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Wave Heights



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


Tonight
Tonight<br>Cloudy during the early evening, then gradual clearing, with a low around 40. Northwest wind 14 to 16 mph.
Monday NightMonday Night<br>Mostly clear, with a low around 36. Breezy, with a northwest wind 13 to 21 mph, with gusts as high as 29 mph.
Tuesday Night
Tuesday Night<br>Mostly clear, with a low around 35. North wind 5 to 11 mph.
Wednesday Night
Wednesday Night<br>Mostly cloudy, with a low around 43.
Thursday Night
Thursday Night<br>Rain.  Low around 53. Chance of precipitation is 90%.
Friday Night
Friday Night<br>Mostly cloudy, with a low around 44. Breezy.
Saturday Night
Saturday Night<br>Mostly clear, with a low around 40.
12AM-8mph from the SW
03AM-8mph from the WSW
06AM-10mph from the WSW
12PM-12mph from the WSW
03PM-14mph from the W
06PM-15mph from the WNW
12AM-16mph from the WNW
03AM-15mph from the WNW
06AM-13mph from the WNW
12PM-13mph from the W
03PM-13mph from the W
06PM-13mph from the W
12AM-18mph from the NNW
03AM-19mph from the NNW
06AM-18mph from the NNW
12PM-15mph from the NNW
03PM-13mph from the NNW
06PM-11mph from the NNW
12AM-6mph from the NNW
03AM-6mph from the NNW
06AM-5mph from the WNW
12PM-5mph from the S
03PM-6mph from the S
06PM-8mph from the S
12AM-8mph from the S
03AM-9mph from the S
06AM-10mph from the SE
12PM-14mph from the SSE
03PM-15mph from the SE
06PM-16mph from the SE
12AM-14mph from the SSE
03AM-15mph from the S
06AM-17mph from the S
12PM-17mph from the SSW
03PM-17mph from the SSW
06PM-17mph from the SW
12AM-18mph from the SW
03AM-18mph from the WSW
06AM-17mph from the W
12PM-16mph from the W
03PM-16mph from the W
06PM-15mph from the W


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