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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 Spot ID

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Type: beach

Reliability: inconsistent

Best: Swell ESE | Wind WSW

Sea Temperature Today is: 11.6 °C

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Wednesday, 8 April 2020, 02:44 Local time
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Wave (m) 0.8
Period (s) 10 10 11 11
Wind (km/h) 15
SSW 25
SW 25
WSW 25
Wind State cross-
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81st Street in Virginia is a beach break that has unreliable waves with no particular seasonal pattern. The best wind direction is from the west southwest. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the best swell direction is from the east southeast. When the surf is up, it can get quite busy in the water.

Virginia wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Cape Henry, Chesapeake Bay, Virginia, 3 km from 81st Street.

IS AT (local time)

81st Street Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At BUOY-CHYV2, 3 km from 81st Street.

light winds from the S

Air temperature
16.6 °C

Current weather near 81st Street

Buoy Data:

At First Landing, VA, 9 miles from 81st Street.

  10PM 11PM 12AM 1AM
Data Age 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr 0 hr
Wave height (m) -

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Overall 81st Street Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in April

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Surf stats for 81st Street: see the swell variation by month.

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Wind stats for 81st Street: see the variation in direction and stength by month.

81st Street Location Maps

81st Street Location Map

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Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to 81st Street:

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Wave buoys nearest to 81st Street:

Tide stations nearest to 81st Street:

  • Closest tide station
    Cape Henry, Chesapeake Bay
    2 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    Broad Bay Canal, Lynnhaven Bay
    4 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    Long Creek, Chesapeake Bay
    4 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    Virginia Beach
    4 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    Brown Cove
    5 mi


  • 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.
  • Third is Norfolk Ns Airport (NGU) in USA, 27 km (17 miles) away.
  • Langley Afb (Hampton) Airport (LFI) in USA is 38 km (24 miles) away.
  • Newport News Williamsburg International Airport (PHF), also in USA is the fifth nearest airport to 81st Street and is 51 km (32 miles) away.
81st Street break location map and break info

This is the Surf-Forecast page for 81st Street, Virginia. Use the tab navigation above to view 81st Street sea temperature, 81st Street photographs, 81st Street detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, 81st Street webcams, current wind from Virginia live weather stations and 81st Street tide predictions. The United States swell maps link will open up the big picture showing United States and the surrounding seas. These swell maps can be animated to show the different swell components, wave energy, wave period, wave heights, together with wind and weather forecasts, current weather and sea state observations from United States wave-buoys, passing ships and coastal weather stations. Each of the forecast pages for this surf break feature a global and regional wavefinder tool to locate the best surf conditions in the area around 81st Street.