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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 28 May 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 20.0 °C (Statistics for 28 May 1981-2005 - mean: 20.1 max: 22.6 min: 17.6 °C)

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Swell
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Wave Height (m) & direction (?)

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Period(s) (?)88777888888777775668888
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
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Energy(?)868810510218918322718213599946552519791403651348212345
Wind
(km/h)
15 SE15
10 SE10
15 ESE15
15 SE15
15 SSE15
10 N10
10 NNE10
5 ESE5
10 ENE10
10 ESE10
10 E10
20 ENE20
20 ENE20
20 E20
25 SE25
25 SE25
15 SSE15
10 SSW10
15 SSE15
15 SSW15
15 SSW15
15 S15
15 SSW15
Wind State(?)cross-
on
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cross-
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crosscross-
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glassonononcross-
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High Tide
/ height (m)

1:38AM
1.01

2:15PM
0.98
2:36AM
1.00

3:16PM
1.05
3:39AM
0.99

4:17PM
1.12
4:42AM
1.00

5:17PM
1.21

5:42AM
1.03
6:13PM
1.29

6:39AM
1.05
7:06PM
1.35

7:33AM
1.07
7:58PM
1.37

Low Tide
/ height (m)
7:34PM
0.12

8:06AM
0.00

8:36PM
0.09
9:00AM
-0.03

9:38PM
0.05
9:54AM
-0.06

10:40PM
-0.00
10:50AM
-0.10

11:41PM
-0.06
11:46AM
-0.14

12:40AM
-0.12
12:41PM
-0.17

1:36AM
-0.17
1:34PM
-0.19


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
clearclearrisk thund- derrisk thund- derrain shwrsrain shwrsrisk thund- derrain shwrsrain shwrssome cloudssome cloudsrain shwrsrain shwrsrain shwrsrain shwrsrisk thund- derrisk thund- dersome cloudsrisk thund- derrisk thund- derrisk thund- derrisk thund- derrisk thund- der
Rain (mm)
--5424211--214111-23246
High °C
2423242424232322222322222222242524242525252626
Low °C
2322222323222221212322212220232522222522222626
Chill °C (?)
2423242424232322222322222222242524242525252626
Sunrise
--5:47--5:46--5:46--5:46--5:45--5:45--5:45--
Sunset
8:15--8:15--8:15--8:16--8:16--8:17--8:19--8:19-
Short Range Forecast: Moderate rain (total 19mm), heaviest on Sun afternoon. Warm air temperatures (max 24°C on Sat afternoon, min 21°C on Mon night). Wind will be generally light.Long Range Forecast:Heavy rain (total 27mm), heaviest during Sat night. Warm air temperatures (max 26°C on Sat afternoon, min 20°C on Wed night). Wind will be generally light.

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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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