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Lighthouse break guidePhoto by: Stephen Dubois

Lighthouse Surf Guide

Lighthouse in Rhode Island is an exposed reef and point break that has pretty consitent surf and can work at any time of the year. Offshore winds are from the west northwest with some shelter here from northeast winds. Waves just as likely from local windswells as from distant groundswells and the best swell direction is from the south southeast. There are left and right breaking reefs Best around mid tide when the tide is rising. Sometimes crowded. Beware of rocks and rips.

Lighthouse Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reefReef and pointIcon  s33.0
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
6.2°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Lighthouse:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

julyBest Season: summer
The best time of year for surfing Lighthouse with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Summer and most often the month of July. Clean surfable waves are typically found 37% of the time in July while 59% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 4% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
37%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
59%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
4%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Lighthouse Location Map

Interactive Lighthouse 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 is Theodore Francis Green State (Providence) Airport (PVD) in USA, 41 km (25 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Lighthouse is North Central State (Smithfield) Airport (SFZ), also in USA, 62 km (39 miles) away.

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Icon legend buoysLive Wave Height (m)
Icon legend windLive Wind Speed (km/h)
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Lighthouse Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Wednesday, 26 January 2022, 16:23 Local Time
Wednesday 26Thu
4PM7PM10PM1AM
Wave (m)
0.2
ESE
0.1
SE
0.1
SE
0.2
SSE
Period (s) 7 10 10 6
Wind (km/h)
25
25
20
15
Wind State cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off

Swell History at Lighthouse

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

Wind History at Lighthouse

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

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