Rhode Island
Wave Heights

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

Today<br>Mostly cloudy, with a high near 47. Southeast wind 7 to 9 mph.
SaturdaySaturday<br>A chance of rain, mainly before 2pm.  Patchy fog before 7am.  Otherwise, cloudy, with a high near 49. Light and variable wind becoming northeast 5 to 9 mph in the morning.  Chance of precipitation is 50%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quar
Sunday<br>A chance of rain.  Cloudy, with a high near 42. Breezy, with a northeast wind 17 to 22 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 50%.
Monday<br>Mostly cloudy, with a high near 43. North wind 13 to 17 mph becoming west in the afternoon.
Tuesday<br>Sunny, with a high near 35. Windy, with a northwest wind 24 to 26 mph, with gusts as high as 36 mph.
Wednesday<br>Sunny, with a high near 38. West wind 13 to 15 mph.
Thursday<br>Mostly sunny, with a high near 45. Southwest wind 11 to 14 mph.
12AM-8mph from the ESE
03AM-8mph from the ESE
06AM-7mph from the ESE
12PM-8mph from the SSE
03PM-7mph from the SSE
06PM-6mph from the SSE
12AM-6mph from the SW
03AM-6mph from the SW
06AM-3mph from the SW
12PM-7mph from the N
03PM-8mph from the NNE
06PM-10mph from the NNE
12AM-17mph from the NE
03AM-17mph from the NE
06AM-17mph from the NE
12PM-22mph from the ENE
03PM-22mph from the ENE
06PM-21mph from the NE
12AM-21mph from the NNE
03AM-17mph from the NNE
06AM-16mph from the N
12PM-13mph from the W
03PM-15mph from the W
06PM-18mph from the WNW
12AM-23mph from the WNW
03AM-24mph from the WNW
06AM-25mph from the NW
12PM-26mph from the NW
03PM-25mph from the NW
06PM-23mph from the NW
12AM-21mph from the NW
03AM-18mph from the NW
06AM-16mph from the NW
12PM-14mph from the WNW
03PM-13mph from the W
06PM-11mph from the W
12AM-11mph from the W
03AM-11mph from the WSW
06AM-11mph from the WSW
12PM-14mph from the SW
03PM-14mph from the SW
06PM-11mph 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