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Assateague ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 4.0
Difficulty Level: 3.1
Wind and Kite Surfing: 4.0
Crowds: 3.7

Overall: 3.8

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Assateague break guide

Assateague Surf Guide

Assateague in Maryland is an exposed beach/Jetty break that has consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. Offshore winds are from the west. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the best swell direction is from the southeast. The beach break provides left and right handers. Rarely crowded here.

Assateague Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
24.3°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Assateague:

The best conditions reported for surf at Assateague occur when a Southeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the West.

Surf Forecasts:
Maryland wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Use the tab navigation above to view Assateague sea temperature, Assateague photographs, Assateague detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Assateague webcams, current wind from Maryland live weather stations and Assateague 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 Assateague

Assateague Surf:

Tuesday, 11 August 2020, 06:09 Local time
Tuesday 11
Wave (m) 0.4
Period (s) 9 9 9 9
Wind (km/h) 15
SSE 15
SSE 15
S 20
Wind State cross cross cross cross

Tide Times:

For North Beach Coast Guard Station, Maryland, 3 km from Assateague.

IS AT (local time)

Assateague Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Ocean City Airport, 11 km from Assateague.

light winds from the N

Dry and cloudy
Air temperature
25.6 °C

Current weather near Assateague

Buoy Data:

At Delaware Bay Buoy, 29 miles from Assateague.

  12AM 1AM 2AM 3AM
Data Age 5 hr 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr
Wave height (m) 0.3
Dominant period (s) 10 10 11 11

All wavebuoys around Assateague

Overall Assateague Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in August

Surf stats for Assateague: see the swell variation by month.


Wind stats for Assateague: see the variation in direction and stength by month.

The swell that wouln't end, Assateague photo


Photo credit: Scott

Hurrican Michael, Assateague photo


Photo credit: Nate Strang

Assateague Location Maps

Assateague Location Map

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Use this relief map to navigate to Maryland surf spots and tide stations that are in the area of Assateague

Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Assateague:

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Wave buoys nearest to Assateague:

Tide stations nearest to Assateague:

  • Closest tide station
    North Beach Coast Guard Station
    2 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    South Point, Sinepuxent Neck
    2 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    Ocean City (fishing pier)
    8 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    Ocean City Inlet
    8 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    Ocean City, Isle of Wight Bay
    8 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to Assateague is Salisbury Ocean City Wicomico Rgnl Airport (SBY) in USA, 35 km (22 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Assateague is Wallops Flight Facility Airport (WAL), also in USA, 42 km (26 miles) away.
  • Third is Cape May Co (Wildwood) Airport (WWD) in USA, 90 km (56 miles) away.
  • Dover Afb Airport (DOV) in USA is 105 km (65 miles) away.
  • Patuxent River Nas Airport (NHK), also in USA is the fifth nearest airport to Assateague and is 111 km (69 miles) away.
Assateague break location map and break info