About Assateague

This is more of a beginner/longboard wave, breaking out on a bar with a trench near shore. When town is closing out, however, Assateague holds the size with outside peaks. With no main swell focus, it's easy to set off with your friends and find a wave of your own.

Source: Assateague Surf Guide

Ability Level

Beginner - intermediate

Beg Int Adv

Any and all levels

Local Vibe

Welcoming

Welcoming Intimidating

None.

Crowd Factor

Mellow

Mellow Heavy

Plenty of room to spread out.

Spot Rating

Fun

Poor Perfect

Can get good when the sand/wind/swell come together.

Shoulder Burn

Light

Light Exhausting

Not bad but can be some work on bigger south swells.

Water Quality

Clean

Clean Dirty

No concerns.

Additional Information

Hazards

None really.

Access

Easy, nice to have four-wheel drive and permit.

Bring Your

Shortboard, funboard, longboard, fish, bodyboard

Seabed

Sand

Best Season

Storm dependent: tropical cyclones in the late summer and fall with frontal activity and nor'easters in the late fall and winter.

Swell Consistency and Wind Overview

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