Surf Report


TODAY'S RI SURF REPORT

WAVE HEIGHT

4.3ft

SWELL DIRECTION

SSE165.0°

DOMINANT PERIOD

10.0 Seconds

WIND SPEED

5mph

WIND DIRECTION

SE140.0°

tides

Next High + 2.9ft @ 09:48pm

SURF REPORT SUMMARY

Reporter: Nick H

Updated: 26, February, 2020 @ 10:39

Current Observation

Knee to thigh high surf out there today with occasional sets coming in around waist high. Could see conditions get a bit better into the afternoon. Winds out of the NNE this morning, switching a bit more east into the afternoon. 

Water Temperature is 41°F and dropping (Hooded 5/4 wetsuit, 7mm booties, 5 - 7mm gloves)

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3-Day Surf Forecast for Rhode Island

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 27

3-4 feet + / SW winds 15 knots

Low pressure pushes further north early, pushing additional windswell to RI and setting up SE winds in the morning. As the low moves further north, we should see winds switch more west and the surf start cleaning up for east facing spots. Expect surf in the afternoon around Waist to chest high and fun, getting bigger over the course of the afternoon. Also expect moderate winds, blowing WSW in the afternoon at 15-20 knots with stronger gusts.


FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 28

1-3 feet / SW winds

Swell direction shifts more west (~225 degrees) into Friday. Plenty of swell out there but not quite filtering into RI. Expect surf around waist high or so at top southern spots that can pull in SW swell. This obviously will depend on the swell direction as we get closer to Friday, if it shifts more west we can expect RI to remain flat + SW winds won't help. I wouldn't bank on surfing Friday if you have something else going on.


SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 29

2-3 feet / West winds

SSW windswell continues into Saturday morning, hopefully turning a bit more south allowing some leftovers to filter into RI. Hoping for surf right around thigh to waist high with winds out of the west. SSW swell drops over the course of the day, so best bet is early morning.


FURTHER OUT

Expect a quiet weekend for New England as high pressure dominates the east coast.

Still keeping an eye on our system for next week as high pressure moves offshore and a series of low pressure systems make their way east. Models are hinting at some solid surf into midweek, with the GFS being more aggressive and the Euro starting to back off a bit.

Looking like we could see a few days of decent surf... stay tuned.

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