I have only had the pleasure of surfing midtown and the inlet when Ive been home lately. Has there been any good surf up by the MD/DE border these past couple of winters?
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Apr 1, 2010, 09:26 PM #1
North OC MD
Apr 1, 2010, 10:43 PM #2Junior Member
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Sorry it's always flat does not break-better off south.
yeah its not bad uptown. today i checked there first then went to mid town and uppers had the size advantage. Yesterday i surfed midtown then at six went to uptown and got it there. only difference was the lower was more crowded.
Normally uppers sux compleatly, but with the huge sand bars we got now its been breaking kinda good. And im not bsn either. Check it out sometime. I always go to 142 cause my house is two miles from. Theres a jetty on some beaches too up there too.
Apr 2, 2010, 01:50 AM #4
But I have also heard that in recent years, when the swells are bigger and its high tide, then Uptown works really well and gets better than lower OC. But in the past 5 years or so, I have been skunked in North OC every time. Granted, the swells were pretty minimal, and the one good swell that I saw was so fun at 48th, I surfed there for 3 days straight and never even looked around. It was super fun for a couple days.
Just curious. I know with the upcoming beach replishment, everything could change, I was just wondering if any good sandbars or jetties have been showing themselves up North by the border.
Sand moves spots change and with a combo of a different swell direction and tide a spot up north could be firing at the same time south OC could be blown out and ****ty. So it really depends on all of the factors, Its not like SD where we have reefs and can just predict what spots going to be good with a few factors. Here you have to take account for all kinda things. So its really depends the best way to find out is just by getting up there and paddling out.
Apr 2, 2010, 02:38 AM #6
Yeah, im with you. I grew up around there, so I remember back in the day how the spots would always change. With that being said, I was just wondering if in the past 2 years, the moving sand had been favorable for North OC, or if it has been a couple stale years. I mean, I only visit about twice a year, so I wasn't about to make a judgement on that area based on a few bad days.
I just heard down at Malibus, they were saying that North OC had some potential on higher tides this past year and the Inlet and midtown were picking up more consistant surf on all the tides...
Again, I was just curious. I remember back in 98-99, I surfed some really good spots up by Deleware. I know it always a crap shoot with all the sand bar moving. North OC will have its time again, I just see the whole OC "surf scene" is really centralized down in Southern OC, which is EPIC for anyone who lives at or frequents the northern breaks... Thanks for the info though.
Apr 2, 2010, 03:02 AM #7
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This is a good thread I was wondering the same thing myself. I was thinking of hopping the ferry and taking a ride down one weekend for the day
yeah it was high tide when it was good there. idk any particular spots that are good there but once the replenish happens, i guatentee it will suck there. Even when its big it still breaks bad durring the summer there.
Apr 2, 2010, 04:07 AM #9Junior Member
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There used to be a great wave for awhile at the line. Broke really good up until a few years ago after the major replenishment. It would get fairly crowded there too although not nearly as bad as 48th. Spots in OC are really kinda silly. Besides the inlet for the obvious jetty, 48th street for its jettys and unique bottom there really are no spots, just sand bars scattered along the coast that are ever changing.
It seems like the year before replenishment is always better for solid bars here and there uptown that will work with some sort of consistency. Look at my shots and you'll see that from this past winter it was lining up alright.
And from my understanding midtown pumps a little bit more because of the reefs that channel the flow in, combined with the jetty setup.
I will say that after these last few swells there are several bars that are working well with a south flow, so get up on the dunes or in condos if possible to get some kind of view on what's going on.