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  1. #11


    Quote Originally Posted by DPR View Post
    Thats awesome that theres islands there.
    Yeah. There are barrier islands just south of the inlet mouth there @ Tom's Cove. If you park at and use the south boat ramp near the landfill and trailer park..... you can put in and hop right over to them. I have surfed there (Toms) twice but never made it to the other islands since we just had a 16 ft aluminum jon boat w/ a 45 hp engine and the offshore bouy was reading 14ft the last time. Also, it's not easy getting there if the beach is washed over. We just pulled the boat up on the backside of the beach at Toms even though it is illegal b/c yes there is a bird sanctuary. Just gotta take ur chances. Even though the bouy said 14ft and was from the NE w/ a N wind, it was only chest high and running down the beach about 10 ft offshore (imagine old rehobeth). But, I still need to get there on a big southeast.

  2. #12
    I surfed Tom's Cove about 3 years ago on a sailing trip to chincoteague. The shoals were more intriguing than the surf in the cove. Most of what I found there were crumbly slow longboarding waves. Not bad for that though, nice long lines.

  3. #13
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    easternshore md.
    Try google earth, I scanned along the coast and it looks like it has potential. Coming in from fishing once saw some nice waves breaking on the barrier islands, the mate on the boat said people do surf it once in awhile. The key factors all have to be right- swell, wind and tide. Its alot of work to get out there, but try it you might be lucky.

  4. #14
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    I paddled my kayak to Metompkin Island from Gargathy Creek on Friday 11/07. It was a hairy paddle in the inlet, but the tide was coming in so I wasn't worried about getting sucked out. The inlet is about 150 yards wide and had waves breaking on both sides. There was an outer bar about 300-400 yards outside the mouth of the inlet where a bunch of A frame peaks were breaking. The place has potential. Def. looks worth a try on a hurricane swell . I was going to tow my board but it didn't look too good at assateague earlier in the day so i left it. This is probably the most accessible island, the farther south you go the islands get farther from the mainland and require longer paddles/boat rides.