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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 Surf Guide

Elbow Ledge in Rhode Island is a reef break Ideal winds are from the north northwest. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the ideal swell direction is from the south. Good surf at all stages of the tide. An uncrowded break, even when it is working. Take care of - Rips / undertow - Man-made danger (buoys etc.) - Sharks.

Elbow Ledge Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReefIcon  s43.8
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
rarely breaks
7.5°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Elbow Ledge:

The best conditions reported for surf at Elbow Ledge occur when a South swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the North-northwest.

Surf Forecasts:

What's the best time of year to surf Elbow Ledge (for consistent clean waves)?

novemberBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Elbow Ledge with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of November. Clean surfable waves are typically found 32% of the time in November while 35% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 33% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
32%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
35%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
33%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Elbow Ledge Location Map

Interactive Elbow Ledge surf break location map. View information about nearby surf breaks, their wave consistency and rating compared to other spots in the region. Current swell conditions from local buoys are shown along with live wind speed and direction from nearby weather stations. Click icons on the map for more detail. 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.

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Elbow Ledge Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Sunday, 18 April 2021, 11:17 Local Time
Sunday 18
11AM2PM5PM8PM
Wave (m) 0.1
SE
0.2
ESE
0.4
SSW
0.4
SSW
Period (s) 12 11 4 4
Wind (km/h) 10
W 15
WSW 15
WSW 15
WSW
Wind State cross-
off
cross cross cross

Swell History at Elbow Ledge

Surf stats for Elbow Ledge, see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at Elbow Ledge

Wind stats for Elbow Ledge, see the variation in direction and stength by month or season on the history page here.

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