Surf Report


TODAY'S RI SURF REPORT

WAVE HEIGHT

2.6ft

SWELL DIRECTION

SW218.0°

DOMINANT PERIOD

5.0 Seconds

WIND SPEED

6mph

WIND DIRECTION

WNW290.0°

tides

Next Low - 0.1ft @ 03:54am

SURF REPORT SUMMARY

Reporter: Nick H

Updated: 17, July, 2019 @ 09:36

Current Observation

Small surf this morning with the high tide, topping out around shin high. Minor SSW windswell picks up later this morning with surf around knee to thigh high later this afternoon. Winds out of the southwest all day around 8-10mph, picking up in the afternoon.


Water Temperature: 67°F

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3-Day Surf Forecast for Rhode Island


THURSDAY, JULY 18

Weak SW and SE windswell mix topping out around knee high to start with light winds out of the east.


FRIDAY, JULY 19

SSW windswell in the water around knee to waist high at the better tides. Winds out of the north in the morning, switching more SW in the afternooon.


SATURDAY, JULY 20

SSW windswell continues around knee to thigh high with winds out of the west all day.


Surf Forecast Discussion


Finally a little windswell over the next few days to break the flat spell, with plenty of rideable surf in the next few days.

Weak SSW windswell continues into Thursday morning around the knee high mark with winds out of the east to start, swithcing more NE by the afternoon. Strong storms are forecasted for RI, so use caution if you decide to go out and catch a couple waves.

Remnant energy from Hurricane Barry mixes with frontal system into Friday, setting up a southerly fetch area off the East Coast. This will send some windswell our way on Friday into Saturday.

Friday looks to be fun for much of RI that can pull in a SSW windswell. Waves will be around knee to waist high, with southerly spots (out of the Block Island shadow) could see a few sets ups to stomach high. Winds out of the north early, switching more SW later in the day.

Keep in mind high tide is around 10am on Friday, so that will slow things down a bit. Best bet is early morning with incoming tide, or in the afternoon.

Windswell continues into Saturday, a notch smaller but still rideable. Waves right around knee to thigh high at the better exposures, and better tides.

Looks like another round of windswell due for early next week, and a potentially acive Atlantic later in the week. Keep an eye on this space and we will continue to keep you dialed with the surf outlook for Rhode Island.

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