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Breachway ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.0

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Breachway Spot ID

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Type: beach/Jetty

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell SSE | Wind N

Sea Temperature Today is: 19.6 °C

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Saturday, 20 October 2018, 23:17 Local time
Saturday 20Sun
Wave (m) 2.1
Period (s) 8 8 8 8
Wind (km/h) 25
W 20
WSW 15
W 20
Wind State cross cross cross cross

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Breachway in Rhode Island is a quite exposed beach/Jetty break that has fairly consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. Offshore winds are from the north with some shelter here from northeast winds. Waves just as likely from local windswells as from distant groundswells and the best swell direction is from the south southeast. Waves at the beach break both left and right. Best around low tide. Sometimes crowded. Hazards include rocks, rips and jellyfish.

Rhode-Island wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Watch Hill Point, Rhode Island, 1 km from Breachway.

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Breachway Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Westerly, 5 km from Breachway.

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Air temperature
9 °C

Current weather near Breachway

Buoy Data:

At Central Long Island Sound Buoy, 43 miles from Breachway.

  5PM 6PM 7PM 8PM
Data Age 5 hr 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr
Wave height (m) 1.0
Dominant period (s) 5 5 5 5

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Overall Breachway Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in October

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  • The closest passenger airport to Breachway is Theodore Francis Green State (Providence) Airport (PVD) in USA, 59 km (37 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Breachway is North Central State (Smithfield) Airport (SFZ), also in USA, 75 km (47 miles) away.
  • Third is Hartford Brainard Airport (HFD) in USA, 80 km (50 miles) away.
  • The Francis S Gabreski (West Hampton Beach) Airport (FOK) in USA is 82 km (51 miles) away.
  • Bradley International (Windsor Locks) Airport (BDL), also in USA is the fifth nearest airport to Breachway and is 97 km (60 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Breachway, Rhode Island. Use the tab navigation above to view Breachway sea temperature, Breachway photographs, Breachway detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Breachway webcams, current wind from Rhode Island live weather stations and Breachway 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 Breachway.