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Grandview break guidePhoto by: Scott Winebarger

Grandview Surf Guide

Grandview in Virginia is a point break that does not work very often with no particular seasonal pattern. Works best in offshore winds from the west southwest. Waves just as likely from local windswells as from distant groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the east southeast. Crowds are never a problem here.

Grandview Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
25.4°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Grandview:

The best conditions reported for surf at Grandview 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 Grandview (for consistent clean waves)?

julyBest Season: summer
The best time of year for surfing Grandview 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 43% of the time in July while 37% 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 Grandview Location Map

Interactive Grandview 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 Grandview is Langley Afb (Hampton) Airport (LFI) in USA, 8 km (5 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Grandview is Norfolk Ns Airport (NGU), also in USA, 17 km (11 miles) away.

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Grandview Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Thursday, 18 August 2022, 03:25 Local Time
Thursday 18
Wave (m)
Period (s) 8 8 8 8
Wind (km/h)
Wind State cross-

Swell History at Grandview

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

Wind History at Grandview

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

Grandview Reviews:

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Based on 2 votes.
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  • Quality on a good day:Icon  s33.0
  • Consistency of Surf:Icon  s21.5
  • Difficulty Level:Icon  s21.5
  • Wind and Kite Surfing:Icon  s22.0
  • Crowds:Icon  s55.0
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Impartial reviews submitted by Surf-Forecast users.
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Barrel Dodger from United States
“Grandview is a very fickle spot in the bay that might break 10 times a year. The worse the storm, stronger the wind, and with an incoming tide and NNE wind, you can score this spot clean, and not a washing machine like the ocean. Come here on a low tide and your trip down the windy road was a waste of time. Wind should be at least gusting over 30, and works from waist high to double overhead. Also you need a groundswell from the ocean, this is what makes the spot magical when it gets good. The sideshore chop from the NNE comes around the jetty and cleans up and makes a perfect backdoor wedge, and you and your buddies could be trading off, hollow fun ones (mostly rights) and you can also sneak a few lefts. Breaks very close to the beach, and be weary of a few old tree stumps in the line up, you will eventually find them. This might sound like it's not in Virginia, but hey it's the bay, miles away from the ocean, not a soul in sight, and peaky barrels all around. IF YOU DONT BELIEVE me, check out a video called "hidden Chesapeake Bay wedge". I'm saying drainers breh, would rather surf here than vb when its on.”

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