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Croatan ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 1.5
Wind and Kite Surfing: 3.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.6

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Croatan Spot ID

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Croatan

Photo credit: RW

Type: beach/Jetty

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell ESE | Wind W

Sea Temperature Today is: 21.8 °C

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Monday, 22 October 2018, 07:39 Local time
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Wave (m) 1.0
NNE
0.8
NNE
0.7
NE
0.6
NE
Period (s) 6 6 6 6
Wind (km/h) 10
NNW 10
NNW 5
N 10
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Wind State cross-
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Croatan in Virginia is an exposed beach/Jetty break that has reasonably consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. Offshore winds blow from the west. Waves just as likely from local windswells as from distant groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the northeast. The beach break offers mainly left hand waves. Best around high tide. It's often crowded here. Dangerous rips are a hazard of surfing here.

Virginia wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Inside channel, Rudee Inlet, Virginia, 5 km from Croatan.

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Croatan Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Ocean Lakes Virginia Beach wx, 3 km from Croatan.

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Air temperature
4.4 °C

Current weather near Croatan

Buoy Data:

At Cape Henry, VA, 16 miles from Croatan.

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Data Age 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr
Wave height (m) 1.1
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Dominant period (s) 5 5 7 6

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Overall Croatan Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in October

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Airports

  • The closest passenger airport to Croatan is Oceana Nas Airport (NTU) in USA, 8 km (5 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Croatan is Norfolk International Airport (ORF), also in USA, 25 km (16 miles) away.
  • Third is Norfolk Ns Airport (NGU) in USA, 34 km (21 miles) away.
  • Langley Afb (Hampton) Airport (LFI) in USA is 49 km (30 miles) away.
  • Newport News Williamsburg International Airport (PHF), also in USA is the fifth nearest airport to Croatan and is 61 km (38 miles) away.
Croatan break location map and break info

This is the Surf-Forecast page for Croatan, Virginia. Use the tab navigation above to view Croatan sea temperature, Croatan photographs, Croatan detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Croatan webcams, current wind from Virginia live weather stations and Croatan 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 Croatan.