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Outside Shoals ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.0

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Outside Shoals Spot ID

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Type: sandbar

Reliability: inconsistent

Best: Swell SE | Wind W

Sea Temperature Today is: 7.6 °C

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Sunday, 16 December 2018, 01:39 Local time
SatSunday 16
Wave (m) 1.4
Period (s) 6 6 6 7
Wind (km/h) 30
ENE 25
E 10
E 10
Wind State on on on cross-

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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.

Maryland wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Ocean City (fishing pier), Maryland, 3 km from Outside Shoals.

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Outside Shoals Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At BUOY-OCIM2, 3 km from Outside Shoals.

moderate winds from the ESE

Air temperature
10.7 °C

Current weather near Outside Shoals

Buoy Data:

At Delaware Bay Buoy, 24 miles from Outside Shoals.

  8PM 9PM 10PM 11PM
Data Age 5 hr 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr
Wave height (m) 2.1
Dominant period (s) 8 8 6 8

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Overall Outside Shoals Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in December

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Town and city forecasts close to Outside Shoals:


  • 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.
Outside Shoals break location map and break info

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.