Ocean City

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Ocean City is one of the best places to surf in this region. It holds a variety of swell directions, and is ridable where most places are flat.

Ocean City in the winter time is a circus, but most of us don't score epic waves during this season anyway.

Ocean City will pick up more swell directions than areas in Delaware so it will bring down some surfers from up there. When spots up north are flat, Ocean City will probably be ridable.

In the winter locals are kind of mellow. But when it gets heaving, it can get agressive out there. Just don't drop in, and stay out of their way, and you will be fine.

Additional Info:
There are tons of breaks along this part of the coast. The main streets from most popular to least.

48th street, 70th, 62nd, 130th, 28th, 52nd, 81st, and 142nd.

48th street for some reason holds the biggest and best lefts and rights. Extremely crowded, localism is present, its the place everybody checks first. Best tide is incoming. If you are new to the area, i'd recommend surfing here.

70th/62nd/81st/: These spots also can get a crowd. Not as crowded as 48th, nor hold up the same type of size for some reason. but basically break the same.

130th/142nd: This place can break better closer to high tide than spots in mid-town. It is more of a bodyboard wave, high performance, with quick drops - similar to fenwick island.


Ocean City Maryland... 9 miles maybe of open beach. Summer time is very crowded, even with all the parking on the ocean and bay sides, you might not have any luck unless you get up early. Winter access is not a factor.

WalkInstant access (<5 min)
Public accessYes
4x4 requiredUnknown
Boat requiredUnknown
Wave Characteristics
TypeBeach break
DirectionRight and left
PowerHollow, Fast
FrequencyDon't know
Normal lengthNormal (50 to 150m)
Good day lengthLong (150 to 300m)
Ideal Conditions
Wind directionNorth, NorthWest, West, SouthWest
Swell directionNorth, SouthWest, South, SouthEast, East, NorthEast
Swell sizeLess than 3ft - 8ft+
TideAll tides
Tide movementRising tide
WeekendUltra crowded

Rips / undertow, Localism



Nearby spots
48th Street (Ocean City)

2.14 miles away

Direction:Right and left
Frequency:Regular (100 days/year)
Fenwick Island

4.16 miles away

Direction:Right and left
Frequency:Regular (100 days/year)

6.29 miles away

Bottom:Flat rocks with sand
Frequency:Sometimes breaks (50 days/year)