Rhode Island
Wave Heights

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

Today<br>Mostly sunny, with a high near 73. South wind 6 to 10 mph.
ThursdayThursday<br>A slight chance of showers before 11am.  Patchy fog before 7am.  Otherwise, partly sunny, with a high near 71. East wind 7 to 9 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Friday<br>Sunny, with a high near 69. Northeast wind 8 to 10 mph becoming southeast in the afternoon.
Saturday<br>Showers likely, mainly after 1pm.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 70. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
Sunday<br>Partly sunny, with a high near 76.
Monday<br>A chance of showers.  Partly sunny, with a high near 70. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
Tuesday<br>Mostly sunny, with a high near 71.
12AM-2mph from the WNW
03AM-2mph from the NNW
06AM-3mph from the E
12PM-10mph from the SSW
03PM-11mph from the SSW
06PM-13mph from the SSW
12AM-7mph from the SW
03AM-6mph from the SSW
06AM-6mph from the ESE
12PM-8mph from the E
03PM-8mph from the E
06PM-7mph from the E
12AM-6mph from the NE
03AM-6mph from the NNE
06AM-7mph from the NE
12PM-10mph from the ESE
03PM-9mph from the SE
06PM-8mph from the SE
12AM-7mph from the ESE
03AM-7mph from the ESE
06AM-8mph from the ESE
12PM-11mph from the SE
03PM-11mph from the SE
06PM-10mph from the SSE
12AM-9mph from the SSW
03AM-9mph from the SW
06AM-9mph from the WSW
12PM-14mph from the SW
03PM-14mph from the WSW
06PM-11mph from the WSW
12AM-8mph from the WNW
03AM-8mph from the NW
06AM-8mph from the NNW
12PM-9mph from the W
03PM-8mph from the NW
06PM-7mph from the NNE
12AM-7mph from the N
03AM-7mph from the N
06AM-8mph from the N
12PM-9mph from the WSW
03PM-9mph from the SW
06PM-9mph 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