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Sakonnet River Break Surf Guide

Sakonnet River Break in Rhode Island is a river break Offshore winds are from the north northeast. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the best swell direction is from the southeast. The location means that it never gets crowded.

Sakonnet River Break Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
rarely breaks
22.6°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Sakonnet River Break:

The best conditions reported for surf at Sakonnet River Break occur when a Southeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the North-northeast.

Surf Forecasts:

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

septemberBest Season: autumn
The best time of year for surfing Sakonnet River Break with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Autumn and most often the month of September. Clean surfable waves are typically found 29% of the time in September while 29% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 42% 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 Sakonnet River Break Location Map

Interactive Sakonnet River Break 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 Sakonnet River Break is Theodore Francis Green State (Providence) Airport (PVD) in USA, 32 km (20 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Sakonnet River Break is North Central State (Smithfield) Airport (SFZ), also in USA, 54 km (34 miles) away.

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Sakonnet River Break Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Monday, 15 August 2022, 00:55 Local Time
SunMonday 15
Wave (m)
Period (s) 5 5 5 10
Wind (km/h)
Wind State on cross-

Swell History at Sakonnet River Break

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

Wind History at Sakonnet River Break

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

Sakonnet River Break Reviews:

Interactive Porthcawl Point location map. View nearby buoy information, live wind conditions and surrounding roads, paths and locations to help find new breaks. Click the buoys or wind icon to view more information.

Based on 4 votes.
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  • Quality on a good day:Icon  s43.5
  • Consistency of Surf:Icon  s11.0
  • Difficulty Level:Icon  s44.2
  • Wind and Kite Surfing:Icon  s21.7
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Impartial reviews submitted by Surf-Forecast users.
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Peter Pangea from United States
“Sakonnet is just north of the fabled Elbow Ledge....the breaks here are along west-facing exposure and are varied...first, Bailey Ledge, a left reef/point north of Sakonnet Point Harbor of Refuge. Needs 6' swell and e-ne winds and long paddle off wharf. Headin up river, Taylor's Lane breaks on bluff with r and lefts; parking is public. 2-10' with n or nw winds (this get's mobbed from gay polo riders from across the Bay from Portsmouth)....beware! Heading toward Tiverton is series of slab lefts needing huge swell; the telltale rivermouth and nature reserve is the giveaway........all these are rare rides, but, on that day as good as Ruggles or Monahan's.”

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