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The Inlet and Pier ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 5.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 2.0

Overall: 3.3

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The Inlet and Pier Surf Guide

The Inlet and Pier in Maryland is an exposed beach/Jetty break that has very consistent waves and works all around the year. Works best in offshore winds from the west with some shelter here from south winds. Waves just as likely from local windswells as from distant groundswells and the ideal swell angle is from the northeast. 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 the strong rips here.

The Inlet and Pier Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp:
very consistent27.6°C

Surfing The Inlet and Pier:

The best conditions reported for surf at The Inlet and Pier occur when a Northeast 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 The Inlet and Pier sea temperature, The Inlet and Pier photographs, The Inlet and Pier detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, The Inlet and Pier webcams, current wind from Maryland live weather stations and The Inlet and Pier 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 The Inlet and Pier

The Inlet and Pier Surf:

Monday, 3 August 2020, 04:43 Local time
Monday 03
Wave (m) 0.4
Period (s) 9 9 6 6
Wind (km/h) 20
SW 15
WSW 15
SW 20
Wind State cross-

Tide Times:

At Ocean City (fishing pier), Maryland (0 km).

IS AT (local time)

The Inlet and Pier Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At BUOY-OCIM2, 1 km from The Inlet and Pier.

light winds from the WSW

Air temperature
26.6 °C

Current weather near The Inlet and Pier

Buoy Data:

At Delaware Bay Buoy, 22 miles from The Inlet and Pier.

  10PM 11PM 12AM 1AM
Data Age 5 hr 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr
Wave height (m) 1.6
Dominant period (s) 6 6 6 6

All wavebuoys around The Inlet and Pier

Overall The Inlet and Pier Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in August

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Surf stats for The Inlet and Pier: see the swell variation by month.

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Wind stats for The Inlet and Pier: see the variation in direction and stength by month.

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The Inlet and Pier Location Maps

The Inlet and Pier 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 The Inlet and Pier

Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to The Inlet and Pier:

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Wave buoys nearest to The Inlet and Pier:

Tide stations nearest to The Inlet and Pier:

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


  • The closest passenger airport to The Inlet and Pier is Salisbury Ocean City Wicomico Rgnl Airport (SBY) in USA, 37 km (23 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to The Inlet and Pier is Wallops Flight Facility Airport (WAL), also in USA, 55 km (34 miles) away.
  • Third is Cape May Co (Wildwood) Airport (WWD) in USA, 77 km (48 miles) away.
  • Dover Afb Airport (DOV) in USA is 95 km (59 miles) away.
  • Millville Muni Airport (MIV), also in USA is the fifth nearest airport to The Inlet and Pier and is 116 km (72 miles) away.
The Inlet and Pier break location map and break info