Rhode Island
Wave Heights

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

Overnight<br>A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Some of the storms could produce gusty winds and heavy rain.  Patchy fog after 4am.  Otherwise, cloudy, with a low around 74. Southwest wind around 11 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 30%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Saturday NightSaturday Night<br>Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm before 10pm, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms between 10pm and 2am, then a chance of showers after 2am. Some of the storms could produce heavy rain.  Areas of fog after 9pm.  Otherwise, cloudy, with a l
Sunday Night
Sunday Night<br>A chance of showers.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 67. Northeast wind 9 to 11 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Monday Night
Monday Night<br>Partly cloudy, with a low around 65.
Tuesday Night
Tuesday Night<br>A chance of showers after 11pm.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 70. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
Wednesday Night
Wednesday Night<br>Mostly cloudy, with a low around 68.
Thursday Night
Thursday Night<br>Partly cloudy, with a low around 67.
12AM-11mph from the SSW
03AM-10mph from the SW
06AM-10mph from the SW
12PM-10mph from the SW
03PM-9mph from the SW
06PM-8mph from the W
12AM-8mph from the NNE
03AM-10mph from the NNE
06AM-13mph from the NNE
12PM-13mph from the NE
03PM-11mph from the NE
06PM-11mph from the NE
12AM-9mph from the NNE
03AM-10mph from the NNE
06AM-11mph from the NNE
12PM-11mph from the NNE
03PM-10mph from the NE
06PM-9mph from the NE
12AM-7mph from the NNE
03AM-6mph from the NNE
06AM-6mph from the NNE
12PM-7mph from the ESE
03PM-7mph from the SE
06PM-8mph from the SSE
12AM-9mph from the S
03AM-10mph from the S
06AM-11mph from the S
12PM-13mph from the SW
03PM-11mph from the SW
06PM-10mph from the WSW
12AM-7mph from the NW
03AM-7mph from the NNW
06AM-8mph from the N
12PM-7mph from the N
03PM-7mph from the NE
06PM-6mph from the SSE
12AM-5mph from the NNE
03AM-5mph from the N
06AM-5mph from the N
12PM-7mph from the SE
03PM-7mph from the SSE
06PM-6mph from the S

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