Wave Heights

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

Overnight<br>Mostly clear, with a low around 77. Southwest wind around 8 mph.
Friday NightFriday Night<br>A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms before midnight.  Partly cloudy, with a low around 79. South wind around 10 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Saturday Night
Saturday Night<br>A chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly between 8pm and 2am.  Partly cloudy, with a low around 80. Southwest wind 8 to 13 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 30%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in t
Sunday Night
Sunday Night<br>A chance of showers after 8pm.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 78. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Monday Night
Monday Night<br>A chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 77. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
Tuesday Night
Tuesday Night<br>A chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 74. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
Wednesday Night
Wednesday Night<br>Partly cloudy, with a low around 73.
01AM-10mph from the SSW
04AM-9mph from the SW
07AM-8mph from the SW
01PM-7mph from the S
04PM-10mph from the S
07PM-10mph from the S
01AM-10mph from the SW
04AM-10mph from the SW
07AM-9mph from the WSW
01PM-6mph from the SW
04PM-7mph from the SSW
07PM-8mph from the SSW
01AM-11mph from the SW
04AM-12mph from the SW
07AM-12mph from the SW
01PM-12mph from the SW
04PM-12mph from the SW
07PM-12mph from the SW
01AM-15mph from the SW
04AM-14mph from the SW
07AM-12mph from the SW
01PM-10mph from the SW
04PM-10mph from the SW
07PM-9mph from the SW
01AM-9mph from the SW
04AM-9mph from the WSW
07AM-8mph from the WNW
01PM-6mph from the N
04PM-6mph from the NE
07PM-6mph from the E
01AM-6mph from the NNE
04AM-7mph from the NNE
07AM-9mph from the NNE
01PM-10mph from the NE
04PM-9mph from the NE
07PM-8mph from the ENE
01AM-6mph from the ESE
04AM-6mph from the E
07AM-7mph from the NNE
01PM-9mph from the ENE
04PM-8mph from the ENE
07PM-7mph from the E

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