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


This Afternoon
This Afternoon<br>Scattered showers and thunderstorms, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after 3pm.  Cloudy, with a high near 75. East wind around 9 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Memorial DayMemorial Day<br>A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2pm.  Mostly sunny, with a high near 86. West wind around 8 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Tuesday
Tuesday<br>A chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 83. Calm wind becoming southwest 5 to 8 mph in the afternoon.  Chance of precipitation is 30%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in
Wednesday
Wednesday<br>Partly sunny, with a high near 77.
Thursday
Thursday<br>Mostly sunny, with a high near 77.
Friday
Friday<br>A chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Partly sunny, with a high near 76. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Saturday
Saturday<br>A chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Partly sunny, with a high near 76. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
01AM-6mph from the S
04AM-5mph from the WNW
07AM-7mph from the ESE
01PM-8mph from the SSE
04PM-7mph from the E
07PM-8mph from the NNE
01AM-8mph from the NW
04AM-9mph from the WNW
07AM-9mph from the W
01PM-9mph from the W
04PM-10mph from the W
07PM-7mph from the WSW
01AM-7mph from the WSW
04AM-6mph from the SW
07AM-5mph from the SW
01PM-5mph from the SW
04PM-7mph from the SW
07PM-8mph from the SW
01AM-7mph from the WSW
04AM-7mph from the W
07AM-7mph from the WNW
01PM-6mph from the SSW
04PM-6mph from the S
07PM-7mph from the SSW
01AM-7mph from the WSW
04AM-7mph from the W
07AM-7mph from the NW
01PM-6mph from the ENE
04PM-6mph from the E
07PM-6mph from the SE
01AM-6mph from the S
04AM-6mph from the S
07AM-7mph from the SSW
01PM-9mph from the S
04PM-10mph from the S
07PM-11mph from the S
01AM-11mph from the SSW
04AM-10mph from the SW
07AM-9mph from the WSW
01PM-7mph from the S
04PM-7mph from the S
07PM-9mph from the S


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