Rhode Islands Surf Report

RI Surf Report + Outlook

Today’s Overview

Saturday, December 15

Wave Height: 1-2′ occ. 3′

Wind Speed + Direction: Light variable winds

Compared to Yesterday: Surf increased

Tides: Low: 6:42 am / High: 1:00 pm


Fun little longboard wave in the water today – in the waist high range over at town beach. More exposed breaks may see some stomach high sets coming thru later in the day. Winds are light and variable so most beach breaks should have a rideable wave. Fun surf developing overnight!


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A complex low pressure system moves off the East coast tonight – creating a southerly flow along the coast sending some fun surf up our way for Sunday. Below: Snapshot of complex low pressure system as of Saturday morning.

Surf on Sunday should be in the stomach to chest high range early, potentially growing over the course of the day as a south swell mixes with a ESE swell. Local winds may be an issue for most with NE winds blowing around 15 knots with gusts up to 25-30. East facing spots will likely see messy conditions. South facers might be a little better but still will ave cross shore conditions. Best bet is to find a spot that is sheltered from an east wind, and waiting later in the day for the most size.

Surf will continue into Monday in the in the chest high range early with occasional bigger sets possible at more exposed breaks. Winds on Monday are going to be blowing NNW, so cleaner conditions for east facers, and offshore for south facers. Overall best bet would be getting on it early during the incoming tide for best size and conditions. Winds shift more W later in the day.

Further Out

Surf drops a fair bit into Tuesday as low pressure moves north and high pressure extends over the area. Not much surf on tap for mid week, but we are watching another area of low pressure that could impact the region next Friday/Saturday. We are pretty far out still, but looks like we could see a solid south swell. The swell should stick around for most of the weekend, but drop our as the big man makes his way to the east coast on Monday.

There also looks like more activity to start the New Year!

Could be fun shot of surf – If you get any good photos from this weekend or next – UPLOAD them to Instagram and Tag @warmwindssurfshop + @Oneillusa #wotwne to enter the shot into the Wave of the winter contest!




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