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Ruggles ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.5
Difficulty Level: 3.5
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 2.5

Overall: 3.1

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Ruggles Spot ID

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Type: reef and point

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell SE | Wind NW

Sea Temperature Today is: 4.2 °C

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Wednesday, 23 January 2019, 04:26 Local time
Wednesday 23
Wave (m) 0.1
Period (s) 9 4 5 6
Wind (km/h) 15
SW 25
SW 30
SW 35
Wind State cross cross cross cross

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Ruggles in Rhode Island is a reasonably exposed reef and point break that has quite consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. Offshore winds blow from the northwest. Waves just as likely from local windswells as from distant groundswells and the ideal swell angle is from the southeast. Both left and right reef breaks and there is a left hand point break as well. Best around low tide. It's sometimes crowded here. Take care of the strong rips here.

Rhode-Island wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Castle Hill, Narragansett Bay, Rhode Island, 5 km from Ruggles.

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Ruggles Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At BUOY-NWPR1, 5 km from Ruggles.


Air temperature
-4.2 °C

Current weather near Ruggles

Buoy Data:

At Block Island, RI, 35 miles from Ruggles.

  12AM 1AM 2AM 3AM
Data Age 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr
Wave height (m) 0.6
Dominant period (s) 10 11 9 4

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Overall Ruggles Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in January

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  • The closest passenger airport to Ruggles is Theodore Francis Green State (Providence) Airport (PVD) in USA, 31 km (19 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Ruggles is North Central State (Smithfield) Airport (SFZ), also in USA, 53 km (33 miles) away.
  • Third is Otis Angb (Falmouth) Airport (FMH) in USA, 68 km (42 miles) away.
  • General Edward Lawrence Logan International (Boston) Airport (BOS) in USA is 103 km (64 miles) away.
  • Nantucket Mem Airport (ACK), also in USA is the fifth nearest airport to Ruggles and is 106 km (66 miles) away.
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