Rhode Island
Wave Heights

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

Tonight<br>A slight chance of showers before 7pm.  Partly cloudy, with a low around 57. West wind 7 to 13 mph becoming north after midnight.  Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Monday NightMonday Night<br>Partly cloudy, with a low around 54. South wind 5 to 7 mph becoming north after midnight.
Tuesday Night
Tuesday Night<br>Showers likely, mainly before 4am.  Cloudy, with a low around 54. Southeast wind 8 to 11 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 70%.
Wednesday Night
Wednesday Night<br>A chance of showers before midnight.  Patchy fog after 3am.  Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low around 59. Southwest wind around 10 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 40%.
Thursday Night
Thursday Night<br>A chance of showers.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 61. Southwest wind 9 to 13 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 40%.
Friday Night
Friday Night<br>Mostly clear, with a low around 56. Southwest wind 7 to 10 mph.
Saturday Night
Saturday Night<br>Partly cloudy, with a low around 57. South wind 7 to 10 mph.
12AM-14mph from the SSW
03AM-15mph from the SSW
06AM-13mph from the SW
12PM-13mph from the WSW
03PM-14mph from the WSW
06PM-10mph from the W
12AM-7mph from the NNW
03AM-8mph from the N
06AM-8mph from the N
12PM-8mph from the ESE
03PM-9mph from the S
06PM-8mph from the S
12AM-6mph from the NNE
03AM-7mph from the NE
06AM-7mph from the ENE
12PM-11mph from the SE
03PM-11mph from the SE
06PM-11mph from the SE
12AM-9mph from the SE
03AM-9mph from the ESE
06AM-9mph from the ESE
12PM-10mph from the S
03PM-9mph from the S
06PM-9mph from the S
12AM-10mph from the SSW
03AM-10mph from the SW
06AM-11mph from the SW
12PM-15mph from the SW
03PM-14mph from the SW
06PM-13mph from the WSW
12AM-10mph from the WSW
03AM-9mph from the W
06AM-10mph from the W
12PM-11mph from the WSW
03PM-11mph from the WSW
06PM-10mph from the W
12AM-8mph from the SW
03AM-7mph from the SSW
06AM-8mph from the S
12PM-11mph from the S
03PM-11mph from the S
06PM-10mph 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