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Rhode Island
Wave Heights



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


Today
Today<br>Showers, mainly before 10am.  High near 51. Breezy, with a northwest wind 13 to 22 mph, with gusts as high as 38 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 80%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.
MondayMonday<br>Sunny, with a high near 52. West wind around 10 mph, with gusts as high as 24 mph.
Tuesday
Tuesday<br>A chance of showers, mainly before 2pm.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 57. South wind 7 to 13 mph, with gusts as high as 23 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Wednesday
Wednesday<br>Mostly sunny, with a high near 54.
Thursday
Thursday<br>Sunny, with a high near 44.
Friday
Friday<br>Mostly sunny, with a high near 47.
Saturday
Saturday<br>Partly sunny, with a high near 53.
12AM-7mph from the WNW
03AM-9mph from the NW
06AM-17mph from the NNW
12PM-21mph from the NNW
03PM-20mph from the NW
06PM-16mph from the NW
12AM-9mph from the NW
03AM-8mph from the WNW
06AM-8mph from the WNW
12PM-10mph from the WSW
03PM-10mph from the WSW
06PM-9mph from the WSW
12AM-8mph from the WSW
03AM-6mph from the SW
06AM-7mph from the SSW
12PM-11mph from the SW
03PM-11mph from the WSW
06PM-11mph from the W
12AM-11mph from the WNW
03AM-11mph from the WNW
06AM-11mph from the WNW
12PM-13mph from the NW
03PM-14mph from the NW
06PM-15mph from the NW
12AM-13mph from the NNW
03AM-13mph from the NNW
06AM-14mph from the NNW
12PM-14mph from the NW
03PM-14mph from the NW
06PM-15mph from the NNW
12AM-11mph from the NW
03AM-11mph from the NW
06AM-11mph from the NW
12PM-10mph from the W
03PM-9mph from the W
06PM-9mph from the W
12AM-8mph from the W
03AM-7mph from the W
06AM-6mph from the WSW
12PM-7mph from the SSW
03PM-6mph from the S
06PM-6mph from the SSE


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