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Ballycastle ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.7
Consistency of Surf: 2.7
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.5
Crowds: 4.5

Overall: 3.2

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  1. weather stationWind Update The wind is still cross-on at Ballycastle (moderate winds from the WSW at Ballypatrick Forest 6 km from Ballycastle). 2.4m 6 s period wind swell from WNW is too big
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1 h 18 min ago

Moderate
24 km/h
WSW
Cross-On
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Ballycastle Surf Forecast / Antrim / Ireland

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 5 am Thursday 18 Jan 2018 GMT

Ballycastle surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.

Today's Ballycastle sea temperature is 8.9 °C (Statistics for 18 Jan 1981-2005 - mean: 8.4 max: 9.6 min: 7.4 °C)

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Swell
Height Map See all maps
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
1.8
WNW
2.3
WNW
2.4
WNW
3
WNW
4
WNW
3
WNW
2
WNW
1.5
WNW
0.9
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0.7
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2.5
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1.7
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2.3
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1.7
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1.4
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1.6
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1.8
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1.6
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1.5
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1.7
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1.6
WNW
Period(s) (?)151513131314131211108131314141313131413141515
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
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Energy(?)1488227218572508455433311301647176100808134410289892004946613933124184187412071074
Wind
(km/h)
35
WNW
35
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35
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40
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55
WNW
40
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25
WNW
10
SW
50
SSE
30
SW
40
WNW
30
WSW
30
SSE
30
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40
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30
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40
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10
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15
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30
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30
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15
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Wind State(?)cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
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cross-
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High Tide
/ height (m)

4:54PM
0.48

6:30AM
0.58
5:11PM
0.50

6:58AM
0.59
5:36PM
0.51

7:22AM
0.58
5:57PM
0.50

7:50AM
0.57

6:20PM
0.48
8:19AM
0.56

6:42PM
0.45





Low Tide
/ height (m)
11:52AM
0.29

11:29PM
0.03

12:11PM
0.29
11:55PM
0.00

12:29PM
0.30
12:23AM
-0.01

12:56PM
0.31
12:46AM
0.00

1:27PM
0.31
1:08AM
0.03

2:08PM
0.33






Note: the tide data above is for Ballycastle which is 2 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for Ballycastle.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph

Offshore winds at Ballycastle blow from the SE.
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Summary
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Rain (mm)
224336--291--512---10124-11
High °C
554455659119771199121266656
Low °C
55345555511866108710666456
Chill °C (?)
00-2-2-2-133585328559933103
Sunrise
8:37--8:36--8:34--8:33--8:32--8:30--8:29--8:27-
Sunset
-4:32--4:35--4:37--4:38--4:40--4:43--4:45--4:46
Short Range Forecast: Heavy rain (total 50mm), heaviest during Sat night. Cool air temperatures (max 11°C on Sun morning, min 3°C on Thu night). Winds decreasing (near gales from the WNW on Fri afternoon, light winds from the SW by Sat afternoon).Long Range Forecast:Heavy rain (total 45mm), heaviest during Wed morning. Cool air temperatures (max 12°C on Tue afternoon, min 4°C on Wed night). Winds decreasing (strong winds from the SE on Mon morning, light winds from the W by Wed morning).

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Information about the Ballycastle Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for Ballycastle provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 7 days. A general guide to surfing at Ballycastle can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our Ballycastle surf forecast is unique since it includes wave energy (power) that defines the real feel of the surf rather than just the height or the period. If you surf the same spot (Ballycastle) regularly then make a mental note of the wave energy from the surf forecast table each time you go. Very soon you may start to choose your surf days based on the wave energy alone combined with our forecast of favourable offshore wind conditions. Our star ratings will help here and of course you will also find the usual wave height and period predictions on our surf forecasts as well as a full break down of the swell components under our advanced users option (to reveal that, click the little Einstein character under the tide times).

Further information to help with frequently asked questions about our surf forecast for Ballycastle may be found under the help tab on the top menu and also by moving your mouse over the question marks on the surf forecast table itself. Please always bear in mind that the forecast is for near-shore open water and local factors at each surf break influence the actual breaking wave height, such as the beach / reef profile, water depths offshore and shelter.

Are you planning a holiday in Antrim? If you are looking for accommodation near Ballycastle, camping, hotels and holiday cottages in Antrim, consider staying in Ballycastle which is 2 km (1 miles) away. Other places in and around Antrim where you can find information about places to rent, and car hire include Ballypatrick which is 6 km (4 miles) away, Coleraine, Ballymena and Campbeltown.