Rhode Island
Wave Heights

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

Overnight<br>Rain likely.  Cloudy, with a steady temperature around 37. Southeast wind around 11 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 70%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.
Thursday NightThursday Night<br>Partly cloudy, with a low around 33. West wind around 10 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph.
Friday Night
Friday Night<br>Partly cloudy, with a low around 30. North wind around 6 mph.
Saturday Night
Saturday Night<br>Rain, mainly after 8pm.  Low around 37. Southeast wind 7 to 11 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 90%.
Sunday Night
Sunday Night<br>Partly cloudy, with a low around 36. Breezy, with a west wind 18 to 24 mph, with gusts as high as 34 mph.
Monday Night
Monday Night<br>Mostly clear, with a low around 25. Windy, with a northwest wind 20 to 26 mph, with gusts as high as 41 mph.
Tuesday Night
Tuesday Night<br>A chance of snow.  Partly cloudy, with a low around 29. West wind around 9 mph becoming southwest after midnight.  Chance of precipitation is 40%.
12AM-15mph from the SE
03AM-16mph from the SE
06AM-7mph from the ESE
12PM-10mph from the W
03PM-10mph from the W
06PM-10mph from the W
12AM-10mph from the WNW
03AM-10mph from the WNW
06AM-10mph from the WNW
12PM-9mph from the NW
03PM-7mph from the NW
06PM-7mph from the NW
12AM-5mph from the N
03AM-6mph from the N
06AM-6mph from the NNE
12PM-7mph from the SSE
03PM-7mph from the S
06PM-7mph from the SSE
12AM-10mph from the ESE
03AM-11mph from the ESE
06AM-11mph from the SE
12PM-13mph from the SSW
03PM-15mph from the SW
06PM-17mph from the WSW
12AM-22mph from the W
03AM-23mph from the W
06AM-25mph from the W
12PM-30mph from the W
03PM-30mph from the WNW
06PM-28mph from the WNW
12AM-22mph from the WNW
03AM-20mph from the NW
06AM-18mph from the NW
12PM-15mph from the WNW
03PM-13mph from the WNW
06PM-9mph from the WNW
12AM-8mph from the SW
03AM-9mph from the SW
06AM-10mph from the SW
12PM-11mph from the WSW
03PM-11mph from the W
06PM-13mph from the WNW

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