Surf Report


TODAY'S RI SURF REPORT

WAVE HEIGHT

8.5ft

SWELL DIRECTION

SW222.0°

DOMINANT PERIOD

8.0 Seconds

WIND SPEED

21mph

WIND DIRECTION

W280.0°

tides

Next Low - -0.2ft @ 10:41pm

SURF REPORT SUMMARY

Reporter: Nick H

Updated: 22, November, 2019 @ 10:22

Current Observation

Knee high surf in the water to start the day with winds out of the southwest. 

A quick moving cold front is going to move through midday, setting up an increasing SW windswell. Likely a bit too much west in it for most spots in RI, but select southern facing spots could see some thigh to maybe waist high waves before dark. Winds will likely be an issue though... 

Water Temperature is 56°F and dropping (Hooded 4/3 + 3mm booties + gloves)

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3-Day Surf Forecast for Rhode Island


SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 23

0-1 feet / West winds 10 knots

Southwest windswell continues into Satruday morning, but still too much west for RI. Expect surf to remain close to flat all day. Small SE (~1'@11 sec) swell may start to show in the afternoon, so expect some ripping shin high waves at top spots before dark.


SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 24

1-3 feet / ENE winds 12-15 knots

The next frontal system to impact the Northeast will move through on Sunday - setting up a souotherly wind along the front. Surf will start off small, right around knee high and build a touch into the afternoon. Not going to be anything major, but we could see waist high surf around later afternoon. Winds out of the NNE could switch more NW into late afternoon.


MONDAY, NOVEMBER 25

2-3 feet / West winds 7 knots

SSW windswell continues into Monday with surf right around thigh to waist high. Surf drops over the course of the day so get on it early with your longboard.


FURTHER OUT

The next frontal system will approach midweek - again with a primarily SW swell direction so don't expect much. Could be some ripping little ankle slappers on Thanksgiving day!

Further out the forecast isn't looking great... get your holiday shopping out of the way while the surf is down. Black Friday is coming up.....

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