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Block Island ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.1
Consistency of Surf: 1.9
Difficulty Level: 3.8
Wind and Kite Surfing: 2.7
Crowds: 1.6

Overall: 2.7

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Block Island Spot ID

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Type: point

Reliability: rarely breaks

Best: Swell SE | Wind NNW

Sea Temperature Today is: 5.3 °C

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Wednesday, 17 January 2018, 17:26 Local time
Wednesday 17Thu
Wave (m) 1.4
Period (s) 10 10 10 10
Wind (km/h) 10
N 10
W 40
NW 30
Wind State off cross-

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Block Island in Rhode Islandis a point break Works best in offshore winds from the north northwest. Groundswells and windswells are equally likely and the best swell direction is from the southeast. When the surf is up, crowds are likely Beware of - Rips / undertow - Rocks - Localism.

Rhode-Island wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Block Island (SW end), Block Island Sound, Rhode Island, 3 km from Block Island.

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Block Island Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Block Island Water Tower New Shoreham wx, 2 km from Block Island.

light winds from the NNW

Light Rain
Air temperature
2.0 °C

Current weather near Block Island

Buoy Data:

At Block Island, RI, 27 miles from Block Island.

  1PM 2PM 3PM 4PM
Data Age 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr
Wave height (m) 1.4
Dominant period (s) 10 11 11 10

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Overall Block Island Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in January

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Town and city forecasts close to Block Island:


  • The closest passenger airport to Block Island is Theodore Francis Green State (Providence) Airport (PVD) in USA, 66 km (41 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Block Island is North Central State (Smithfield) Airport (SFZ), also in USA, 87 km (54 miles) away.
  • Third is The Francis S Gabreski (West Hampton Beach) Airport (FOK) in USA, 94 km (58 miles) away.
  • Otis Angb (Falmouth) Airport (FMH) in USA is 106 km (66 miles) away.
  • Hartford Brainard Airport (HFD), also in USA is the fifth nearest airport to Block Island and is 110 km (68 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Block Island, Rhode Island. Use the tab navigation above to view Block Island sea temperature, Block Island photographs, Block Island detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Block Island webcams, current wind from Rhode Island live weather stations and Block Island tide predictions. The United States swell maps link will open up the big picture showing United States and the surrounding seas. These swell maps can be animated to show the different swell components, wave energy, wave period, wave heights, together with wind and weather forecasts, current weather and sea state observations from United States wave-buoys, passing ships and coastal weather stations. Each of the forecast pages for this surf break feature a global and regional wavefinder tool to locate the best surf conditions in the area around Block Island.