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The Inlet and Pier ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 4.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 2.0
Accommodation: 5.0

Overall: 3.7

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The Inlet and Pier break guidePhoto by: Kyle Muller

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

Type:Rating:
Icon beachBeach/jettyIcon  s43.7
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
very consistent
24.0°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

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:

What's the best time of year to surf The Inlet and Pier (for consistent clean waves)?

novemberBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing The Inlet and Pier with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of November. Clean surfable waves are typically found 15% of the time in November while 26% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 59% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
15%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
26%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
59%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore The Inlet and Pier Location Map

Interactive The Inlet and Pier 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 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.

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The Inlet and Pier Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Tuesday, 21 September 2021, 09:29 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
15
15
15
Wind State on on on cross-
on

Swell History at The Inlet and Pier

Surf stats for The Inlet and Pier, see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at The Inlet and Pier

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

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