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Outside Shoals ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.0

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Outside Shoals Surf Guide

Outside Shoals in Maryland is an exposed Offshore Break break that does not work very often with no particular seasonal pattern. The best wind direction is from the west. Waves just as likely from local windswells as from distant groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the southeast. The beach break provides left and right handers. It very rarely gets crowded here. Hazards include rips and sharks.

Outside Shoals Spot Info

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Surfing Outside Shoals:

The best conditions reported for surf at Outside Shoals 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 Outside Shoals sea temperature, Outside Shoals photographs, Outside Shoals detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Outside Shoals webcams, current wind from Maryland live weather stations and Outside Shoals 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 Outside Shoals

Outside Shoals Surf:

Wednesday, 8 July 2020, 00:14 Local time
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Wave (m) 0.4
Period (s) 8 8 8 8
Wind (km/h) 20
SSE 20
SSE 15
SSE 15
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Tide Times:

For Ocean City (fishing pier), Maryland, 3 km from Outside Shoals.

IS AT (local time)

Outside Shoals Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Ocean City Airport, 2 km from Outside Shoals.

light winds from the N

Air temperature
24.4 °C

Current weather near Outside Shoals

Overall Outside Shoals Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in July


Surf stats for Outside Shoals: see the swell variation by month.

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

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Outside Shoals Location Maps

Outside Shoals 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 Outside Shoals

Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Outside Shoals:

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Wave buoys nearest to Outside Shoals:

Tide stations nearest to Outside Shoals:

  • Closest tide station
    Ocean City (fishing pier)
    2 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    Ocean City Inlet
    2 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    Ocean City, Isle of Wight Bay
    2 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    Keydash, Isle of Wight Bay
    3 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    Ocean Pines
    7 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to Outside Shoals is Salisbury Ocean City Wicomico Rgnl Airport (SBY) in USA, 36 km (22 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Outside Shoals is Wallops Flight Facility Airport (WAL), also in USA, 51 km (32 miles) away.
  • Third is Cape May Co (Wildwood) Airport (WWD) in USA, 80 km (50 miles) away.
  • Dover Afb Airport (DOV) in USA is 97 km (60 miles) away.
  • Patuxent River Nas Airport (NHK), also in USA is the fifth nearest airport to Outside Shoals and is 114 km (71 miles) away.
Outside Shoals break location map and break info