Wave Heights

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

Today<br>Sunny, with a high near 82. West wind 5 to 7 mph becoming north in the afternoon.
FridayFriday<br>Mostly sunny, with a high near 80. North wind 6 to 10 mph.
Saturday<br>Mostly sunny, with a high near 79. North wind 6 to 8 mph.
Sunday<br>Mostly sunny, with a high near 78.
Monday<br>Partly sunny, with a high near 78.
Tuesday<br>A chance of showers.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 77. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Wednesday<br>A chance of showers.  Partly sunny, with a high near 77. Breezy.  Chance of precipitation is 30%.
01AM-4mph from the WSW
04AM-5mph from the WNW
07AM-5mph from the WNW
01PM-6mph from the N
04PM-6mph from the NNE
07PM-7mph from the ENE
01AM-4mph from the SSW
04AM-5mph from the W
07AM-7mph from the WNW
01PM-8mph from the NNW
04PM-6mph from the N
07PM-4mph from the ENE
01AM-4mph from the WSW
04AM-6mph from the WNW
07AM-7mph from the NW
01PM-7mph from the N
04PM-6mph from the NNE
07PM-6mph from the ENE
01AM-5mph from the WSW
04AM-7mph from the NW
07AM-9mph from the N
01PM-9mph from the NE
04PM-9mph from the NE
07PM-9mph from the ENE
01AM-11mph from the ENE
04AM-11mph from the NE
07AM-12mph from the NE
01PM-13mph from the NE
04PM-13mph from the NE
07PM-13mph from the NE
01AM-12mph from the NNE
04AM-13mph from the NNE
07AM-14mph from the NNE
01PM-14mph from the NNE
04PM-14mph from the NNE
07PM-15mph from the NNE
01AM-17mph from the NNE
04AM-18mph from the NNE
07AM-18mph from the NNE
01PM-20mph from the N
04PM-20mph from the N
07PM-18mph 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