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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 offshore at Ballycastle (moderate winds from the SSE at Islay/Port Ellen Airport 52 km from Ballycastle). 0.6m 9 s period swell from WNW with 0.7m 4 s period wind swell from S
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Ballycastle Surf Forecast / Antrim / Ireland

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 5 pm Sunday 19 Nov 2017 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 12.3 °C (Statistics for 19 Nov 1981-2005 - mean: 11.1 max: 12.4 min: 10.0 °C)

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Swell
Height Map See all maps
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
0.7
NW
0.4
NW
1.6
W
1.4
W
1
W
0.6
W
0.6
W
1.2
WSW
0.6
W
0.5
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1.1
SW
1
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0.3
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0.2
NNW
2.1
WSW
1.6
W
0.8
NW
0.5
NW
0.7
NNW
0.4
NNW
0.4
NW
0.3
NNW
0.1
W
Period(s) (?)985712129106144812146777457711
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
(?)
Energy(?)841814117327897532883189351222318352240642517101292
Wind
(km/h)
25
SSE
35
SSW
30
WSW
25
W
15
SSE
30
SSW
35
SSW
25
SW
15
SSE
20
SE
35
WSW
30
SSE
40
SSW
55
SSW
40
SW
25
WNW
15
NNE
25
NNE
20
NW
10
ESE
10
W
10
E
30
SSE
Wind State(?)cross-
off
cross-
off
crosscross-
on
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
crosscross-
off
offcrosscross-
off
cross-
off
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crosscrossoncross-
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on
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cross-
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High Tide
/ height (m)
4:39PM
0.51

5:15AM
0.55
4:54PM
0.50

5:40AM
0.56
5:05PM
0.49

6:06AM
0.56
5:20PM
0.49

6:40AM
0.54
5:27PM
0.49

7:12AM
0.51
5:45PM
0.48

8:00AM
0.48
5:52PM
0.47

9:05AM
0.45
5:36PM
0.44

Low Tide
/ height (m)

10:55PM
0.12
11:14AM
0.20

11:07PM
0.10
11:37AM
0.23

11:29PM
0.08
12:00PM
0.26

11:48PM
0.06

12:14PM
0.29
12:15AM
0.07

12:35PM
0.33
12:42AM
0.08

12:58PM
0.36
1:18AM
0.11

1:28PM
0.40

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)
-203-1123-9343-2-----1--15
High °C
7121212131314131012121212119988885710
Low °C
7812121112131091188118888787567
Chill °C (?)
310910111112118109997567555347
Sunrise
--8:07--8:08--8:11--8:12--8:15--8:17--8:18--
Sunset
4:14--4:12--4:10--4:08--4:07--4:07--4:06--4:05-
Short Range Forecast: Heavy rain (total 55mm), heaviest during Sun night. Cool air temperatures (max 14°C on Tue afternoon, min 7°C on Sun afternoon). Winds decreasing (fresh winds from the SSW on Sun night, light winds from the SSE by Mon night).Long Range Forecast:Heavy rain (total 21mm), heaviest during Sun night. Cool air temperatures (max 12°C on Thu morning, min 5°C on Sun morning). Winds decreasing (near gales from the SSW on Thu night, calm by Sat night).

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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.