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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

Type:Rating:
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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
inconsistent
13.8°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

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:

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

julyBest Season: summer
The best time of year for surfing Outside Shoals 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 45% of the time in July while 43% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 12% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
45%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
43%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
12%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).
Outside Shoals Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Saturday, 28 November 2020, 02:58 Local Time
Saturday 28
4AM7AM10AM1PM
Wave (m) 0.6
ESE
0.6
ESE
0.6
ESE
0.5
ESE
Period (s) 9 9 9 9
Wind (km/h) 5
N 10
NW 15
WNW 20
NW
Wind State cross cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off

Swell History at Outside Shoals

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

Wind History at Outside Shoals

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

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