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North End ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.5

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North End Surf Guide

North End in Virginia is an exposed beach break that has inconsistent surf with no particular seasonal pattern. Offshore winds are from the southwest. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the east. The beach break provides left and right handers. Best around low tide. Even when there are waves, it's not likley to be crowded. Surfing here means negotiating dangerous rips.

North End Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beach  redBeachIcon  s43.5
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
inconsistent
5.5°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing North End:

The best conditions reported for surf at North End occur when a East swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Southwest.

Surf Forecasts:

What's the best time of year to surf North End (for consistent clean waves)?

julyBest Season: summer
The best time of year for surfing North End 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 37% of the time in July while 26% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 37% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
37%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
26%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
37%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore North End Location Map

Interactive North End 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 North End is Oceana Nas Airport (NTU) in USA, 12 km (7 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to North End is Norfolk International Airport (ORF), also in USA, 18 km (11 miles) away.

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Icon legend buoysLive Wave Height (m)
Icon legend windLive Wind Speed (km/h)
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North End Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Thursday, 4 March 2021, 23:33 Local Time
ThuFriday 05
10PM1AM4AM7AM
Wave (m) 0.5
SE
1.2
N
1.5
N
1.6
N
Period (s) 7 5 5 6
Wind (km/h) 30
NNW 35
NNW 35
NNW 35
NNW
Wind State cross cross-
on
cross cross

Swell History at North End

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

Wind History at North End

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

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Wave Buoys Nearest To North End:

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