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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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  1. weather stationWind Update Wind reports 2 km away suggest it is still onshore at Outside Shoals (light winds from the ESE at Ocean City Airport). 1.0m 7 s period swell from E
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Light
11 km/h
ESE
Onshore
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Outside Shoals Surf Forecast / Maryland / USA

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 7 pm Thursday 20 Sep 2018 EDT

Outside Shoals surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.

Today's Outside Shoals sea temperature is 25.0 °C (Statistics for 20 Sep 1981-2005 - mean: 21.4 max: 23.4 min: 19.6 °C)

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Swell
Height Map See all maps
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
1.1
E
1.1
E
1.1
E
0.9
E
0.8
E
0.8
E
0.7
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1.1
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1.1
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1.3
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1.8
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2
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2.1
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2.1
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2
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1.4
E
1.2
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1.2
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1.2
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1
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0.9
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0.8
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0.8
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Period(s) (?)79910101094677888999999888
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
(?)
Energy(?)1341811961541221167346881773024545735755763132142252171411138078
Wind
(km/h)
10
E
15
SE
20
SSE
25
SW
10
NNW
20
ENE
15
ENE
30
NE
20
NE
25
ENE
35
ENE
30
E
30
ESE
30
SE
25
SE
20
SSE
15
SSW
20
SW
20
NNW
15
NNE
15
ENE
15
E
10
ESE
Wind State(?)oncross-
on
crosscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
on
oncross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
onononcross-
on
cross-
on
crosscross-
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High Tide
/ height (m)

5:34AM
0.96
6:01PM
1.18

6:16AM
1.03
6:41PM
1.22

6:57AM
1.11
7:20PM
1.25

7:37AM
1.18
8:00PM
1.26

8:17AM
1.24

8:39PM
1.26
8:58AM
1.28

9:18PM
1.23
9:38AM
1.31



Low Tide
/ height (m)
11:44PM
0.26
11:38AM
0.20

12:24AM
0.22
12:24PM
0.15

1:01AM
0.17
1:07PM
0.11

1:36AM
0.13
1:48PM
0.08

2:12AM
0.10

2:29PM
0.06
2:48AM
0.08

3:11PM
0.06
3:25AM
0.08

3:54PM
0.08


Note: the tide data above is for Ocean City (fishing pier), Maryland which is 3 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for Outside Shoals.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph

Offshore winds at Outside Shoals blow from the W.
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Summary
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Rain (mm)
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High °C
2122232323232219181920222324252525282418202020
Low °C
2121232323222119181919212223242424271817202020
Chill °C (?)
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Sunrise
-6:47--6:48--6:48--6:50--6:50--6:50--6:52--6:52
Sunset
--6:58--6:57--6:54--6:52--6:52--6:50--6:49--
Short Range Forecast: Moderate rain (total 12mm), heaviest on Sun morning. Warm air temperatures (max 23°C on Fri afternoon, min 18°C on Sun afternoon). Winds increasing (light winds from the E on Thu night, fresh winds from the ENE by Mon morning).Long Range Forecast:Heavy rain (total 51mm), heaviest during Tue morning. Warm air temperatures (max 28°C on Wed afternoon, min 17°C on Thu morning). Winds decreasing (fresh winds from the E on Mon night, light winds from the SW by Wed morning).

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Information about the Outside Shoals Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for Outside Shoals provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 7 days. A general guide to surfing at Outside Shoals can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our Outside Shoals surf forecast is unique since it includes wave energy (power) that defines the real feel of the surf rather than just the height or the period. If you surf the same spot (Outside Shoals) regularly then make a mental note of the wave energy from the surf forecast table each time you go. Very soon you may start to choose your surf days based on the wave energy alone combined with our forecast of favourable offshore wind conditions. Our star ratings will help here and of course you will also find the usual wave height and period predictions on our surf forecasts as well as a full break down of the swell components under our advanced users option (to reveal that, click the little Einstein character under the tide times).

Further information to help with frequently asked questions about our surf forecast for Outside Shoals may be found under the help tab on the top menu and also by moving your mouse over the question marks on the surf forecast table itself. Please always bear in mind that the forecast is for near-shore open water and local factors at each surf break influence the actual breaking wave height, such as the beach / reef profile, water depths offshore and shelter.

Outside Shoals is 5 km (3 miles) from Ocean City. If you plan a vacation in Maryland, look for hotels and other accommodation in Ocean City. Ocean City has rooms for a wide range of budgets as well as car hire and transport links.