VA Beach or Ocean City MD

Discussion in 'Mid Atlantic' started by jbobby, Sep 5, 2012.

  1. jbobby

    jbobby New Member

    Sep 5, 2012
    I took tomorrow off of work to take advantage of this swell, but don't know whether to head to VA Beach or Ocean City, MD. I am not familiar with either, but live in DC so im cool riding out to either one. Any suggestions? Where is a good place to paddle out?
  2. live aloha

    live aloha Well-Known Member

    Oct 4, 2009
    go to the outer banks. the waves will be 1000x better than either of the other two places, and the drive is...well, it'll be worth it. just my opinion!

  3. Mid-Life Crisis

    Mid-Life Crisis Well-Known Member

    Jul 9, 2012
    Pick whichever location has the more favorable local wind conditions for the time you'll be there and check the cams just before you leave. If you're doing a day trip, then you can wait til the last second to make your choice.

    From my experience, Va Beach surf tends to be smaller sized but more regular (especially Sandbridge). OC is very sectioned and somewhat chaotic, but there might be localized places that aren't that way. The latter is also very tide dependent, with low tide/incoming much better than vice-versa. All this might go out the window with larger hurricane surf, however. I'll let the experts weigh in on that.

    I'm going to be doing the same thing as you, except on Friday. Have fun!
  4. matt757surf

    matt757surf Active Member

    Sep 10, 2010
    Ive never been to ocmd but i have seen pictures they are more likely to get barrels. I live in vb so i know how the conditions here are. Good lines if winds are right. Not to many barrels though. But ripable waves. I would go to obx as someone else said. Do a little searching and find great waves down there and less crowds.
    Last edited: Sep 5, 2012
  5. The Rhino

    The Rhino New Member

    Sep 5, 2012
    Don't write a check your tush can't cash, little man.
  6. super fish

    super fish Well-Known Member

    Sep 2, 2008
    wave gets danger deep pretty ugly? wtf does that mean
  7. sickpit

    sickpit Well-Known Member

    Apr 20, 2007
    He probably compares croatans high tide back wash to the wedge, as he rides home in his jetta with yakamma racks. Thats where danger deep pretty ugly came from!!
  8. steelwave42

    steelwave42 Well-Known Member

    Nov 7, 2006
    MD is fickle. Sectiony as ****e lately. Many spots just aren't set up the way they were in the past.
    Super tide dependant and gonna be crowded where its good. But thats not news.
  9. trifin1

    trifin1 Member

    Sep 16, 2009
    Head to the Md beaches. If you want steeper take offs and hollower sections then the OC beach breaks will suit you. However with size and long period swell you'll get more close outs in OC. If it gets bigger I would drive to the Fed Park at Assateague where it holds larger swell with longer rides and breaks outsider farther. They'll be alot of longboarders though but plenty of waves to be had. Good luck and have fun!
  10. sickpit

    sickpit Well-Known Member

    Apr 20, 2007
  11. whitewater

    whitewater Well-Known Member

    Feb 25, 2010
    you ride 6.6 rusty customs?!?!?!
    holy sh*t dude where can I buy your posters? I want one. If I mail it to you will you autograph it for me? I'm gonna auction it off for charity on ebay. It's for the kids

    ps will you send me your copy of p90x? or at least tix to that gun show
  12. whitewater

    whitewater Well-Known Member

    Feb 25, 2010
    i bet you wear your leash on your front foot don't you
  13. sickpit

    sickpit Well-Known Member

    Apr 20, 2007
    you should move your track pad up a little further there guy!
  14. whitewater

    whitewater Well-Known Member

    Feb 25, 2010
    nah man, it evenly distibutes his body weight when he's in those deep ugly tubes brah.
  15. ughVeeBee

    ughVeeBee Well-Known Member

    Apr 23, 2009
  16. juliaep

    juliaep Well-Known Member

    Aug 18, 2011
    You guys are so harsh but he asked for it with that pic:)
  17. sling

    sling New Member

    Jun 23, 2011
    This forum isn't so user friendly Ive seen many post tear downs but hey it does have great forecast models :)

    All take care God bless
  18. ziptiespec

    ziptiespec Well-Known Member

    Aug 31, 2010
    I'm curious to know where you ended up going. I'm only ~1 hour from OC and was watching the cams all yesterday (Wed) being tortured. As soon as I could hit the road I did and man was it worth it. 6PM til dark was off the hook. Consistent 4-5 footers w/ an occasional 6-7. I had planned to take today off as well but the conditions this AM were washed out. Gonna try a DP tomorrow though!
  19. ocripcurrent

    ocripcurrent Well-Known Member

    Feb 27, 2008
    I hope you went to Vah Beach, brah
  20. whitewater

    whitewater Well-Known Member

    Feb 25, 2010

    the forum is very user friendly. It's quite simple really. Actually i'm sure you will catch on quite fast though. You seem like an intelligent person (and I'm sure you are). It was you're "I'm taking the highroad" approach that gave it away. But it's ok because I sir don't give a horses taint what you say. This is an internet forum ( it's pretty user friendly) and it is just plain fun to take shots at people. My friends and family do it to me and I haven't blown my head off with a shotgun. It's just a forum. So unbunch your panties, you know, the ones your creepy uncle herman gave to you and chill the eff out. And sir by all means please put some ointment on your peginis the doctor gave you. Have a wonderful night sir