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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 Recent clean conditions at Portrush-West Strand have likely become affected by the arrival of onshore winds (light winds from the WNW at Causeway Coast North Ireland Coleraine wx 1 km from Portrush-West Strand). 0.9m 11 s period swell from W with 1.4m 5 s period wind swell from NW
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Ballycastle Surf Forecast / Antrim / Ireland

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 5 am Sunday 20 Jan 2019 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 9.6 °C (Statistics for 20 Jan 1981-2005 - mean: 8.3 max: 9.6 min: 7.2 °C)

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Swell
Height Map See all maps
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
0.8
W
2
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1.8
WNW
1.5
WNW
1.5
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2.5
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3
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1.6
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1.7
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Period(s) (?)1110151414141616161413121111101112121212111010
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
(?)
Energy(?)14978815478998412713513148103971166791543329030347833139774110731633974283212
Wind
(km/h)
45
NNW
35
NNW
15
W
35
SSW
50
S
40
W
40
NW
35
WNW
35
NW
25
NW
25
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15
SSW
10
SE
15
WNW
25
WNW
25
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30
SW
20
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35
NW
40
NW
30
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30
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30
SSE
Wind State(?)ononcross-
on
cross-
off
cross-
off
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ononononcross-
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High Tide
/ height (m)

4:51PM
0.46

5:47AM
0.57
5:12PM
0.42

6:20AM
0.63
5:20PM
0.39

6:55AM
0.66
5:18PM
0.38

7:29AM
0.66
5:09PM
0.40

8:02AM
0.64
5:08PM
0.43

8:29AM
0.59
5:22PM
0.46

8:49AM
0.52

Low Tide
/ height (m)
11:16AM
0.23

11:03PM
0.13

12:03PM
0.23
11:18PM
0.09

12:45PM
0.25
11:34PM
0.04

1:23PM
0.30
11:53PM
0.00

1:52PM
0.35
12:14AM
-0.03

2:04PM
0.40
12:37AM
-0.03

1:59PM
0.42
1:02AM
0.01


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
light rainsome cloudsclearsome cloudsmod. rainrain shwrsrain shwrsrain shwrsrain shwrssome cloudslight rainlight rainlight rainlight rainsome cloudssome cloudsrain shwrsmod. rainrain shwrsrain shwrsrain shwrslight rainlight rain
Rain (mm)
4---74325-1443--1911113
High °C
8765554556667109910877655
Low °C
774454455665699910677555
Chill °C (?)
323-1-10-2-1022456666422100
Sunrise
8:34--8:33--8:32--8:30--8:29--8:27--8:26--8:23-
Sunset
-4:37--4:38--4:40--4:43--4:45--4:46--4:49--4:51
Short Range Forecast: Heavy rain (total 26mm), heaviest during Mon afternoon. Low air temperatures (max 8°C on Sun morning, min 4°C on Sun night). Winds increasing (light winds from the W on Sun night, strong winds from the S by Mon afternoon).Long Range Forecast:Heavy rain (total 28mm), heaviest during Fri night. Cool air temperatures (max 10°C on Thu afternoon, min 5°C on Wed night). Winds increasing (light winds from the SSE on Wed night, strong winds from the NW by Sat afternoon).

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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.