I do take these reports with a grain of salt, which is why I continually monitor them over the course of a few days when for example a report says that RI will get 6-8ft swells 4 days from now. That's done so that I'm not driving 4+ hours to charge waves that aren't even happening if the report falls through.
Dude you realize those are SWELL forecasts, not nearshore breaking wave heights? 6 foot at 7 seconds is not going to give you 6 foot breaking wave heights, save for an otherwise perfect alignment of conditions (tide, swell direction, wind direction). Even then, you're not getting 6 foot wave heights. Waves degrade as they get closer to shore, particularly short period wind waves, and what you see and surf is not a pure reflection of what you read that morning before you drove to the beach. lot of factors at play.
Erock, that west will definitely get into parts of RI though, that swell direction can light up PJ with more size and better winds
Hey Mr. Wizard:
No. $hit. $herlock.
What it DOES mean is that Rhode Island probably is going to have MUCH BIGGER DAMN WAVE HEIGHTS than Mass/NH if several different reports say 6-8 in RI and barely 1-2 in MA/NH. You think I've got a Woodward Wilson in my jock waiting for full confirmation of exactly 6-8 foot wave heights that I'll be riding on a given day so I can say online and out loud to people "I rode 6-8 foot wave faces today,brah!" or do you think I really just want to know if I should plan to stick in the area for decent rides or if I need to rearrange my day/weekend to travel elsewhere for the heighty stoke as our days of any stoked waves at all are numbered in few? CORRECT!!! PLAN B! Which your parents at tea may wish they had access to during the era of your conception.
Summary: your lady can take my "6 to 8" and kindly choke on it. Whether it's more like 6 or more like 8 is completely dependent on if you were a good alpha man and got her ass on the treadmill from November til now.
Prologue (JK njsurfer42, I meant epilogue): seems like me & PJB need to go balc does on an anger management take home course so we can save our wild child selves from self-extinction while we simultaneously cuss out CT, NJ, and other assorted states, provinces, sects, denominations, and cultures for merely existing.