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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 (light winds from the W at Ballypatrick Forest 6 km from Ballycastle). 1.2m 10 s period swell from WNW
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Cross-On
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Ballycastle Surf Forecast / Antrim / Ireland

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 6 am Tuesday 17 Jul 2018 BST

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 12.6 °C (Statistics for 17 Jul 1981-2005 - mean: 13.9 max: 15.1 min: 12.8 °C)

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Swell
Height Map See all maps
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
1
W
0.9
WNW
0.7
WNW
0.5
WNW
0.5
W
0.4
WNW
0.4
WNW
0.4
WNW
0.4
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0.7
WNW
0.7
WNW
0.6
WNW
0.7
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0.6
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0.9
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0.8
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0.7
WNW
0.7
WNW
0.7
WNW
0.7
WNW
Period(s) (?)1010988888788788478888888
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
(?)
Energy(?)212154823833212020185860436219241261461309070737575
Wind
(km/h)
15
WSW
15
W
10
W
0
SW
10
NW
15
NW
10
WNW
15
W
15
WNW
10
WNW
20
WSW
20
W
15
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25
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20
WNW
15
W
15
WSW
10
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15
SW
15
SW
15
NW
20
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Wind State(?)cross-
on
cross-
on
offonononcross-
on
onglasscrosscross-
on
cross-
off
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on
cross-
on
crosscrosscross-
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High Tide
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9:20PM
0.60
5:42AM
0.44

9:52PM
0.55
6:05AM
0.46

10:19PM
0.49
6:36AM
0.46

10:39PM
0.44
7:03AM
0.43

10:54PM
0.40
7:03AM
0.39

11:09PM
0.37

6:39PM
0.36
3:56AM
0.36


Low Tide
/ height (m)

1:17PM
-0.01
3:19AM
0.43

1:44PM
0.00
3:10AM
0.44

2:12PM
0.05
3:01AM
0.43

2:39PM
0.11
3:03AM
0.40

2:59PM
0.19
3:17AM
0.37

2:52PM
0.27

12:00PM
0.31

11:22PM
0.34
10:40AM
0.27

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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Rain (mm)
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High °C
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Low °C
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Chill °C (?)
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Sunrise
5:07--5:09--5:09--5:11--5:13--5:15--5:16--5:18-
Sunset
-9:52--9:51--9:50--9:49--9:46--9:45--9:44--9:42
Short Range Forecast: Some drizzle, heaviest during Fri morning. Cool air temperatures (max 16°C on Tue afternoon, min 12°C on Wed night). Wind will be generally light.Long Range Forecast:Light rain (total 8mm), mostly falling on Mon afternoon. Warm air temperatures (max 20°C on Sun afternoon, min 13°C on Mon night). Wind will be generally light.

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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.

FEATURE UPDATE: we now show red swell icons for 'open sea' swells that are travelling in an unfavourable direction for the surf break. In places, these swells may still wrap around coastlines and produce smaller waves at some breaks. They are also significant for windsurfers and other water users that tend to venture further off-shore.