Rhode Island
Wave Heights

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

This Afternoon
This Afternoon<br>Rain. The rain could be heavy at times.  Patchy fog. High near 53. East wind around 17 mph, with gusts as high as 32 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 100%. New precipitation amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible.
ThursdayThursday<br>A chance of showers, mainly before 8am.  Areas of fog before 10am.  Otherwise, cloudy through mid morning, then gradual clearing, with a high near 58. Southwest wind 8 to 15 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 30%. New precipitation amounts of less than a te
Friday<br>Showers likely, mainly after 4pm.  Partly sunny, with a high near 54. Light south wind increasing to 5 to 10 mph in the morning.  Chance of precipitation is 60%.
Saturday<br>Partly sunny, with a high near 57.
Sunday<br>Mostly sunny, with a high near 53.
Monday<br>Sunny, with a high near 52.
Tuesday<br>Sunny, with a high near 62.
12AM-10mph from the SE
03AM-9mph from the ESE
06AM-13mph from the ESE
12PM-16mph from the ESE
03PM-17mph from the ESE
06PM-14mph from the SE
12AM-7mph from the SSE
03AM-7mph from the S
06AM-8mph from the SSW
12PM-14mph from the WSW
03PM-14mph from the WSW
06PM-11mph from the W
12AM-7mph from the W
03AM-3mph from the W
06AM-2mph from the SSW
12PM-9mph from the SSE
03PM-10mph from the SSE
06PM-11mph from the S
12AM-7mph from the S
03AM-7mph from the SSW
06AM-7mph from the SW
12PM-11mph from the SW
03PM-13mph from the SW
06PM-13mph from the SW
12AM-8mph from the WNW
03AM-8mph from the NW
06AM-10mph from the NW
12PM-14mph from the W
03PM-13mph from the W
06PM-11mph from the WNW
12AM-10mph from the WNW
03AM-10mph from the NW
06AM-10mph from the NW
12PM-14mph from the W
03PM-13mph from the W
06PM-11mph from the W
12AM-9mph from the W
03AM-8mph from the W
06AM-8mph from the W
12PM-11mph from the WSW
03PM-13mph 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