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Ocean City ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 5.0
Difficulty Level: 2.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 4.0
Crowds: 2.5

Overall: 4.5

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Ocean City Spot ID

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Ocean City

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Morning Waves, Ocean City photo

Ocean City

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Type: beach


Best: Swell ESE | Wind WNW

Sea Temperature Today is: 24.7 °C

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Thursday, 16 August 2018, 20:11 Local time
Thursday 16Fri
Wave (m) 0.4
Period (s) 8 8 9 9
Wind (km/h) 20
SSE 20
S 15
SSW 15
Wind State cross-
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Ocean City in Maryland is a beach break. Works best in offshore winds from the west northwest. Waves just as likely from local windswells as from distant groundswells and the best swell direction is from the east southeast. The beach break provides left and right handers. Surfable at all stages of the tide. It's often crowded here. Beware of rips and locals.

Bermuda wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Fenwick Island Light, Delaware, 5 km from Ocean City.

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Ocean City Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Seabrook Ocean City wx, 4 km from Ocean City.


Air temperature
30.2 °C

Current weather near Ocean City

Buoy Data:

At Delaware Bay Buoy, 20 miles from Ocean City.

  2PM 3PM 4PM 5PM
Data Age 5 hr 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr
Wave height (m) 0.4
Dominant period (s) 8 7 7 8

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Overall Ocean City Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in August

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Ocean City Location Map

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Town and city forecasts close to Ocean City:


  • The closest passenger airport to Ocean City is Salisbury Ocean City Wicomico Rgnl Airport (SBY) in USA, 40 km (25 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Ocean City is Wallops Flight Facility Airport (WAL), also in USA, 63 km (39 miles) away.
  • Third is Cape May Co (Wildwood) Airport (WWD) in USA, 69 km (43 miles) away.
  • Dover Afb Airport (DOV) in USA is 88 km (55 miles) away.
  • Millville Muni Airport (MIV), also in USA is the fifth nearest airport to Ocean City and is 107 km (66 miles) away.
Ocean City break location map and break info

This is the Surf-Forecast page for Ocean City, Maryland. Use the tab navigation above to view Ocean City sea temperature, Ocean City photographs, Ocean City detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Ocean City webcams, current wind from Maryland live weather stations and Ocean City tide predictions. The United States swell maps link will open up the big picture showing United States and the surrounding seas. These swell maps can be animated to show the different swell components, wave energy, wave period, wave heights, together with wind and weather forecasts, current weather and sea state observations from United States wave-buoys, passing ships and coastal weather stations. Each of the forecast pages for this surf break feature a global and regional wavefinder tool to locate the best surf conditions in the area around Ocean City.