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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

Type:Rating:
Icon beach  redBeach/jettyIcon  s43.8
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
consistent
5.8°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:

What's the best time of year to surf Assateague (for consistent clean waves)?

julyBest Season: summer
The best time of year for surfing Assateague with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Summer and most often the month of July. Clean surfable waves are typically found 43% of the time in July while 48% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 9% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
43%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
48%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
9%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Assateague Location Map

Interactive Assateague surf break location map. View information about nearby surf breaks, their wave consistency and rating compared to other spots in the region. Current swell conditions from local buoys are shown along with live wind speed and direction from nearby weather stations. Click icons on the map for more detail. 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.

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Assateague Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Saturday, 16 January 2021, 22:23 Local Time
SatSunday 17
10PM1AM4AM7AM
Wave (m) 0.9
SSE
0.9
S
0.6
S
0.4
SSE
Period (s) 7 8 8 9
Wind (km/h) 25
WNW 30
W 30
W 30
WSW
Wind State off off off off

Swell History at Assateague

Surf stats for Assateague, see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at Assateague

Wind stats for Assateague, see the variation in direction and stength by month or season on the history page here.

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