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Black Rock ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0

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Black Rock Spot ID

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Type: point

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell SW | Wind NNE

Sea Temperature Today is: 18.4 °C

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Sunday, 5 July 2015, 10:29 Local time
Sunday 05
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Wave (m) 1.0
SW
1.1
SW
1.2
WSW
1.2
WSW
Period (s) 9 9 9 8
Wind (km/h) 25
S 30
SW 35
WSW 35
WSW
Wind State on on cross-
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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.

United Kingdom wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Porthcawl, 2 km from Black Rock.

IS AT (local time)

Black Rock Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At St.Athan, 19 km from Black Rock.

light winds from the E

km/h
Air temperature
15.2 °C

Current weather near Black Rock

Buoy Data:

At Pembroke Buoy, 62 miles from Black Rock.

  5AM 6AM 7AM 8AM
Data Age 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr
Wave height (m) 2.0
2.2
2.3
2.3
Average period (s) 6 6 5 6

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Overall Black Rock Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in July

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Black Rock Location Maps

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Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Black Rock:

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Wave buoys nearest to Black Rock:

Tide stations nearest to Black Rock:

  • Closest tide station
    Porthcawl
    1 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    Pyle
    3 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    Llantwit Major
    9 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    Briton Ferry
    12 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    Neath
    14 mi
snow forecast website

Ski Resorts closest to Black Rock:

  • Closest ski area
    Another World Ski and Snowboard Centre (United Kingdom)
    176 mi
  • Second closest ski area
    Raise (United Kingdom)
    214 mi
  • Third closest ski area
    Weardale Ski Club (United Kingdom)
    231 mi
  • Fourth closest ski area
    Harwood Common (United Kingdom)
    232 mi
  • Fifth closest ski area
    Yad Moss (United Kingdom)
    232 mi
city weather forecast website

Town and city forecasts close to Black Rock:

  • Closest city location
    Coity (United Kingdom)
    6 mi
  • Second closest city location
    Briton Ferry (United Kingdom)
    12 mi
  • Third closest city location
    Neath (United Kingdom)
    14 mi
  • Fourth closest city location
    Rhondda (United Kingdom)
    15 mi
  • Fifth closest city location
    Swansea (United Kingdom)
    16 mi

Airports

  • 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.
Black Rock break location map and break info

This is the Surf-Forecast page for Black Rock, Wales - South East. Use the tab navigation above to view Black Rock sea temperature, Black Rock photographs, Black Rock detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Black Rock webcams, current wind from Wales - South East live weather stations and Black Rock tide predictions. The United Kingdom swell maps link will open up the big picture showing United Kingdom and the surrounding seas. These swell maps can be animated to show the different swell components, wave energy, wave period, wave heights, together with wind and weather forecasts, current weather and sea state observations from United Kingdom wave-buoys, passing ships and coastal weather stations. Each of the forecast pages for this surf break feature a global and regional wavefinder tool to locate the best surf conditions in the area around Black Rock.