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Chincoteague break guidePhoto by: Mike G

Chincoteague Surf Guide

Chincoteague in Virginia is an exposed beach/Jetty break that has dependable surf and can work at any time of the year. Works best in offshore winds from the west. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the best swell direction is from the southeast. The beach break offers both left and right hand waves. Rarely crowded here.

Chincoteague Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
18.3°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Chincoteague:

The best conditions reported for surf at Chincoteague occur when a Southeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the West.

Surf Forecasts:

What's the best time of year to surf Chincoteague (for consistent clean waves)?

julyBest Season: summer
The best time of year for surfing Chincoteague with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Summer and most often the month of July. Clean surfable waves are typically found 44% of the time in July while 47% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 9% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

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Interactive Chincoteague surf break location map. View information about nearby surf breaks, their wave consistency and rating compared to other spots in the region. Current swell conditions from local buoys are shown along with live wind speed and direction from nearby weather stations. Click icons on the map for more detail. The closest passenger airport to Chincoteague is Wallops Flight Facility Airport (WAL) in USA, 13 km (8 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Chincoteague is Salisbury Ocean City Wicomico Rgnl Airport (SBY), also in USA, 51 km (32 miles) away.

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Chincoteague Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Friday, 9 June 2023, 17:45 Local Time
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Wave (m)
Period (s) 7 7 7 7
Wind (km/h)
Wind State off cross-

Swell History at Chincoteague

Surf stats for Chincoteague, see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at Chincoteague

Wind stats for Chincoteague, see the variation in direction and stength by month or season on the history page here.

Chincoteague Reviews:

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Based on 7 votes.
  • Overall:Icon  s43.8
  • Quality on a good day:Icon  s44.0
  • Consistency of Surf:Icon  s33.3
  • Difficulty Level:Icon  s32.7
  • Wind and Kite Surfing:Icon  s54.6
  • Crowds:Icon  s33.1
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Luke Lockwood from United States
“Who’s the one updating this bro? Lol it's Luke.”

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