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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 Surf Forecast / Virginia / USA

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 1 pm Saturday 30 Apr 2016 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 14.8 °C (Statistics for 30 Apr 1981-2005 - mean: 16.1 max: 18.8 min: 13.1 °C)

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Wave Height (m) & direction (?)

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Period(s) (?)888881096677666666777766
Surfscale.metric
Wave
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Energy(?)1792111761156712564433137261515251968192827161676
Wind
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25 ENE25
25 E25
15 SSW15
35 SSE35
45 SSW45
35 WSW35
25 WSW25
20 WSW20
10 W10
20 NE20
10 NE10
5 NE5
20 ESE20
20 S20
20 WSW20
20 NW20
30 NNW30
25 NW25
15 WNW15
30 WNW30
30 W30
35 W35
35 WNW35
Wind State(?)cross-
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High Tide
/ height (m)
2:38PM
0.91
3:05AM
0.99

3:41PM
0.98
4:09AM
1.02

4:43PM
1.07

5:11AM
1.06
5:41PM
1.18

6:08AM
1.10
6:34PM
1.28

7:02AM
1.14
7:26PM
1.36

7:54AM
1.15





Low Tide
/ height (m)

8:56PM
0.13
9:29AM
0.03

9:59PM
0.07
10:25AM
-0.02

11:01PM
-0.00
11:20AM
-0.08

12:01AM
-0.08
12:15PM
-0.14

12:58AM
-0.16
1:06PM
-0.19

1:52AM
-0.21
1:57PM
-0.22





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
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Rain (mm)
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High °C
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Low °C
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Chill °C (?)
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Sunrise
--6:09--6:07--6:05--6:05--6:03--6:03--6:01--
Sunset
7:52--7:52--7:53--7:53--7:54--7:55--7:57--7:58-
Short Range Forecast: Heavy rain (total 44mm), heaviest during Sun night. Warm air temperatures (max 27°C on Mon afternoon, min 11°C on Sat afternoon). Winds decreasing (strong winds from the S on Sun night, light winds from the NE by Tue night).Long Range Forecast:Moderate rain (total 16mm), heaviest on Thu night. Warm air temperatures (max 22°C on Thu afternoon, min 11°C on Fri night). Winds increasing (calm on Thu night, fresh winds from the WNW by Sat 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.

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