE
03PM-7mph from the S
06PM-7mph from the SSE
12AM-10mph from the ESE
03AM-11mph from the ESE
06AM-11mph from the SE
12PM-13mph from the SSW
03PM-15mph from the SW
06PM-17mph from the WSW
12AM-22mph from the W
03AM-23mph from the W
06AM-25mph from the W
12PM-30mph from the W
03PM-30mph from the WNW
06PM-28mph from the WNW
12AM-22mph from the WNW
03AM-20mph from the NW
06AM-18mph from the NW
12PM-15mph from the WNW
03PM-13mph from the WNW
06PM-9mph from the WNW

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