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Lighthouse-Southside ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 4.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.3

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Lighthouse-Southside Surf Guide

Lighthouse-Southside in Rhode Island is an exposed reef and point break that usually has waves and can work at any time of the year. Offshore winds blow from the northeast with some shelter here from northeast winds. Groundswells and windswells are equally likely and the best swell direction is from the south.The break here is a left hand point. Best around mid tide when the tide is rising. Rarely crowded here. Hazards include rocks and rips.

Lighthouse-Southside Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
7.2°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Lighthouse-Southside:

The best conditions reported for surf at Lighthouse-Southside occur when a South swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Northeast.

Surf Forecasts:

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

septemberBest Season: summer
The best time of year for surfing Lighthouse-Southside with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Summer and most often the month of September. Clean surfable waves are typically found 30% of the time in September while 45% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 25% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
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 Lighthouse-Southside 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 Lighthouse-Southside is Theodore Francis Green State (Providence) Airport (PVD) in USA, 41 km (25 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Lighthouse-Southside is North Central State (Smithfield) Airport (SFZ), also in USA, 62 km (39 miles) away.

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Lighthouse-Southside Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Saturday, 17 April 2021, 19:30 Local Time
Saturday 17Sun
Wave (m) 0.4
Period (s) 11 10 10 10
Wind (km/h) 10
WNW 10
WNW 10
Wind State cross-
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Swell History at Lighthouse-Southside

Surf stats for Lighthouse-Southside, see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at Lighthouse-Southside

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

Lighthouse-Southside Reviews:

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Based on 1 vote.
  • Overall:Icon  s33.3
  • Quality on a good day:Icon  s22.0
  • Consistency of Surf:Icon  s44.0
  • Difficulty Level:Icon  s33.0
  • Crowds:Icon  s44.0
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Peter Panic from United States
“Southside has many sections and ok around 3-6'. After that size, paddle over near jetty and wait for reverse Wedge.....if you make it, you get spat into shore; if not, you get caught in death-rocks and rip. I was tossed over jetty in the big one in 1975.”

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