Surf Report


TODAY'S RI SURF REPORT

WAVE HEIGHT

2.0ft

SWELL DIRECTION

ESE122.0°

DOMINANT PERIOD

11.0 Seconds

WIND SPEED

8mph

WIND DIRECTION

SSW200.0°

tides

Next High + 3.1ft @ 10:15pm

SURF REPORT SUMMARY

Reporter: Nick H

Updated: 16, September, 2019 @ 10:03

Current Observation

Small scale surf out there today topping out at knee high at best exposures. Winds out of the N around 5 knots, switching SSW by late afternoon.

Overall a weak day for surfing. Fortunately, the forecast is looking juicy for the end of the week... 

Water Temperature: 67°F

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3-Day Surf Forecast for Rhode Island


TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 17

0-1 feet / NNE winds 10 knots

Flat conditions for Rhode Island on Tuesday, with weak windswell mix in the water. Potential for some knee high surf to filter in by late afternoon, as minor Humberto swell comes up right before dark.


WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 18

2' feet / NNE winds 8-10 knots

Small SSW swell from Humberto fills in and mixes with weak SE windswell. Expect surf to be right around knee to waist high, with a couple + sized sets possible later in the afternoon. Winds primarily out of the ENE, and high tide right around 11am. Not pumping, but should be some longboard waves.


THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 19

2-3 feet / Variable Winds

Small medium period south swell from Humberto continues into Thursday morning, and east windswell mixes in. Likely too much east in the morning, but shifting a bit more ESE later into the afternoon. Surf will start out around waist high with an occasional bigger set. Depending on swell direction in the afternoon, we could see surf jump to stomach - chest high in the afternoon.


FURTHER OUT

Humberto swell fills in towards the end of the week and into the weekend as the system moves ENE into the middle of the Atlantic. See below for Humberto's path over the next several days....


Humberto swell is going to pulse on Friday night into Saturday morning. Expect surf in the head high + range, depending on the strength of Humberto as it continues its path northeast. Swell should continue through the day Saturday into Sunday.

Still watching an area of low pressure in the middle of the Atlantic that the NHC has at 90% chance of development over the next several days. Looking like it could get pulled north towards Humberto, and follow a similar path.Still way to far out to know whether or not it will be a swell producer.


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