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.  Mostly sunny, with a high near 71. Southwest wind around 16 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 20%.
WednesdayWednesday<br>Sunny, with a high near 52. Northwest wind 8 to 11 mph.
Thursday<br>Sunny, with a high near 44. Northwest wind 10 to 15 mph.
Friday<br>Sunny, with a high near 50.
Saturday<br>Mostly sunny, with a high near 61.
Sunday<br>Showers likely.  Cloudy, with a high near 58. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
Monday<br>A chance of showers.  Partly sunny, with a high near 50. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
12AM-11mph from the S
03AM-12mph from the S
06AM-14mph from the S
12PM-18mph from the SSW
03PM-16mph from the SW
06PM-13mph from the W
12AM-11mph from the W
03AM-10mph from the W
06AM-11mph from the W
12PM-11mph from the WNW
03PM-9mph from the WNW
06PM-8mph from the NW
12AM-10mph from the NNW
03AM-11mph from the NNW
06AM-12mph from the NNW
12PM-14mph from the NNW
03PM-11mph from the NNW
06PM-7mph from the NNE
12AM-4mph from the ENE
03AM-4mph from the ESE
06AM-4mph from the E
12PM-6mph from the S
03PM-7mph from the S
06PM-8mph from the SSE
12AM-8mph from the S
03AM-8mph from the S
06AM-7mph from the S
12PM-10mph from the S
03PM-11mph from the S
06PM-11mph from the S
12AM-12mph from the S
03AM-12mph from the S
06AM-12mph from the S
12PM-13mph from the S
03PM-13mph from the S
06PM-13mph from the S
12AM-12mph from the S
03AM-10mph from the SSW
06AM-8mph from the WSW
12PM-10mph from the WNW
03PM-11mph from the NW
06PM-12mph from the NW

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