Virginia Beach water temperature
Virginia Beach ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.3
Consistency of Surf: 2.7
Difficulty Level: 2.3
Wind and Kite Surfing: 3.0
Crowds: 2.0

See all 18 ratings

Based on 3 votes. Vote


Surf Report Feed

Virginia Beach Water Temperature and Wetsuit Guide

(United-States – Virginia)

Today's Virginia Beach sea temperature is 12.3 °C.

Statistics for 19 Apr (1981–2005) – mean: 14.5 °C, range: 10.8 °C to 18.2 °C

The water temperature (12 °C) at Virginia Beach is rather cold today and the windchill (4 °C) will make the air temperature seem even colder, not helped by a lack of sunshine. You'll need a thick hooded winter wetsuit to keep your head warm and ideally neoprene gloves and neoprene boots too.

United States Sea Water Temperature

Map of current United States
Surface Water Temperatures
based on measurements from oceanographic satellites
United States Water Temperature Anomaly

Map of current United States
Sea Water Temperature Anomalies

(compared with long term averages
at this time of year)

(click thumbnails to expand)


Below is a graph of Historical Sea Surface Temperature for Virginia Beach. This has been derived from analysis of two decades of oceanographic satellite measurements of nearby open water. We have calculated the average water temperature variation around the year as well as the extremes that have been observed on each date.

Virginia Beach Water Temperature Graph

All of the graphs for the surf breaks presented on Surf-Forecast.com are on the same scale to enable comparison between locations around the world.

Virginia Beach water temperatures peak in the range 24 to 28°C (75 to 82°F) on around the 22nd of July and are at their minimum on about the 1st of March, in the range 7 to 13°C (45 to 55°F). Year round warm water temperatures at Virginia Beach climb to their highest in the second half of July. Even then a rash vest and board shorts should be fine for surfing at any time of year. At its minimum at the beginning of March, low water temperatures at Virginia Beach are suited to a 5/4mm or 5/3mm good quality wetsuit with neoprene gloves and 3mm boots. You will need a hood if it's windy or the air is cold.

Actual sea surface water temperatures close to shore at Virginia Beach can vary by several degrees compared with these open water averages. This is especially true after heavy rain, close to river mouths or after long periods of strong offshore winds. Offshore winds cause colder deep water to replace surface water that has been warmed by the sun. Air temperature, wind-chill and sunshine should also be considered before deciding on the kind of wetsuit needed to stay warm when surfing at Virginia Beach. Refer to our detailed weather forecasts for this information.

 

 

  • Weather-Forecast logo
  • Snow-Forecast logo
  • Mountain-Forecast logo
  • Tide-Forecast logo

Company

Explore

Services

Share

© 2013 Meteo365.com | Privacy | Terms | Cookie Policy