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Block Island ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.2
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 3.7
Wind and Kite Surfing: 2.8
Crowds: 1.9

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: 6.3 °C

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Sunday, 5 April 2020, 00:30 Local time
SatSunday 05
Wave (m) 1.6
Period (s) 12 12 12 12
Wind (km/h) 15
ENE 10
Wind State cross cross cross glass

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Block Island in Rhode Island is a point break Works best in offshore winds from the north northwest. Windswells and groundswells in equal measure and the ideal swell direction is from the southeast. Often Crowded. 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 Airport, 2 km from Block Island.

light winds from the ENE

Air temperature
4.4 °C

Current weather near Block Island

Buoy Data:

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

  7PM 8PM 9PM 10PM
Data Age 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr
Wave height (m) 2.2
Dominant period (s) 12 13 13 13

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Overall Block Island Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in April


Surf stats for Block Island: see the swell variation by month.

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Wind stats for Block Island: see the variation in direction and stength by month.

Block Island Location Maps

Block Island Location Map

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Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Block Island:

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Tide stations nearest to Block Island:

  • Closest tide station
    Block Island (SW end), Block Island Sound
    2 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    Block Island (Great Salt Pond)
    2 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    Block Island (Old Harbor)
    2 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    Sandy Point, Block Island Sound
    6 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    Montauk Point, Long Island Sound
    15 mi


  • 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.
Block Island break location map and break info

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.