Conditions in Ocean City, MD?

Discussion in 'Mid Atlantic' started by pinkstink, Sep 6, 2012.

  1. pinkstink

    pinkstink Well-Known Member

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    Aug 20, 2012
    So I'm traveling down to OCMD from Mass to visit a friend. The trip wasn't supposed to be a surf trip but it sure is looking that way now. The friend does a little surfing and her dad and brother have a full quiver of boards between them. Needless to say, I'm stoked! I surfed some peaky chest high waves in MA yesterday but I can't wait to catch the full force of these hurricanes/TS's.

    That being said, can anyone tell me how the conditions have been? I might not be able to get out there until Saturday, in which case, it looks like there's gonna be a lot of wind out of the SSW. Any tips on a sheltered place to go? I'm sure I'll get surf spot advice from my friend in OC but a couple extra opinions wouldn't hurt! I'm not asking for anyone to give away secret spots but if you would that would be great :).

    Thanks!

    PS - Feel free to message me if you're feeling generous about sharing a spot but don't want to blow it up ;).
     
  2. ocripcurrent

    ocripcurrent Well-Known Member

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    Feb 27, 2008
    No offense, I don't think anyone is gonna tell you anything special. Just pick a spot and surf.
     

  3. ziptiespec

    ziptiespec Well-Known Member

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    Aug 31, 2010
    I was out Wednesday evening around 18:00 and then again this AM. Wednesday evening was super sick. It was the biggest I'd seen all summer. 3-4 footers with some 5,6 and maybe even 7 footers coming in. This morning was really clean with consistent 2-3 footers. An occasional 3-4 foot beauty would roll through.

    Crappy cell phone pics from Wednesday:
    https://www.dropbox.com/s/kqcdohz2b17isji/2012-09-05 19.25.16.jpg
    https://www.dropbox.com/s/p8flapuf89kge8m/2012-09-05 19.29.05.jpg

    Less crappy cell phone pics from this AM:
    https://www.dropbox.com/s/fkj356n88tpesfc/2012-09-07 09.19.47.jpg
    https://www.dropbox.com/s/ckl7oktijsreo38/2012-09-07 09.29.57.jpg

    If your friend, friend's dad, and friend's brother are OC locals, they'll know where to go to get the most from this swell :)
     
  4. David

    David Well-Known Member

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    May 24, 2006
    Check out Assateague while you are there, State and Federal side should be fun if the winds cooperate.