Surf Report


TODAY'S RI SURF REPORT

WAVE HEIGHT

2.3ft

SWELL DIRECTION

SW229.0°

DOMINANT PERIOD

5.0 Seconds

WIND SPEED

6mph

WIND DIRECTION

S190.0°

tides

Next High + 2.7ft @ 02:03pm

SURF REPORT SUMMARY

Reporter: Nick H

Updated: 24, June, 2019 @ 09:21

Current Observation

Flat conditions continue in Rhode Island - with a minor SW windswell in the water maxing out around ankle high. Not the best day to go for a surf, but weather-wise it couldn't get much better. Light winds out of west, going more southwest later. Great day to go out on the boat or go for a distance paddle. 


Water Temperature: 60°F

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3-Day Surf Forecast for Rhode Island


TUESDAY, JUNE 25

Flat conditions continue thru the morning, with rain and winds blowing out of the SE. Windswell picks up in the afternoon, up to knee high by dark.


WEDNESDAY, JUNE 26

Knee to thigh high southerly windswell with winds light variable winds, starting north and going SW by the end of the day.


THURSDAY, JUNE 27

Knee high windswell continues with winds out of the southwest all day around 8mph.




Surf Forecast Discussion


High pressure exits the Northeast on Monday night, pulling a weak low pressure system north to New England. 

A cold front associated with the low pressure moves offshore late Tuesday, creating a southerly flow along the East Coast. This will set up a weak southerly windswell overnight Tuesday into Wednesday morning. 

Not expecting anything major, but we should see some little surf on Wednesday morning at top exposures. Expecting to see waves around thigh high with some occasional waist high sets. 

Could be fun on the longer boards! 

Southerly windswell fades a bit into Thursday but should stick around enough to have a rideable wave for most of the morning around the better tides. 

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