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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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  1. weather stationWind Update Continuing glassy conditions at Croatan (calm at Port Terminal Basil Read Saldanha wx 3 km from Croatan). 0.6m 5 s period swell from SSE with 1.4m 6 s period wind swell from ENE
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Croatan Surf Forecast / Virginia / USA

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 1 pm Monday 24 Apr 2017 EDT

Croatan surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.

Today's Croatan sea temperature is 17.7 °C (Statistics for 24 Apr 1981-2005 - mean: 15.3 max: 18.3 min: 12.3 °C)

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Period(s) (?)67999999998887786846566
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Wave
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Energy(?)2073491263904508263212129109145691131199754354820307237110272
Wind
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25 ENE25
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15 ESE15
15 N15
15 WNW15
10 NW10
10 SSW10
15 SSW15
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20 SSW20
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High Tide
/ height (m)
7:00PM
1.22

7:27AM
1.13
7:48PM
1.30

8:16AM
1.15

8:36PM
1.36
9:05AM
1.14

9:25PM
1.37
9:56AM
1.12

10:16PM
1.35
10:48AM
1.08

11:08PM
1.30
11:41AM
1.03

12:02AM
1.22
12:37PM
0.99


Low Tide
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1:21AM
-0.13
1:32PM
-0.16

2:11AM
-0.19

2:18PM
-0.19
3:00AM
-0.22

3:06PM
-0.19
3:51AM
-0.21

3:55PM
-0.16
4:43AM
-0.17

4:47PM
-0.12

5:39AM
-0.11
5:43PM
-0.05

6:38AM
-0.05
6:44PM
0.01

Note: the tide data above is for Inside channel, Rudee Inlet, Virginia which is 5 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for Croatan.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph

Offshore winds at Croatan blow from the W.
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Summary
rain shwrsrain shwrsmod. rainrain shwrsrisk thund- dersome cloudssome cloudsclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearsome cloudsrisk thund- derrain shwrs
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369112----------------11
High °C
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Low °C
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Chill °C (?)
1917172019152021232625242626252928252927232623
Sunrise
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Sunset
7:45--7:46--7:46--7:47--7:49--7:50--7:51--7:52-
Short Range Forecast: Heavy rain (total 31mm), heaviest during Tue afternoon. Warm air temperatures (max 26°C on Thu afternoon, min 16°C on Tue night). Winds decreasing (strong winds from the E on Tue morning, calm by Tue night).Long Range Forecast:Light rain (total 2mm), mostly falling on Mon afternoon. Warm air temperatures (max 29°C on Sat afternoon, min 20°C on Fri morning). Winds increasing (light winds from the SW on Sat night, fresh winds from the S by Mon night).

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Information about the Croatan Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for Croatan provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 7 days. A general guide to surfing at Croatan can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our Croatan surf forecast is unique since it includes wave energy (power) that defines the real feel of the surf rather than just the height or the period. If you surf the same spot (Croatan) regularly then make a mental note of the wave energy from the surf forecast table each time you go. Very soon you may start to choose your surf days based on the wave energy alone combined with our forecast of favourable offshore wind conditions. Our star ratings will help here and of course you will also find the usual wave height and period predictions on our surf forecasts as well as a full break down of the swell components under our advanced users option (to reveal that, click the little Einstein character under the tide times).

Further information to help with frequently asked questions about our surf forecast for Croatan may be found under the help tab on the top menu and also by moving your mouse over the question marks on the surf forecast table itself. Please always bear in mind that the forecast is for near-shore open water and local factors at each surf break influence the actual breaking wave height, such as the beach / reef profile, water depths offshore and shelter.

Croatan is 7 km (4 miles) from the city of Virginia Beach. If you plan a vacation in Virginia, look for hotels and other accommodation in Virginia Beach. Virginia Beach has rooms for a wide range of budgets as well as car hire and transport links.