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Virginia Beach ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.6
Consistency of Surf: 2.9
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 4.0
Crowds: 3.4

Overall: 3.7

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Virginia Beach break guidePhoto by: Timothy turtura

Virginia Beach Surf Guide

Virginia Beach in Virginia is an exposed beach/Jetty break that usually has waves and can work at any time of the year. The best wind direction is from the west. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the ideal swell angle is from the northeast. The beach break offers mainly right hand waves. A fairly popluar wave that can sometimes get crowded Hazards include rips and locals.

Virginia Beach Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon  beachBeach/jettyIcon  s43.7
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
consistent
20.0°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Virginia Beach:

The best conditions reported for surf at Virginia Beach occur when a East-southeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the West.

Surf Forecasts:

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

julyBest Season: summer
The best time of year for surfing Virginia 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 35% of the time in July while 45% 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
35%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
45%
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 Virginia Beach Location Map

Interactive Virginia 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 Virginia Beach is Oceana Nas Airport (NTU) in USA, 6 km (4 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Virginia Beach is Norfolk International Airport (ORF), also in USA, 22 km (14 miles) away.

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Icon legend buoysLive Wave Height (m)
Icon legend windLive Wind Speed (km/h)
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Virginia Beach Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Monday, 26 October 2020, 22:35 Local Time
MonTuesday 27
11PM2AM5AM8AM
Wave (m) 1.3
ENE
1.2
ENE
1.1
ENE
1.0
ENE
Period (s) 8 8 8 8
Wind (km/h) 10
N 10
WNW 10
WNW 10
WNW
Wind State cross-
off
cross-
off
off cross-
off

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Swell History at Virginia Beach

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Wind History at Virginia Beach

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

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