The Stormrider Guide Mid Atlantic

Written by on February 16, 2021

The Mid Atlantic surfing states include New York (NY), New Jersey (NJ), Delaware (DE), Maryland (MD) and Virginia (VA). In the global surfing consciousness, these locales might not automatically conjure up images of epic surfing conditions, but the fact is, they are home to an abundance of good quality, hard-breaking beachbreaks. Endless man-made structures litter the coast in the form of piers, jetties and breakwalls providing plenty of options and some organized sandbars. This area of the eastern seaboard is full of sharp contrasts, where miles of deserted white sand beach may be a short drive from a sprawling metropolis, like New York, Philadelphia, or the nation’s capital, Washington DC. Deeply rooted in the complex history of the most powerful nation on Earth, these Mid Atlantic states encompass all aspects of modern American culture. As with most of the East Coast, the best time to find consistent waves along this Atlantic shoreline is right before, during, and just after the winter season. The only hope during the warmer months is to luck into some summertime hurricane action. Even so, you won’t get lonely. There will always be other surfers at the main breaks, and they can be both friendly and competitive when sharing their waves with the large number of travelers and vacationers that flock to these shores every summer.

The Stormrider Surf Guides are the worlds best selling and most respected collection of surfing guide books delivered in paper, ebook and app formats. The Stormrider Surf Guides are the only comprehensive colour guides to the coastlines of Europe, North America, Central American and the Caribbean, Indonesia and the Indian Ocean, South America, Africa, East Asia, The Pacific and Australia. The authoritative text includes oceanographic, environmental and cultural notes on the entire coastlines. Each guide contains numerous full colour maps and superb photos of the best waves, shot by the best photographers. All information is compiled with the help of local riders whose sensitive approach enables an accurate and knowledgeable appraisal. An essential tool for surfers searching for their perfect wave.

By Bruce Sutherland

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