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Chincoteague ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.4
Difficulty Level: 2.8
Wind and Kite Surfing: 5.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 4.0

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Chincoteague Spot ID

Morning Swell, Chincoteague photo

Chincoteague

Photo credit: Tom Wilson

Type: beach/Jetty

Reliability: consistent

Best: Swell SE | Wind W

Sea Temperature Today is: 2.4 °C

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Tuesday, 23 January 2018, 17:06 Local time
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Wave (m) 1.9
S
1.7
SSE
1.4
SSE
1.2
SSE
Period (s) 8 8 8 8
Wind (km/h) 25
WSW 30
W 20
WNW 20
WNW
Wind State cross-
off
off cross-
off
off

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Chincoteague in Virginia is an exposed beach/Jetty break that has dependable surf and can work at any time of the year. Works best in offshore winds from the west. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the best swell direction is from the southeast. The beach break offers both left and right hand waves. Rarely crowded here.

Virginia wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Chincoteague Island, Oyster Bay, Chincoteague Bay, Virginia, 4 km from Chincoteague.

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Chincoteague Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Chincoteague Island wx, 4 km from Chincoteague.

moderate winds from the SSW

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Partly Cloudy
Air temperature
10.0 °C

Current weather near Chincoteague

Buoy Data:

At Wallops Island, VA, 11 miles from Chincoteague.

  1PM 2PM 3PM 4PM
Data Age 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr 0 hr
Wave height (m) 2.0
1.7
1.7
1.6
Dominant period (s) 6 7 8 7

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Overall Chincoteague Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in January

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Airports

  • The closest passenger airport to Chincoteague is Wallops Flight Facility Airport (WAL) in USA, 13 km (8 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Chincoteague is Salisbury Ocean City Wicomico Rgnl Airport (SBY), also in USA, 51 km (32 miles) away.
  • Third is Patuxent River Nas Airport (NHK) in USA, 104 km (65 miles) away.
  • Cape May Co (Wildwood) Airport (WWD) in USA is 127 km (79 miles) away.
  • Langley Afb (Hampton) Airport (LFI), also in USA is the fifth nearest airport to Chincoteague and is 130 km (81 miles) away.
Chincoteague break location map and break info

This is the Surf-Forecast page for Chincoteague, Virginia. Use the tab navigation above to view Chincoteague sea temperature, Chincoteague photographs, Chincoteague detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Chincoteague webcams, current wind from Virginia live weather stations and Chincoteague tide predictions. The United States swell maps link will open up the big picture showing United States and the surrounding seas. These swell maps can be animated to show the different swell components, wave energy, wave period, wave heights, together with wind and weather forecasts, current weather and sea state observations from United States wave-buoys, passing ships and coastal weather stations. Each of the forecast pages for this surf break feature a global and regional wavefinder tool to locate the best surf conditions in the area around Chincoteague.