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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 6 am Friday 02 Dec 2016 EST

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 13.3 °C (Statistics for 02 Dec 1981-2005 - mean: 15.1 max: 18.4 min: 12.7 °C)

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Swell
Height Map See all maps
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)

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Period(s) (?)77799666655478899988131313
Surfscale.metric
Wave
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Energy(?)191711133827039167114563930612513514852146333
Wind
(km/h)
15 WNW15
15 WNW15
25 NW25
25 NW25
20 NNW20
20 NNW20
15 N15
5 N5
5 SSW5
5 SSE5
15 ENE15
30 ENE30
35 E35
30 WSW30
25 WNW25
35 WNW35
25 W25
25 WNW25
25 W25
25 W25
25 NW25
25 WNW25
25 WNW25
Wind State(?)cross-
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High Tide
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9:31PM
0.89
9:53AM
1.08

10:14PM
0.88
10:35AM
1.05

11:00PM
0.88
11:21AM
1.02

11:49PM
0.90
12:11PM
1.00

12:44AM
0.93

1:06PM
0.98
1:44AM
0.98

2:07PM
0.98
2:47AM
1.05


Low Tide
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3:29PM
0.07
3:29AM
0.11

4:12PM
0.08

4:15AM
0.13
4:58PM
0.08

5:07AM
0.15
5:48PM
0.07

6:03AM
0.16
6:40PM
0.05

7:04AM
0.14

7:33PM
0.02
8:06AM
0.10

8:28PM
-0.02
9:08AM
0.05

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
101187877777912151810775352-20
Low °C
810558667778101413977015-3-20
Chill °C (?)
89435456766914177230-21-4-8-6
Sunrise
6:58--7:00--7:01--7:01--7:01--7:03--7:03--7:05-
Sunset
-4:46--4:46--4:46--4:46--4:46--4:46--4:46--4:46
Short Range Forecast: Moderate rain (total 11mm), heaviest on Mon morning. Cool air temperatures (max 11°C on Fri afternoon, min 5°C on Fri night). Wind will be generally light.Long Range Forecast:Heavy rain (total 35mm), heaviest during Mon night. Icy conditions (max 18°C on Tue afternoon, min -3°C on Thu night). Mainly fresh winds.

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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.