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Ruggles ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.5
Difficulty Level: 3.5
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 2.5

Overall: 3.1

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Ruggles Surf Guide

Ruggles in Rhode Island is a reasonably exposed reef and point break that has quite consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. Offshore winds blow from the northwest. Waves just as likely from local windswells as from distant groundswells and the ideal swell angle is from the southeast. Both left and right reef breaks and there is a left hand point break as well. Best around low tide. It's sometimes crowded here. Take care of the strong rips here.

Ruggles Spot Info

Type:Rating:
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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
3.6°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Ruggles:

The best conditions reported for surf at Ruggles occur when a Southeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Northwest.

Surf Forecasts:

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

februaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Ruggles with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of February. Clean surfable waves are typically found 7% of the time in February while 5% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 88% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
7%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
5%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
88%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Ruggles Location Map

Interactive Ruggles 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 Ruggles is Theodore Francis Green State (Providence) Airport (PVD) in USA, 31 km (19 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Ruggles is North Central State (Smithfield) Airport (SFZ), also in USA, 53 km (33 miles) away.

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Ruggles Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Tuesday, 2 March 2021, 16:14 Local Time
Tuesday 02Wed
4PM7PM10PM1AM
Wave (m) 0.3
SSW
0.1
SE
0.1
SE
0.2
SSW
Period (s) 9 11 11 9
Wind (km/h) 35
WNW 30
WNW 25
WNW 20
W
Wind State cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off

Swell History at Ruggles

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

Wind History at Ruggles

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

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