OCMD Artificial Reefs?

Discussion in 'Mid Atlantic' started by failing is my finest move, Sep 22, 2014.

  1. failing is my finest move

    failing is my finest move Well-Known Member

    Mar 4, 2014
    Just saw this happen on the cam. What in the world is this?!?!

    art reef.jpg

    See it breaking out there? This is on the surfline cam if you want proof.
  2. aka pumpmaster

    aka pumpmaster Well-Known Member

    Apr 30, 2008
    I vaguely recall them dumping old railroad cars offshore years ago. maybe it's them.

  3. Brode

    Brode Well-Known Member

    Oct 27, 2011
    Its not an artificial reef. Its the inlet shoals where deposits of sand have collected.

    The rail cars are miles offshore in 50' of water
  4. worsey

    worsey Well-Known Member

    Oct 13, 2013
    thats my guess....shoals.
  5. Sandblasters

    Sandblasters Well-Known Member

    May 4, 2013
    I thought ocmd shoals where father out then that.
  6. headrow

    headrow Well-Known Member

    Sep 2, 2007
    you could paddle to them if you really wanted to. i wouldn't feel comfortable doing that tho. eerie
  7. failing is my finest move

    failing is my finest move Well-Known Member

    Mar 4, 2014
    They Wild Lyfe crew should take a ski out there the next big swell and check it out. That would be sick to see in a vid....
  8. SteveO

    SteveO Active Member

    Dec 4, 2013
    shoals are sandbars

    been there. done that. 20 years ago...


    This is a single wave shot on a shoal/bar somewhere on the southern end of DELMARVA. It's apprx. 5 miles from land. It's mushy so if your going to do step offs, take a super small board. Logging it, is more fun. SUP, even better. If your scared to paddle out, that means your just a coward, and your weak, so stay home and leave these waves alone. There has to be zero mph of wind, or gets wonky and there is no recipe for what makes these shoals tick & tock, except that lower tides will grab the bottom and stand up the walls. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xb3jZTDFgb8

    BTW...same fish out there that are in the shorey. No matter what ocean you are in anywhere in the world, your within 30 seconds of a shark. And, The Backwoods crew, chase barrels, not mush burgers. These types of dreamy soft waves, and I'm being DEAD HONEST, happen once every 2-3 years because the amount of luck involved to get it right.

    Let your search begin.
    Last edited: Sep 22, 2014
  9. Big Wet Monster

    Big Wet Monster Well-Known Member

    Feb 4, 2010
    I have been skunked at OCMD and seen these peelers offshore many times. Always wanted to explore and see what was up. I would imagine from the number of times I saw perfect lines offshore that one could score these sort of regularly.
  10. failing is my finest move

    failing is my finest move Well-Known Member

    Mar 4, 2014