Yeah, my fiance's parents have a beach house there and I'm there probably 20 days of the year. The surf is typically like that at least 10 days while I'm there. I assure you I was out surfing every day this past trip.
I was in VA beach the 3 days after the hurricane and the waves were huge. Most likely around 8-10 feet. It was right after a hurricane and I know its obvious they would be huge, but I've never seen waves that big. It was awesome. There were more surfers than you could imagine out there.