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81st Street ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.7
Consistency of Surf: 2.7
Difficulty Level: 1.7
Wind and Kite Surfing: 2.5
Crowds: 2.7

Overall: 2.8

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81st Street Surf Guide

81st Street in Virginia is a beach break that has unreliable waves with no particular seasonal pattern. Ideal winds are from the west southwest. Waves just as likely from local windswells as from distant groundswells and the best swell direction is from the east southeast. When the surf is up, it can get quite busy in the water.

81st Street Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beachBeachIcon  s32.8
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
inconsistent
16.9°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing 81st Street:

The best conditions reported for surf at 81st Street occur when a East-southeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the West-southwest.

Surf Forecasts:

What's the best time of year to surf 81st Street (for consistent clean waves)?

julyBest Season: summer
The best time of year for surfing 81st Street 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 45% of the time in July while 34% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 21% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
45%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
34%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
21%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore 81st Street Location Map

Interactive 81st Street 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 81st Street is Oceana Nas Airport (NTU) in USA, 10 km (6 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to 81st Street is Norfolk International Airport (ORF), also in USA, 19 km (12 miles) away.

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81st Street Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Monday, 17 May 2021, 22:54 Local Time
Monday 17Tue
5PM8PM11PM2AM
Wave (m) 0.7
ESE
0.7
ESE
0.7
ESE
0.7
ESE
Period (s) 8 8 8 8
Wind (km/h) 15
E 10
E 10
ESE 10
ESE
Wind State cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on

Swell History at 81st Street

Surf stats for 81st Street, see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at 81st Street

Wind stats for 81st Street, see the variation in direction and stength by month or season on the history page here.

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