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42nd St VA Beach Surf Guide

42nd St VA Beach in Virginia is a sandbar break that has unreliable waves with no particular seasonal pattern. Offshore winds are from the west southwest. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the optimum swell angle is from the east southeast. Good surf at all stages of the tide. An uncrowded break, even when it is working. Watch out for - Localism - Pollution.

42nd St VA Beach Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
24.2°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing 42nd St VA Beach:

The best conditions reported for surf at 42nd St VA Beach 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 42nd St VA Beach (for consistent clean waves)?

julyBest Season: summer
The best time of year for surfing 42nd St VA Beach 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 36% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 20% 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).

Explore 42nd St VA Beach Location Map

Interactive 42nd St VA Beach 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 42nd St VA Beach is Oceana Nas Airport (NTU) in USA, 7 km (4 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to 42nd St VA Beach is Norfolk International Airport (ORF), also in USA, 20 km (12 miles) away.

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42nd St VA Beach Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Sunday, 14 August 2022, 18:08 Local Time
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Wave (m)
Period (s) 6 6 4 6
Wind (km/h)
Wind State on on cross-

Swell History at 42nd St VA Beach

Surf stats for 42nd St VA Beach, see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at 42nd St VA Beach

Wind stats for 42nd St VA Beach, see the variation in direction and stength by month or season on the history page here.

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