Wave Heights

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

Tonight<br>Showers before 11pm, then rain, mainly after 11pm.  Low around 43. Breezy, with a north wind 10 to 15 mph increasing to 20 to 25 mph after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 38 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 90%. New precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
Tuesday NightTuesday Night<br>Mostly clear, with a low around 35. Breezy, with a northeast wind 21 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 36 mph.
Wednesday Night
Wednesday Night<br>Mostly clear, with a low around 38. Northeast wind 13 to 15 mph.
Thursday Night
Thursday Night<br>Mostly clear, with a low around 46.
Friday Night
Friday Night<br>Mostly clear, with a low around 51.
Saturday Night
Saturday Night<br>Partly cloudy, with a low around 53.
Sunday Night
Sunday Night<br>Mostly cloudy, with a low around 46.
12AM-23mph from the NNE
12AM-12mph from the NNW
03AM-27mph from the NNE
03AM-12mph from the WNW
06AM-29mph from the NNE
12PM-27mph from the NNE
03PM-26mph from the NNE
06PM-24mph from the NNE
12AM-21mph from the NE
03AM-20mph from the NE
06AM-20mph from the NE
12PM-17mph from the NE
03PM-16mph from the NE
06PM-15mph from the NE
12AM-13mph from the NNE
12AM-14mph from the NNE
03AM-12mph from the NNE
03AM-14mph from the NNE
06AM-11mph from the NE
12PM-7mph from the ENE
03PM-7mph from the E
06PM-7mph from the ESE
12AM-6mph from the SSE
03AM-6mph from the S
06AM-5mph from the SSW
12PM-7mph from the S
03PM-8mph from the SSE
06PM-10mph from the S
12AM-10mph from the S
03AM-9mph from the SSW
06AM-9mph from the SSW
12PM-10mph from the S
03PM-11mph from the S
06PM-12mph from the S
12AM-12mph from the SSW
03AM-11mph from the SSW
06AM-10mph from the SSW
12PM-11mph from the S
03PM-12mph from the SW
06PM-11mph from the NW
12AM-13mph from the NNW
03AM-14mph from the NNW
06AM-15mph from the N
12PM-14mph from the N
03PM-13mph from the N
06PM-12mph from the N

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