Outside Shoals Spot ID
Best: Swell SE | Wind W
Sea Temperature Today is: 12.3 °C
Outside Shoals in Maryland is an exposed Offshore Break break that does not work very often with no particular seasonal pattern. The best wind direction is from the west. Waves just as likely from local windswells as from distant groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the southeast. The beach break provides left and right handers. It very rarely gets crowded here. Hazards include rips and sharks.
For Ocean City (fishing pier), Maryland, 3 km from Outside Shoals.
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At Ocean City Airport, 2 km from Outside Shoals.
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At Delaware Bay Buoy, 24 miles from Outside Shoals.
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Overall Outside Shoals Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in April
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- The closest passenger airport to Outside Shoals is Salisbury Ocean City Wicomico Rgnl Airport (SBY) in USA, 36 km (22 miles) away (directly).
- The second nearest airport to Outside Shoals is Wallops Flight Facility Airport (WAL), also in USA, 51 km (32 miles) away.
- Third is Cape May Co (Wildwood) Airport (WWD) in USA, 80 km (50 miles) away.
- Dover Afb Airport (DOV) in USA is 97 km (60 miles) away.
- Patuxent River Nas Airport (NHK), also in USA is the fifth nearest airport to Outside Shoals and is 114 km (71 miles) away.
This is the Surf-Forecast page for Outside Shoals, Maryland. Use the tab navigation above to view Outside Shoals sea temperature, Outside Shoals photographs, Outside Shoals detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Outside Shoals webcams, current wind from Maryland live weather stations and Outside Shoals 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 Outside Shoals.