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North Pier (Narragansett) Surf Guide

North Pier(Narragansett) in Rhode Island is a sheltered beach break that has fairly consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. Works best in offshore winds from the west with some shelter here from northeast winds. Groundswells and windswells are equally likely and the ideal swell angle is from the east. The beach break provides left and right handers. Best around low tide. When the surf is up, it can get quite busy in the water. Watch out for dangerous rips.

North Pier (Narragansett) Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
6.0°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing North Pier (Narragansett):

The best conditions reported for surf at North Pier (Narragansett) occur when a East swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the West.

Surf Forecasts:

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

januaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing North Pier (Narragansett) with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of January. Clean surfable waves are typically found 0% of the time in January while 0% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 100% 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).

Explore North Pier (Narragansett) Location Map

Interactive North Pier (Narragansett) 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 North Pier (Narragansett) is Theodore Francis Green State (Providence) Airport (PVD) in USA, 33 km (20 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to North Pier (Narragansett) is North Central State (Smithfield) Airport (SFZ), also in USA, 55 km (34 miles) away.

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North Pier (Narragansett) Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Saturday, 29 January 2022, 08:35 Local Time
Saturday 29
Wave (m)
Period (s) 5 4 11 10
Wind (km/h)
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Swell History at North Pier (Narragansett)

Surf stats for North Pier (Narragansett), see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at North Pier (Narragansett)

Wind stats for North Pier (Narragansett), see the variation in direction and stength by month or season on the history page here.

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