Wave Heights

Near Shore Wave Height Forecast
*Virginia surf and weather forecast based on Virginia Beach

This Afternoon
This Afternoon<br>Showers and thunderstorms likely.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 90. South wind around 16 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
SundaySunday<br>A chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2pm.  Partly sunny, with a high near 92. Heat index values as high as 101. West wind around 11 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 30%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts po
Monday<br>Mostly sunny, with a high near 85. North wind around 10 mph.
Tuesday<br>Sunny, with a high near 81.
Wednesday<br>Mostly sunny, with a high near 84.
Thursday<br>A chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly sunny, with a high near 87. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Friday<br>Partly sunny, with a high near 90.
12AM-9mph from the S
03AM-11mph from the SSW
06AM-13mph from the SSW
12PM-13mph from the S
03PM-14mph from the S
06PM-15mph from the SSW
12AM-14mph from the SSW
03AM-13mph from the SW
06AM-12mph from the SW
12PM-10mph from the WSW
03PM-11mph from the WSW
06PM-10mph from the WSW
12AM-10mph from the WSW
03AM-11mph from the W
06AM-10mph from the NW
12PM-10mph from the N
03PM-10mph from the NNE
06PM-10mph from the NNE
12AM-10mph from the NE
03AM-10mph from the NE
06AM-11mph from the ENE
12PM-11mph from the E
03PM-11mph from the E
06PM-11mph from the ESE
12AM-9mph from the SSE
03AM-8mph from the S
06AM-6mph from the SSW
12PM-10mph from the SSE
03PM-12mph from the SSE
06PM-14mph from the SSE
12AM-12mph from the S
03AM-12mph from the SSW
06AM-11mph from the SSW
12PM-11mph from the S
03PM-11mph from the S
06PM-12mph from the S
12AM-12mph from the SSW
03AM-11mph from the SSW
06AM-10mph from the SSW
12PM-8mph from the S
03PM-9mph from the S
06PM-11mph from the S

How this works

This chart shows you 7-days worth of swell/weather/wind information all in place. You have “incoming swell” (in feet) charted by the blue line on the gray graph. You have the weather icons for each day below the graph and you have the wind, speed and direction represented by the directional arrows topped by a blue “wind strength” indicator.

These nearshore wave height forecasts are custom built for each surf region using an average/above-average indicator break as a focal point. These forecasts aren’t just some knock-off of a generic Wavewatch III spectral point being regurgitated, these are true nearshore forecasts that use proprietary algorithms factoring in things like swell windows, island shadowing, bathymetry data, swell-period travel time, and other critical forecast components that tune the nearshore forecast specifically for your region, giving you a good solid overview of incoming swell, weather and wind, so that you can go out and find the best spot to score.

Virginia Offshore Swell Forecast

How this works

The Offshore Swell Forecast shows you the 7-day forecast starting at the current time and going out from the latest forecast run. Mousing over any part of the graph (any line including the solid shaded area in the background) will pop up a new box near your pointer that shows the DATE/TIME/COMBINED BUOY HEIGHT in the top of the box, and then the specifics of the line you are hovering over like SWELL HEIGHT, SWELL PERIOD, SWELL DIRECTION (both in Simple Compass direction, like Northwest, and specific degrees 308). If you follow the contour of the line you can see hour by hour how that swell behaves over the course of the forecast period.

*Note: clicking on an individual swell in the legend of the chart you can “hide” that data stream making the chart easier to navigate