Reut Down’s Del/MD Surf Report For Weekend of 7/21-7/22

Featured, Outdoors — July 18, 2013 at 10:25 pm by

by Reut Down

What up B-More Surfers and Wanna-be Hons,

It looks like we could have some fun Summer surf on Sunday with offshore winds, warmer waters, and low tide afternoons.  With this meltdown in Charm City, what’s a better way to spend your weekend?  By dropping in on kooky SUPs, pretending to surf, or by actually taking advantage of fun surf at Assateague Island?  Unfortunately, it seems that Indian River Inlet has been dredged again, thus destroying a really fun low tide break that had been solid for the past few months.  Now only Father Time or a really good storm will bring back some sand to Indian River.

Enough with all of this verbal non-sense, here is the predicted report for this Saturday and Sunday for MD/DE Beaches from Indian River, DE South to Assateague Island, MD:

Expect continued heat and humidity throughout the weekend but wear your favorite OC Speedo and baby oil proudly throughout the southern DE beaches only.  As far as the surfing beaches go in MD, your tides for Saturday will be 11:46am (Low) and 6:14pm (High) and for Sunday will be 12:46pm (Low) and 7:09pm (High).  Current Buoy readings (Thursday) are minimal right now, around 1.6 feet, but expect a SSE wind swell increase throughout the weekend.  The South Swell for Saturday should be waist to stomach high with choppy winds out of the SW blowing 15-20 so look for a protected jetty to maximize your sesh.  As for Sunday, conditions are looking quite fun with SSE Surf in the waist high range and winds out of the W and WSW lightening during the afternoon and perfect for low tide.  As far as your board choice, I am tired of picking a board for everyone………..do yourself a favor: check the surf, assess your ability, pick your favorite board, and have a great time this weekend.  With all surf reports, things change quickly in our area, so get your ass to the beach, decide for yourself, and don’t blame me if you get Eddie Mushed!!!!!

 About our MD/DE Beaches:

        The bulk of the MD and DE beaches are ESE facing beach breaks with a few jetties producing peeling waves depending on tide, winds, sandbars, and swell direction.  With the ESE facing beaches, a good W or NW wind allows off-shore conditions and a light SW wind is not too shabby either.  In terms of swell size, our sandbars can be fickle so you may find anything from waist high to OH rideable at any given time.  In terms of tides, a low to mid-incoming tide usually works best with our beaches.  Sandbars are constantly shifting throughout the seasons, so it is wise to check your favorite spots often for shifting sand, dredging, and occasional storms.  Our best surf seasons coincide with the end of summer through winter time and even early Spring.  There are no major secret spots in MD/DE but some spots (streets/jetties/parks) are certainly better than others at times, once again depending on tide, winds, sandbar, and swell direction, so one may find oneself checking spots from Indian River, DE to OC, MD to Assateague Island, MD, all  which are within an hour’s drive.

       Support your local surf shop while visiting and don’t forget Chauncey’s (30th and 54th), K-Coast (36th), Malibu’s (8th and the Boards), and Ocean Atlantic (34th).

       Don’t be a Kook, give respect and get it in return, and smile often.

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pics: Malibu’s, Shutterstock

One Comment

  1. Do not be jealous of the Sups because we catch more waves than you. You long boarders have adopted the hatred mentality that longboarders were and still are subjected to many years ago. Keep the aloha spirit alive. KOOK. When will you start posting the surf report for your local break????. The Susquehanna River and Sandy Point. And let’s no forget you owned a SUP before but you did not have the strength to paddle it.

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