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Although technically defined as ‘the art of riding waves,’ surfing is really what any of us do when playing in the waves and riding them from ocean to beach. Surfing is a lifestyle. Surfing is a culture. Surfing is one of the coolest things in the world to do and one that we recommend everyone try at least once. For those that have adapted the lifestyle, we don’t need to say anything else. For those who haven’t, Ocean City, Maryland is home to some of the finest surfing on the East Coast and gains national recognition for its quality waves each year, so the sooner you paddle out and experience it for yourself, the better.

Bodyboarding was officially born in 1971 and has since grown into one of the most participated recreational activities that takes place on any beach around the world. In fact, the east coast is home to TWO of the world’s top professional bodyboarders. What is even more interesting… Out of this coast that stretches from Florida to Maine, both pro bodyboarders, Brian Stoehr and Jay Reale, are from Ocean City, Maryland.

While you don’t have to be a world class professional to enjoy surfing or bodyboarding in Ocean City, it never hurts to take advice and insight from the pros, which is exactly what you will find on this page. Find daily surf reports and surfing beaches, tide charts, listings for surf shops, articles, photos, and more!