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Elbow Ledge ratings
Quality on a good day: 5.0
Consistency of Surf: 1.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Crowds: 5.0

Overall: 3.8

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Elbow Ledge Spot ID

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Type: reef

Reliability: rarely breaks

Best: Swell S | Wind NNW

Sea Temperature Today is: 8.6 °C

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Sunday, 9 December 2018, 22:46 Local time
SunMonday 10
Wave (m) 0.4
Period (s) 3 - 10 11
Wind (km/h) 15
W 15
NW 15
NNW 15
Wind State cross-
off cross-

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Elbow Ledge in Rhode Island is a reef break Works best in offshore winds from the north northwest. Windswells and groundswells in equal measure and the ideal swell direction is from the south. Good surf at all stages of the tide. The location means that it never gets crowded. Beware of - Rips / undertow - Man-made danger (buoys etc.) - Sharks.

Rhode-Island wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Sachuest, Flint Point, Sakonnet River, Rhode Island, 3 km from Elbow Ledge.

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Elbow Ledge Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At BUOY-NWPR1, 7 km from Elbow Ledge.

light winds from the WSW

Air temperature
1.5 °C

Current weather near Elbow Ledge

Buoy Data:

At Block Island, RI, 35 miles from Elbow Ledge.

  6PM 7PM 8PM 9PM
Data Age 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr
Wave height (m) 0.5
Dominant period (s) 3 3 3 3

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Overall Elbow Ledge Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in December

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  • The closest passenger airport to Elbow Ledge is Theodore Francis Green State (Providence) Airport (PVD) in USA, 32 km (20 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Elbow Ledge is North Central State (Smithfield) Airport (SFZ), also in USA, 55 km (34 miles) away.
  • Third is Otis Angb (Falmouth) Airport (FMH) in USA, 65 km (40 miles) away.
  • Nantucket Mem Airport (ACK) in USA is 103 km (64 miles) away.
  • General Edward Lawrence Logan International (Boston) Airport (BOS), also in USA is the fifth nearest airport to Elbow Ledge and is 103 km (64 miles) away.
Elbow Ledge break location map and break info

This is the Surf-Forecast page for Elbow Ledge, Rhode Island. Use the tab navigation above to view Elbow Ledge sea temperature, Elbow Ledge photographs, Elbow Ledge detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Elbow Ledge webcams, current wind from Rhode Island live weather stations and Elbow Ledge 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 Elbow Ledge.