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Maryland Surf

Detailed Maryland surf forecast maps and the latest eyeball surf report from local surfers in the region. Near-shore swell is shown on the map together with the surf forecast rating for spots in Maryland. Find the best places to surf in offshore conditions by selecting the wind option on the forecast map. Windsurfers and kite surfers can also use this option to find more favorable cross-shore conditions in Maryland. Our local Wavefinder indicates where some of the best conditions are likely to be found in Maryland over the next 7 days. Surf photos from Maryland and reviews of the best spots and surfing conditions have been provided by local surfers.

Maryland Surf Forecast

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Maryland Surf Forecast map for predicting the best wave and wind conditions across the region. For surfers, the map shows the most powerful swell tracking across near-shore open water and not the peak waves experienced by boats out at sea. Move your mouse over the ocean swell symbols or the surf breaks on the coastline to see a more detailed surf forecast including wave period and wind conditions. The forecast updates every 6 hours and most live weather reports update every hour. You can animate the Maryland Surf map or show live wind and wave conditions as reported from wavebuoys and local weather stations. Surf breaks shown along the Maryland coastline are also listed below.

Maryland Photos

Maryland Wavefinder

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Best forecast wave conditions in Maryland
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Rating2
2
2
2
2
1
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
1.0

SE
0.9

SE
0.9

SE
1.0

SE
0.9

SE
0.8

SE
0.7

SE
0.6

SE
0.5

SE
0.4

ESE
0.3

SE
0.2

ESE
0.2

ESE
0.2

ESE
0.2

ESE
0.2

ESE
0.2

ESE
0.5

SSW
Period(s) (?)99910109988889991010125
Energy(?)17014112318815099795731249899991514
Wind
(km/h)
10 WNW10
10 NW10
5 NNW5
5 SSE5
15 SSW15
20 SW20
15 SW15
20 WNW20
30 NW30
20 WNW20
15 W15
20 WNW20
10 WNW10
10 SSW10
25 SW25
25 SSW25
25 WSW25
25 NNW25
Wind State(?)offcross-
off
glassglasscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
offcross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
High Tide
/ height (m)

10:48PM
0.86
10:55AM
1.00

11:35PM
0.85
11:42AM
0.98

12:24AM
0.86
12:33PM
0.97

1:14AM
0.90

1:26PM
0.97
2:06AM
0.95

2:39PM
1.08
3:01AM
1.03

Low Tide
/ height (m)
4:37PM
0.09

4:31AM
0.20
5:21PM
0.12

5:18AM
0.23
6:22PM
0.16

6:22AM
0.25

7:12PM
0.13
7:37AM
0.23

8:10PM
0.09
8:43AM
0.17

9:03PM
0.04
9:40AM
0.09
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
rain showers
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
Summary
clearclearclearclearclearclearclearrain shwrsclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclear
Rain (mm)
-------2----------
High °C
4478913131178910111113131211
Low °C
33588111376878101011131011
Chill °C (?)
117871111103568109111198
Sunrise
--6:52--6:52--6:52--6:54--6:54--6:56
Sunset
4:43--4:42--4:42--4:42--4:40--4:40--
Swell1 (m) & direction
1.0

SE
0.9

SE
0.9

SE
1.0

SE
0.9

SE
0.8

SE
0.7

SE
0.6

SE
0.5

SE
0.4

ESE

-
0.2

ESE
0.2

ESE
0.2

ESE
0.2

ESE
0.2

ESE
0.2

ESE
0.5

SSW
Period (s)999101099888-999101095
Swell2 (m) & direction
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-
0.1

NE
0.1

E
0.1

E
0.1

E
0.1

E
0.4

SSW
0.1

E
0.1

E
0.3

SE
0.1

SW
0.1

SW
0.1

E
0.1

SE
0.1

SE
0.2

ESE
0.2

ESE
Period (s)--412141414412128331013121212
Wind waves (m) & direction
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-
0.2

NNE

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-
0.1

S

-

-

-

-
Period (s)--4----------1----


Maryland Surf Breaks

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beach/Jetty
beach/Jetty
beach
sandbar
beach/Jetty
beach and reef

Similar to Delaware, Maryland's surf can be few and far between. With a broad continental shelf stretching out, the surf generally doesn't pack a punch and have enough power to create a consistent wave, although that doesn't mean that the coast is a stranger to good surf. Hurricane swells out of the Atlantic can stir up some excellent waves around the Ocean City area which is in general the most popular area to surf on the Maryland coast. If you're up for a bit of exploring, then grab yourself a 4WD and head down Assateague Island and bag yourself one of the many waves that frequent this part of Maryland. Crowds can be a problem in summer, but so can surf, with winter months being far the best time to surf.