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 Surf Forecast and Surf Reports

(Wales – South East, UK)


Black Rock Spot ID:

Type: point

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell SW | Wind NNE

Sea Temperature Today is: 9.1 °C

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Sunday, 19 April 2015, 18:36 Local time

Sunday 19 Mon
4PM 7PM 10PM 1AM
Wave (m) 0.4
Period (s) 18 17 16 16
Wind (km/h) 30
ENE 20
ENE 15
ENE 15
Wind State cross-

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Black Rock in Wales - South East is a quite exposed point break that has fairly 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 ideal swell direction is from the southwest. The point break provides left and right handers. Best around mid tide. Watch out for dangerous rips.

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Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Porthcawl, 2 km from Black Rock.

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Black Rock Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At St.Athan, 19 km from Black Rock.

moderate winds from the ENE

Air temperature
11.4 °C

Current weather near Black Rock

Buoy Data:

At Pembroke Buoy, 62 miles from Black Rock.

  1PM 2PM 3PM 4PM
Data Age 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr 0 hr
Wave height (m) 0.7
Average period (s) 7 11 9 10

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Overall Black Rock Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in April

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Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Black Rock:

  (click location name for more details)
Closest break Trecco Bay 1 mi
Second closest break Coney Beach 1 mi
Third closest break Porthcawl Point 1 mi
Fourth closest break Ogmore-by-Sea 2 mi
Fifth closest break Rest Bay 2 mi

Wave buoys nearest to Black Rock:

Closest wave buoy Pembroke Buoy 62 mi
Second closest wave buoy Aberporth Buoy 67 mi
Third closest wave buoy Channel Islands Buoy 114 mi
Fourth closest wave buoy Sevenstones Buoy 142 mi
Fifth closest wave buoy M2 Lambay Buoy 157 mi

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

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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

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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
  • 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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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.


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