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42nd St VA Beach ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Crowds: 5.0

Overall: 3.0

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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. Ideal winds are from the west southwest. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells 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. Hazards include - Localism - Pollution.

42nd St VA Beach Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon sandbar  redSandbarIcon  s33.0
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
inconsistent
17.0°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.
clean
44%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
36%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
20%
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
Monday, 17 May 2021, 22:45 Local Time
Monday 17Tue
5PM8PM11PM2AM
Wave (m) 0.8
ESE
0.8
ESE
0.8
ESE
0.8
ESE
Period (s) 8 8 8 8
Wind (km/h) 15
E 10
E 10
ESE 10
ESE
Wind State on on cross-
on
cross-
on

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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