Black Rock Spot ID
Reliability: fairly consistent
Best: Swell SW | Wind NNE
Sea Temperature Today is: 18.4 °C
Black Rock in The Vale of Glamorgan is a fairly exposed point break that has reasonably consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. Offshore winds are from the north northeast. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the optimum swell angle is from the southwest. Waves at the beach break both left and right Best around mid tide. Be wary of rips - they make surfing here dangerous.
For Porthcawl, 2 km from Black Rock.
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At St.Athan, 19 km from Black Rock.
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At Pembroke Buoy, 62 miles from Black Rock.
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Overall Black Rock Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in July
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Visitor Reviews of Black Rock
Tide stations nearest to Black Rock:
- Closest tide stationPorthcawl1 mi
- Second closest tide stationPyle3 mi
- Third closest tide stationLlantwit Major9 mi
- Fourth closest tide stationBriton Ferry12 mi
- Fifth closest tide stationNeath14 mi
Ski Resorts closest to Black Rock:
- Closest ski areaAnother World Ski and Snowboard Centre (United Kingdom)176 mi
- Second closest ski areaRaise (United Kingdom)214 mi
- Third closest ski areaWeardale Ski Club (United Kingdom)231 mi
- Fourth closest ski areaHarwood Common (United Kingdom)232 mi
- Fifth closest ski areaYad Moss (United Kingdom)232 mi
Town and city forecasts close to Black Rock:
- Closest city locationCoity (United Kingdom)6 mi
- Second closest city locationBriton Ferry (United Kingdom)12 mi
- Third closest city locationNeath (United Kingdom)14 mi
- Fourth closest city locationRhondda (United Kingdom)15 mi
- Fifth closest city locationSwansea (United Kingdom)16 mi
- The closest passenger airport to Black Rock is Cardiff Airport (CWL) in Wales, 24 km (15 miles) away (directly).
- The second nearest airport to Black Rock is Swansea Airport (SWS), also in Wales, 31 km (19 miles) away.
- Third is Bristol Airport (BRS) in England, 67 km (42 miles) away.
- Bristol Filton Airport (FZO) in England is 75 km (47 miles) away.
- Exeter Airport (EXT), also in England is the fifth nearest airport to Black Rock and is 84 km (52 miles) away.
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