Wave Heights

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

This Afternoon
This Afternoon<br>A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly sunny, with a high near 80. Northeast wind around 7 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 20%.
TuesdayTuesday<br>A chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 85. Light south wind increasing to 10 to 15 mph in the morning.  Chance of precipitation is 50%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts pos
Wednesday<br>A chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 2pm.  Partly sunny, with a high near 87. Southwest wind 13 to 15 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 40%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorm
Thursday<br>Mostly sunny, with a high near 81.
Friday<br>Sunny, with a high near 82.
Saturday<br>Mostly sunny, with a high near 82.
Sunday<br>Mostly sunny, with a high near 83.
12AM-9mph from the NW
03AM-8mph from the NNE
06AM-6mph from the E
12PM-5mph from the ESE
03PM-8mph from the E
06PM-9mph from the ESE
12AM-6mph from the SE
03AM-5mph from the S
06AM-5mph from the S
12PM-10mph from the S
03PM-14mph from the SSW
06PM-14mph from the SSW
12AM-16mph from the SW
03AM-16mph from the SW
06AM-16mph from the WSW
12PM-12mph from the WSW
03PM-11mph from the WSW
06PM-8mph from the W
12AM-9mph from the N
03AM-11mph from the N
06AM-12mph from the N
12PM-12mph from the N
03PM-11mph from the N
06PM-10mph from the NNE
12AM-9mph from the NE
03AM-8mph from the NE
06AM-7mph from the NNE
12PM-8mph from the NE
03PM-8mph from the NE
06PM-6mph from the ENE
12AM-8mph from the E
03AM-8mph from the E
06AM-8mph from the ENE
12PM-10mph from the ENE
03PM-10mph from the E
06PM-10mph from the E
12AM-7mph from the SE
03AM-6mph from the E
06AM-5mph from the NNE
12PM-7mph from the E
03PM-7mph from the ESE
06PM-8mph from the SSE

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