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Ocean City ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.7
Difficulty Level: 2.8
Wind and Kite Surfing: 2.7
Crowds: 2.8

Overall: 4.0

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Ocean City break guidePhoto by: Kaityln

Ocean City Surf Guide

Ocean City in Maryland is a beach break. Ideal winds are from the west northwest. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the best swell direction is from the east southeast. The beach break offers both left and right hand waves. Good surf at all stages of the tide. Often Crowded. Take care of rips and locals.

Ocean City Spot Info

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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:
Bermuda wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

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

Ocean City Surf:

Tuesday, 11 August 2020, 05:16 Local time
Tuesday 11
Wave (m) 0.2
Period (s) 9 9 9 9
Wind (km/h) 15
SSE 15
SSE 15
SSE 20
Wind State cross-

Tide Times:

For Fenwick Island Light, Delaware, 5 km from Ocean City.

IS AT (local time)

Ocean City Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At BUOY-OCIM2, 9 km from Ocean City.


Air temperature
23.1 °C

Current weather near Ocean City

Buoy Data:

At Delaware Bay Buoy, 20 miles from Ocean City.

  11PM 12AM 1AM 2AM
Data Age 5 hr 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr
Wave height (m) 0.3
Dominant period (s) 8 10 10 11

All wavebuoys around Ocean City

Overall Ocean City Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in August


Surf stats for Ocean City: see the swell variation by month.

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

Big one, Ocean City photo

Ocean City

Photo credit: Kaityln

Morning Waves, Ocean City photo

Ocean City

Photo credit: Kaityln

Single Fin Life, Ocean City photo

Ocean City

Photo credit: Tyler Layton

John on Boogie, Ocean City photo

Ocean City

Photo credit: John Myers

Ocean City Location Maps

Ocean City 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 Ocean City

Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Ocean City:

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Wave buoys nearest to Ocean City:

Tide stations nearest to Ocean City:

  • Closest tide station
    Fenwick Island Light
    3 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    Keydash, Isle of Wight Bay
    4 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    Ocean City, Isle of Wight Bay
    5 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    Ocean City (fishing pier)
    6 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    Ocean City Inlet
    6 mi


  • 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.
  • Third is Cape May Co (Wildwood) Airport (WWD) in USA, 69 km (43 miles) away.
  • Dover Afb Airport (DOV) in USA is 88 km (55 miles) away.
  • Millville Muni Airport (MIV), also in USA is the fifth nearest airport to Ocean City and is 107 km (66 miles) away.
Ocean City break location map and break info