Wave Heights

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

Today<br>Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming sunny, with a high near 61. North wind 10 to 14 mph.
ThursdayThursday<br>Mostly sunny, with a high near 52. Northeast wind 10 to 14 mph.
Friday<br>Showers likely, then showers and possibly a thunderstorm after noon.  High near 65. Breezy, with a southeast wind 14 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 29 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 90%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possi
Saturday<br>A chance of showers before 8am.  Partly sunny, with a high near 66. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Sunday<br>Sunny, with a high near 59.
Monday<br>Mostly sunny, with a high near 61.
Tuesday<br>A chance of showers.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 64. Chance of precipitation is 50%.
12AM-10mph from the WNW
03AM-10mph from the N
06AM-14mph from the N
12PM-15mph from the N
03PM-13mph from the N
06PM-10mph from the NNE
12AM-11mph from the NE
03AM-13mph from the NE
06AM-15mph from the NE
12PM-12mph from the NE
03PM-10mph from the ENE
06PM-11mph from the E
12AM-11mph from the ESE
03AM-12mph from the SE
06AM-14mph from the SE
12PM-17mph from the SSE
03PM-17mph from the SSE
06PM-16mph from the S
12AM-13mph from the SSW
03AM-12mph from the SW
06AM-8mph from the W
12PM-13mph from the NW
03PM-14mph from the NNW
06PM-14mph from the N
12AM-12mph from the N
03AM-11mph from the N
06AM-10mph from the N
12PM-8mph from the N
03PM-7mph from the NNE
06PM-6mph from the E
12AM-5mph from the SSE
03AM-6mph from the SSE
06AM-7mph from the SSE
12PM-9mph from the ESE
03PM-10mph from the ESE
06PM-12mph from the SE
12AM-13mph from the SSE
03AM-14mph from the SSE
06AM-15mph from the SSE
12PM-13mph from the SSE
03PM-13mph from the SSE
06PM-14mph 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