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 3am.  Patchy fog.  Otherwise, cloudy, with a low around 52. Breezy, with a south wind around 21 mph, with gusts as high as 32 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 30%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.
Saturday NightSaturday Night<br>Showers likely, mainly before 1am.  Patchy fog.  Otherwise, cloudy, with a low around 51. South wind 9 to 16 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 70%. New precipitation amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible.
Sunday Night
Sunday Night<br>A chance of showers.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 49. South wind 5 to 7 mph becoming west after midnight.  Chance of precipitation is 50%.
Monday Night
Monday Night<br>A chance of showers before 1am.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 49. Southwest wind 10 to 14 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 40%.
Tuesday Night
Tuesday Night<br>A chance of showers before 1am.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 48. Southwest wind around 10 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Wednesday Night
Wednesday Night<br>Partly cloudy, with a low around 44. Northwest wind 11 to 13 mph.
Thursday Night
Thursday Night<br>Partly cloudy, with a low around 45. South wind around 5 mph becoming light and variable  after midnight.
12AM-21mph from the S
03AM-21mph from the S
06AM-20mph from the S
12PM-17mph from the S
03PM-16mph from the S
06PM-15mph from the SSE
12AM-13mph from the S
03AM-8mph from the SSE
06AM-7mph from the SSE
12PM-8mph from the SE
03PM-9mph from the S
06PM-7mph from the S
12AM-5mph from the W
03AM-3mph from the WNW
06AM-5mph from the WNW
12PM-10mph from the SW
03PM-11mph from the SW
06PM-10mph from the SW
12AM-13mph from the WSW
03AM-14mph from the WSW
06AM-13mph from the W
12PM-9mph from the W
03PM-9mph from the WSW
06PM-9mph from the SSW
12AM-10mph from the SSW
03AM-10mph from the SW
06AM-10mph from the SW
12PM-11mph from the WSW
03PM-11mph from the W
06PM-13mph from the NW
12AM-11mph from the NNW
03AM-11mph from the NNW
06AM-13mph from the N
12PM-3mph from the NE
03PM-2mph from the E
06PM-3mph from the S
12AM-5mph from the W
03AM-3mph from the W
06AM-2mph from the WNW
12PM-9mph from the SW
03PM-10mph from the SSW
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