Wave Heights

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

Tonight<br>A chance of showers, mainly before 10pm.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 42. West wind 3 to 7 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 40%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.
Tuesday NightTuesday Night<br>Mostly cloudy, with a low around 46. West wind 6 to 10 mph.
Wednesday Night
Wednesday Night<br>Mostly clear, with a low around 45. Northwest wind 11 to 14 mph.
Thursday Night
Thursday Night<br>Mostly cloudy, with a low around 48.
Friday Night
Friday Night<br>Mostly cloudy, with a low around 44.
Saturday Night
Saturday Night<br>A chance of showers.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 43. Chance of precipitation is 50%.
Sunday Night
Sunday Night<br>Mostly clear, with a low around 43.
12AM-29mph from the NNW
03AM-25mph from the NNW
06AM-22mph from the NNW
12PM-16mph from the NW
03PM-13mph from the WNW
06PM-8mph from the WNW
12AM-6mph from the W
03AM-7mph from the W
06AM-6mph from the W
12PM-5mph from the NW
03PM-5mph from the NW
06PM-5mph from the NW
12AM-9mph from the NW
03AM-11mph from the NW
06AM-13mph from the NNW
12PM-13mph from the NW
03PM-11mph from the WNW
06PM-10mph from the WNW
12AM-9mph from the WNW
03AM-8mph from the WNW
06AM-7mph from the WNW
12PM-7mph from the SW
03PM-8mph from the SSW
06PM-10mph from the SSW
12AM-15mph from the SW
03AM-16mph from the SW
06AM-15mph from the SW
12PM-17mph from the WSW
03PM-16mph from the W
06PM-15mph from the W
12AM-16mph from the WNW
03AM-15mph from the WNW
06AM-14mph from the NW
12PM-13mph from the NW
03PM-13mph from the NW
06PM-11mph from the WNW
12AM-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