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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

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Croatan Surf Forecast / Virginia / USA

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 1 pm Monday 27 Apr 2015 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 13.0 °C (Statistics for 27 Apr 1981-2005 - mean: 15.5 max: 18.4 min: 12.3 °C)

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Swell
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Wave Height (m) & direction (?)

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Period(s) (?)61056888984791110111011111111111110
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
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Energy(?)179836667956023545150915422125882637453412291260200186128125
Wind
(km/h)
15 NNE15
35 NNW35
35 NNW35
25 N25
15 WNW15
15 WNW15
15 ESE15
10 NW10
25 NNE25
30 NE30
40 NNE40
45 N45
40 N40
20 NW20
20 NW20
5 NW5
20 SW20
20 W20
20 WSW20
35 WSW35
10 E10
25 SE25
35 SSE35
Wind State(?)cross-
on
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crosscross-
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cross-
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High Tide
/ height (m)
4:02PM
0.87
4:19AM
0.85

4:57PM
0.92

5:13AM
0.86
5:42PM
0.98

5:58AM
0.88
6:22PM
1.05

6:39AM
0.91
7:01PM
1.10

7:20AM
0.92
7:41PM
1.15

8:00AM
0.94

8:20PM
1.18
8:39AM
0.95


Low Tide
/ height (m)

10:09PM
0.21
10:34AM
0.16

11:04PM
0.18
11:18AM
0.14

11:53PM
0.14
12:00PM
0.11

12:38AM
0.09
12:40PM
0.07

1:21AM
0.05
1:19PM
0.04

2:00AM
0.01
1:58PM
0.02

2:38AM
-0.02

2:36PM
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
clearclearclearsome cloudsclearclearclearsome cloudssome cloudslight rainheavy rainmod. rainlight rainclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclear
Rain (mm)
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High °C
1414101414141613131313101314141918192424192222
Low °C
1499121211151212131091112121716152217172122
Chill °C (?)
12146121313161111111161012121918192424192222
Sunrise
--6:13--6:11--6:11--6:09--6:09--6:07--6:05--
Sunset
19:47--19:49--19:50--19:51--19:52--19:52--19:53--19:53-
Short Range Forecast: Heavy rain (total 54mm), heaviest during Thu night. Cool air temperatures (max 16°C on Wed afternoon, min 9°C on Mon night). Winds increasing (calm on Mon night, strong winds from the NNE by Thu night).Long Range Forecast:Moderate rain (total 13mm), heaviest on Fri morning. Warm air temperatures (max 24°C on Sun afternoon, min 9°C on Fri morning). Winds decreasing (strong winds from the N on Fri afternoon, calm by Sat afternoon).

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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.