Surf Report


TODAY'S RI SURF REPORT

WAVE HEIGHT

4.6ft

SWELL DIRECTION

ESE121.0°

DOMINANT PERIOD

11.0 Seconds

WIND SPEED

3mph

WIND DIRECTION

SSE160.0°

tides

Next High + 2.7ft @ 12:12am

SURF REPORT SUMMARY

Reporter: Nick H

Updated: 19, September, 2019 @ 05:16

Current Observation

Humberto swell looking right now - with some spots seeing surf around chest high, with occ. bigger sets. Winds are light out of the SE. 

Get on it before dark if you can!

Water Temperature: 67°F

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3-Day Surf Forecast for Rhode Island


FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 20

3-5 feet  / W winds 5-8 knots

ESE Humberto swell continues into Friday, building over the course of the day. Expect surf to start around chest high in the morning with the low tide (5:30). As the tide fills in waves will be on the increase. Could see surf around head high + into the afternoon at more exposed spots. Winds are generally out of the west all day. Looks like it will be a fun day of surf for much of RI, but a bit smaller than initially thought.


SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 21

2-3 feet / N winds early, switching S

Humberto swell drops over night, with left overs lingering around stomach high, maybe chest high at best EARLY, dropping over the course of the morning. Should be some fun surf for the longer boards at the better exposed spots before the winds switch. Get on it early folks


SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 22

1-2 feet / SW winds 10 knots + gusts

Minor ESE swell right around 1'. Expect surf to be right around knee high and closing out.


FURTHER OUT

It's likely that we could see a small pulse of SE swell into next week, depending on the track of Tropical Storm Jerry.

Jerry is moving west towards the Lesser Antilles, expected to continue its path west/northwest towards the East Coast. It's looking like the system will begin its curve north when it approaches the Bahamas, and head towards Bermuda.

Once Jerry curves north we will have an idea of what sort of swell we might be able to expect from this system. Still a bit far out, but we can atleast expect some small swell from this storm to fill in around Tuesday/Wednesday.


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