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Greenhill ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.7
Consistency of Surf: 3.2
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 2.3
Crowds: 3.3

Overall: 2.7

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Greenhill break guidePhoto by: Charlie

Greenhill Surf Guide

Greenhill in Rhode Island is a fairly exposed beach break that has reliable surf and can work at any time of the year. Offshore winds blow from the north northeast with some shelter here from northeast winds. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the ideal swell direction is from the south southeast. Waves at the beach are both lefts and rights and there is also a left hand point break. Best around low tide. Unlikely to be too crowded, even when the surf is up. Beware of rocks and rips.

Greenhill Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beach  redBeachIcon  s32.7
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
consistent
6.9°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Greenhill:

The best conditions reported for surf at Greenhill occur when a South-southeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the North-northeast.

Surf Forecasts:

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

septemberBest Season: spring
The best time of year for surfing Greenhill with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Spring and most often the month of September. Clean surfable waves are typically found 16% of the time in September while 18% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 66% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
16%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
18%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
66%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

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Interactive Greenhill 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 Greenhill is Theodore Francis Green State (Providence) Airport (PVD) in USA, 43 km (27 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Greenhill is North Central State (Smithfield) Airport (SFZ), also in USA, 63 km (39 miles) away.

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Greenhill Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Thursday, 15 April 2021, 07:40 Local Time
Thursday 15
5AM8AM11AM2PM
Wave (m) 0.4
SE
0.4
SE
0.9
ESE
1.0
ESE
Period (s) 11 11 4 4
Wind (km/h) 20
ESE 20
SE 25
ESE 25
ESE
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Swell History at Greenhill

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Wind History at Greenhill

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