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Ocean City ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.8
Consistency of Surf: 3.2
Difficulty Level: 2.8
Wind and Kite Surfing: 3.0
Crowds: 2.8

Overall: 3.8

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Ocean City break guidePhoto by: Kaityln

Ocean City Surf Guide

Ocean City in Maryland is a beach break. The best wind direction is from the west northwest. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the ideal swell direction is from the east southeast. Waves at the beach break both left and right. The quality of the surf isn't affected by the tide. Likely to be crowded if working. Take care of rips and locals.

Ocean City Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beachBeachIcon  s43.8
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
23.8°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Ocean City:

The best conditions reported for surf at Ocean City occur when a East-southeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the West-northwest.

Surf Forecasts:

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

julyBest Season: summer
The best time of year for surfing Ocean City 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 33% of the time in July while 50% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 17% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
33%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
50%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
17%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Ocean City Location Map

Interactive Ocean City 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 Ocean City is Salisbury Ocean City Wicomico Rgnl Airport (SBY) in USA, 40 km (25 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Ocean City is Wallops Flight Facility Airport (WAL), also in USA, 63 km (39 miles) away.

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Icon legend buoysLive Wave Height (m)
Icon legend windLive Wind Speed (km/h)
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Ocean City Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Tuesday, 21 September 2021, 09:25 Local Time
Tuesday 21
11AM2PM5PM8PM
Wave (m)
0.8
E
0.7
E
0.4
ENE
0.4
ENE
Period (s) 5 5 9 9
Wind (km/h)
20
20
15
15
Wind State on on on on

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Swell History at Ocean City

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Wind History at Ocean City

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

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    Reliability: consistent
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    • Icon  s33.3
    Reliability: consistent
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    • Icon beachBeach/jetty
    • Icon  s43.7
    Reliability: very consistent
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    • Icon beach  redBeach and reef
    • Icon  s32.6
    Reliability: inconsistent
    10km away

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