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  1. #11
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    Quote Originally Posted by wbsurfer View Post
    then were are the shoals?
    Arnt they a little bit south of the wedge in assateague? And yeh it does seem like its good there. What about a spot called the hole, is that made up?

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    The shoals break just south of the ocean city inlet about a half mile or so offshore...It breaks only on lower tides and the surf has to be at least 5 feet I'd say. They can be tough waves to catch just sitting in one spot so having a tow is the best way to attempt it...

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    When the camera you could control of the oc inlet worked, i saw the shoals on it and i was wondering why the waves were breaking so far out. But it looked really chpooy out there and the inlet was really good.

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    as any shoal or outer reef is, you need all the elements (swell, wind direction and swell size)to line up right for them to produce a wave worth while, plus the current on the shoals are crazy fast so a boat or ski is needed

  5. #15
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    Quote Originally Posted by SURF4LIFE View Post
    as any shoal or outer reef is, you need all the elements (swell, wind direction and swell size)to line up right for them to produce a wave worth while, plus the current on the shoals are crazy fast so a boat or ski is needed
    i might have to hit it up take out the ski when its good when i go up there.

  6. #16
    shark park out there and the locals suck...stay on the beach

  7. #17
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    Assateague reef?

    jeez -where is this "reef" b.s. coming from? it's just a freakin sandbar, just like any other sandbar on the delmarva - it just happens to be deeper and much farther out than in OC - since it's deeper, it takes a bigger swell and lower tide to break! assateague is a barrier island, just like the islands of the outer banks - but the surf generally doesn't get as good as the surf in the outer banks cuz it doesn't have the best angle, (depending of course on the direction of swell, winds, etc.) the best way to check it is to drive way, way, way the hell down to the island to see for yourself! if you like it, surf it! (just keep out of the way of everyone else, cuz i've seen it crowded! i wouldn't recommend it - its a long drive, and lots of people aren't up to the long paddle out - i've seen sharks in the water, too, so best stick to OC

  8. #18
    Just a fair warning, the shark talk about the shoals is true. There has been many many trips we just ran the boat back and surfed town because of seeing too many fins. It's a grey man party, and the way the swell hits, you have to anchor your boat / ski 200-300 yards outside, add in the shoal bend, plus ride length, current movement, and it's one LONG LONG paddle back to safety if you start seeing the curious fishy. Never been a big fan of paddling 15-20 minutes back to the boat AFTER getting spooked by sharks. Stick to Assateague, essentially the same set up.

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    Not deep, but very fickle

    The Shoals off Assateague are not especially deep, but the waves there tend to be very fickle, and you can't really tell what it's doing unless you go out there and eyeball it. A friend and I went out in my Jetboat and I got a reading of 3' in the impact zone on a 3' day with my depth finder. The waves were barely breaking so it wasn't worth riding that day, except in the Jet Boat. I think I scared the hell out of my friend when I came off the top of one little set because he didn't want to "pitch pole" the boat. Full throttle punched it right through. Never seen any sharks there, but I'm sure there are some- They do tend to live in the ocean afterall. I've seen more sharks in the back bay than in the ocean, pretty little black fins all around the boat, but I wasn't about to hop in to clear out the eelgrass from the intake. And yes, the men in gray suits do like shallow water.
    Last edited by MDSurfer; Feb 9, 2009 at 01:31 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SkegLegs View Post
    Just a fair warning, the shark talk about the shoals is true. There has been many many trips we just ran the boat back and surfed town because of seeing too many fins. It's a grey man party, and the way the swell hits, you have to anchor your boat / ski 200-300 yards outside, add in the shoal bend, plus ride length, current movement, and it's one LONG LONG paddle back to safety if you start seeing the curious fishy. Never been a big fan of paddling 15-20 minutes back to the boat AFTER getting spooked by sharks. Stick to Assateague, essentially the same set up.
    sharks dont scare me.