Surf Report


TODAY'S RI SURF REPORT

WAVE HEIGHT

3.9ft

SWELL DIRECTION

W273.0°

DOMINANT PERIOD

6.0 Seconds

WIND SPEED

10mph

WIND DIRECTION

N350.0°

tides

Next Low - -0.4ft @ 02:02pm

SURF REPORT SUMMARY

Reporter: Nick H

Updated: 12, December, 2019 @ 08:15

Current Observation

Small surf out there today, topping out in the knee high range at best. Winds out of the northwest blowing at 8 knots. 


Water Temperature is 50°F and dropping (Hooded 4/3 or 5/4 + 5mm booties + gloves)

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3-Day Surf Forecast for Rhode Island


FRIDAY, DECEMBER 13

1-2 feet / SE winds 10 knots

Minor SE swell in the water (2' @ 10 seconds) with waves in that knee to thigh high range. Enough for the logs around the better tides. Chance we could see developing SE windswell show late in the afternoon.


SATURDAY, DECEMBER 14

3-4 feet / SSE winds

Low pressure stemming from the Southeast moves North into Saturday morning - setting up a solid SSE fetch along much of the east coast. Models have trended down a bit overnight on the size of the swell. Still expecting surf in the stomach to chest high range early, with bigger sets later in the day. Winds are looking challenging for most, blowing southeast all day.


SUNDAY, DECEMBER 15

3-5 feet AM / West winds 15-20 knots

Expecting some fun surf into Sunday as low pressure moves north and more favorable winds will in. Surf will be right around chest to head high and fun! Heavy winds likely blowing out of the West around 20 knots with stronger gusts. Overall a good day to go surfing at the more easterly facing breaks. Get on it early before swell drops into the afternoon.


FURTHER OUT

Much smaller leftovers into Monday morning. Maybe enough for the logs, but nothing special.

Models showing another approaching frontal system early week, setting up a SSW windswell for the RI coast on Tuesday/Wednesday. Tuesday will likely be a bit blown out, but Wednesday could be a good day at spots that can pull in SW swell direction.

Models are just starting to hint at potential activity right around christmas eve +/-. Not much agreement in all the models, but worth keep an eye on for some christmas time surf!

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