Wave Heights

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

Tonight<br>Clear, with a low around 38. Breezy, with a northwest wind 18 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 28 mph.
Monday NightMonday Night<br>Mostly clear, with a low around 42. Southwest wind 8 to 10 mph.
Tuesday Night
Tuesday Night<br>Showers likely, mainly after 1am.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 52. South wind around 10 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.
Wednesday Night
Wednesday Night<br>Partly cloudy, with a low around 42. Breezy.
Thursday Night
Thursday Night<br>Mostly cloudy, with a low around 42.
Friday Night
Friday Night<br>Partly cloudy, with a low around 44.
Saturday Night
Saturday Night<br>Partly cloudy, with a low around 46.
01AM-18mph from the NW
04AM-17mph from the NW
07AM-16mph from the NW
01PM-11mph from the WNW
04PM-9mph from the W
07PM-9mph from the SW
01AM-10mph from the SW
04AM-10mph from the SW
07AM-10mph from the SSW
01PM-11mph from the SSW
04PM-11mph from the S
07PM-10mph from the S
01AM-10mph from the S
04AM-9mph from the SSW
07AM-9mph from the WNW
01PM-16mph from the N
04PM-18mph from the N
07PM-19mph from the N
01AM-17mph from the N
04AM-15mph from the N
07AM-14mph from the NNE
01PM-12mph from the N
04PM-10mph from the NNE
07PM-7mph from the NNE
01AM-8mph from the N
01AM-12mph from the NNE
01AM-12mph from the NNE
04AM-9mph from the N
07AM-11mph from the NNE
01PM-10mph from the NNE
04PM-9mph from the NNE
07PM-8mph from the NNE
01AM-7mph from the N
04AM-7mph from the N
07AM-7mph from the NW
01PM-12mph from the WSW
04PM-12mph from the WSW
07PM-11mph from the WSW
01AM-14mph from the W
04AM-15mph from the WNW
07AM-16mph from the WNW
01PM-18mph from the WNW
04PM-18mph from the NW
07PM-19mph from the NW

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