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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

12 Day Weather and Surf, issued 1 pm Tuesday 18 May 2021 EDT
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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 17.5 °C (Statistics for 18 May 1981-2005 - mean: 18.5 max: 20.4 min: 16.6 °C)
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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 17.5 °C (Statistics for 18 May 1981-2005 - mean: 18.5 max: 20.4 min: 16.6 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update Continuing clean conditions at Croatan (calm at Virginia Beach 5 km from Croatan).

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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for Croatan this week:

The surf forecast for Croatan over the next 12 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Wednesday (May 19) at 2AM. The primary swell is predicted to be 0.8m and 9s period. The wind is predicted to be cross-offshore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Croatan in the next 12 days are 1.3m 12s and forecast to arrive on Sunday (May 23) at 2AM. Winds are predicted to be cross-offshore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 0.5m 3s period and expected on Saturday (May 22) at 8PM.

Wave TypeTime (EDT) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+) 2AM (Wed 19th May)2.5ft (0.8m) 9s
Best Surf11PM (Sat 22nd May)3.5ft (1.0m) 12s
Most Powerful 2AM (Sun 23rd May)4.5ft (1.3m) 12s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for Croatan over the next 12 days.

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Rating
(10 max)
Swell
Height Map
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
Period(s) (?)
Wave
Graph
(?)Metric surfscale
Energy (?)
Wind
(km/h)
Wind State (?)
onshore
cross-onshore
cross-shore
cross-offshore
offshore
glassy
High Tide
/ height (m)
Low Tide
/ height (m)
Summary
Rain (mm)
High °C
Low °C
Chill °C (?)
Sunrise
Sunset
Tue
18
Wednesday
19
Thursday
20
Friday
21
Saturday
22
Sunday
23
Monday
24
Tuesday
25
Wednesday
26
Thursday
27
Friday
28
Saturday
29
Sun
30
PMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAM
022111001221033331000001000000001322
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T north carolina.htsgw.metric.30.cc23
T north carolina.htsgw.metric.54.cc23
T north carolina.htsgw.metric.78.cc23
T north carolina.htsgw.metric.102.cc23
T north carolina.htsgw.metric.126.cc23
T north carolina.htsgw.metric.150.cc23
T north carolina.htsgw.metric.174.cc23
T north carolina.htsgw.metric.198.cc23
T north carolina.htsgw.metric.222.cc23
T north carolina.htsgw.metric.246.cc23
T north carolina.htsgw.metric.270.cc23
T north carolina.htsgw.metric.294.cc23
0.8
E
0.8
ESE
0.8
E
0.8
E
0.7
E
0.6
E
0.6
E
0.5
E
1.1
E
1.1
E
0.9
ENE
0.8
E
0.8
E
1.3
E
1.1
E
1.1
E
1
E
0.8
E
0.7
E
0.7
E
1
ENE
0.9
ENE
0.5
E
0.7
ENE
0.7
ENE
0.8
S
0.4
ENE
1
N
0.8
NE
1.3
NE
1.5
NE
1.4
NE
1.5
ENE
1.4
ENE
1.3
E
1.5
E
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15
ESE
10
SSW
5
NNW
10
SE
15
WSW
15
N
20
E
15
ENE
15
NE
10
ENE
5
S
10
SSW
10
SSE
10
SW
20
NNW
5
NNW
5
W
15
NNE
20
ENE
20
E
15
ESE
20
SE
20
S
20
SW
5
SSE
15
WSW
30
N
30
NNE
25
NE
15
ENE
15
ENE
20
ESE
10
E
10
ESE
10
N
10
NNE
oncross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
on
offcross-
off
ononcross-
on
onglasscross-
off
crosscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
offcross-
on
cross-
on
ononcross-
on
crosscross-
off
crosscross-
off
crosscrosscross-
on
ononononcross-
on
crosscross
1:26AM
0.96
2:13PM
0.86
2:24AM
0.95
3:13PM
0.92
3:26AM
0.96
4:12PM
1.02
4:27AM
0.98
5:09PM
1.13
5:27AM
1.00
6:02PM
1.24
6:22AM
1.03
6:53PM
1.33
7:16AM
1.04
7:44PM
1.39
8:08AM
1.05
8:35PM
1.41
9:01AM
1.03
9:27PM
1.39
9:54AM
1.01
10:20PM
1.33
10:48AM
0.98
11:14PM
1.25
11:44AM
0.95
7:20PM
0.20
8:06AM
0.12
8:21PM
0.18
8:59AM
0.08
9:22PM
0.13
9:52AM
0.03
10:23PM
0.07
10:44AM
-0.02
11:23PM
-0.01
11:37AM
-0.08
12:22AM
-0.09
12:29PM
-0.13
1:18AM
-0.16
1:20PM
-0.16
2:11AM
-0.20
2:10PM
-0.17
3:03AM
-0.20
3:01PM
-0.16
3:54AM
-0.17
3:54PM
-0.12
4:47AM
-0.12
4:49PM
-0.05
5:42AM
-0.06

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

Tue
18
Wednesday
19
Thursday
20
Friday
21
Saturday
22
Sunday
23
Monday
24
Tuesday
25
Wednesday
26
Thursday
27
Friday
28
Saturday
29
Sun
30
PMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAM
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
rain showers
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
partially cloudy
thunderstorm
clear
clear
clear
clear
cloudy
cloudy
moderate rain
moderate rain
rain showers
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
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8:06--8:07--8:07--8:08--8:09--8:09--8:10--8:12--8:13--8:13--8:14--8:15--

Short Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Warm (max 24°C on Wed afternoon, min 14°C on Thu night). Wind will be generally light.

Days 3-6 Weather Summary Light rain (total 2mm), mostly falling on Sat night. Warm (max 27°C on Sun afternoon, min 16°C on Fri night). Wind will be generally light.

Days 6-9 Weather Summary Light rain (total 3mm), mostly falling on Wed afternoon. Warm (max 30°C on Wed afternoon, min 15°C on Tue morning). Wind will be generally light.

Long Range Forecast: Moderate rain (total 17mm), heaviest on Sat morning. Warm (max 21°C on Thu afternoon, min 13°C on Fri 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 12 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.