Wave Heights

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

Today<br>Periods of rain, mainly after 8am.  High near 62. Breezy, with an east wind 17 to 23 mph, with gusts as high as 32 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 100%. New precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
WednesdayWednesday<br>A chance of showers.  Partly sunny, with a high near 70. South wind 9 to 11 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 40%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.
Thursday<br>Mostly sunny, with a high near 67. Northwest wind 6 to 11 mph becoming light and variable.
Friday<br>A chance of showers after 8am.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 65. Chance of precipitation is 50%.
Saturday<br>Partly sunny, with a high near 69.
Sunday<br>Sunny, with a high near 66.
Monday<br>Sunny, with a high near 68.
12AM-14mph from the E
03AM-14mph from the ESE
06AM-17mph from the ESE
12PM-20mph from the ESE
03PM-23mph from the ESE
06PM-23mph from the ESE
12AM-15mph from the SE
03AM-12mph from the S
06AM-10mph from the S
12PM-10mph from the SSW
03PM-9mph from the WSW
06PM-9mph from the W
12AM-10mph from the WNW
03AM-11mph from the NW
06AM-12mph from the NW
12PM-6mph from the N
03PM-5mph from the E
06PM-6mph from the SSE
12AM-5mph from the SE
03AM-6mph from the ESE
06AM-8mph from the E
12PM-9mph from the ESE
03PM-9mph from the ESE
06PM-8mph from the ESE
12AM-6mph from the SW
03AM-5mph from the WSW
06AM-6mph from the WSW
12PM-6mph from the SSW
03PM-6mph from the SSW
06PM-6mph from the SSW
12AM-9mph from the WNW
03AM-10mph from the NW
06AM-12mph from the NNW
12PM-7mph from the NW
03PM-6mph from the N
06PM-5mph from the ENE
12AM-6mph from the NW
03AM-7mph from the NW
06AM-8mph from the NNW
12PM-5mph from the N
03PM-6mph from the NE
06PM-8mph from the ESE

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