Rhode Island
Wave Heights

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

Today<br>Patchy fog before 11am.  Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 79. Southwest wind around 11 mph.
TuesdayTuesday<br>Mostly sunny, with a high near 80. Light and variable wind becoming south 5 to 7 mph in the afternoon.
Wednesday<br>A chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 5pm.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 78. South wind 7 to 10 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 50%.
Thursday<br>A chance of showers and thunderstorms after 7am.  Partly sunny, with a high near 80. Southwest wind around 10 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 40%.
Friday<br>Mostly sunny, with a high near 75. West wind 7 to 9 mph.
Saturday<br>Sunny, with a high near 75. West wind 6 to 8 mph.
Sunday<br>Sunny, with a high near 74. North wind around 8 mph becoming southeast in the afternoon.
12AM-10mph from the SSW
03AM-9mph from the SSW
06AM-9mph from the SW
12PM-11mph from the SSW
03PM-11mph from the SW
06PM-10mph from the SW
12AM-8mph from the WSW
03AM-7mph from the NW
06AM-6mph from the NW
12PM-5mph from the SE
03PM-7mph from the S
06PM-7mph from the S
12AM-5mph from the S
03AM-5mph from the S
06AM-6mph from the S
12PM-9mph from the S
03PM-10mph from the S
06PM-10mph from the SSW
12AM-11mph from the SW
03AM-10mph from the SW
06AM-9mph from the WSW
12PM-10mph from the SW
03PM-10mph from the WSW
06PM-9mph from the WSW
12AM-8mph from the NW
03AM-8mph from the NW
06AM-7mph from the NW
12PM-9mph from the W
03PM-9mph from the W
06PM-8mph from the W
12AM-7mph from the NW
03AM-7mph from the NNW
06AM-8mph from the NNW
12PM-6mph from the WNW
03PM-6mph from the WNW
06PM-5mph from the NW
12AM-6mph from the N
03AM-7mph from the N
06AM-8mph from the NNE
12PM-8mph from the ESE
03PM-8mph from the SE
06PM-8mph from the SE

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