Located in Virginia, 81st Street is a decent beach break that breaks over a sand bottom. The waves here require a bit of skill to surf well and break for up to 50 meters serving up some tubes when the conditions are right.
What are the best surf conditions for 81st Street?
Gets good from around head high to double overhead. We recommend riding a shortboard here when it is good. This beach is suitable for all levels of surfer, beginners will have a lot of fun in the summer. The surf here usually has a wave (5/10) and can get busy during the summers (5/10). The best winds are from the Southwest and West. The best swells are from the South and Southeast. Works best on low tides.
We recommend wearing boardshorts or a bikini in the summer when water temps rise to 27 degrees. In the winter a 5/4 is best when water temps drop to 5 degrees. See the temperature chart below for more data on this.