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Black Rocks ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.7

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Black Rocks Spot ID

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Type: reef

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell NW | Wind S

Sea Temperature Today is: 10.7 °C

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Wednesday, 12 December 2018, 02:28 Local time
Wednesday 12
Wave (m) 1.1
Period (s) 16 16 16 15
Wind (km/h) 35
SSE 30
SSE 30
SSE 25
Wind State cross-

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Black Rocks in Antrim is an exposed reef break that has fairly consistent surf, although summer tends to be mostly flat. The best wind direction is from the south. Windswells and groundswells in equal measure and the best swell direction is from the northwest. There is no beach break and there is also a left hand reef break.. Best around high tide. Unlikely to be too crowded, even when the surf is up. Watch out for rocks.

Ireland wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Portrush, Northern Ireland, 1 km from Black Rocks.

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Black Rocks Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At MagilliganNO2, 18 km from Black Rocks.

fresh winds from the SE

continuous light rain
Air temperature
10.3 °C

Current weather near Black Rocks

Buoy Data:

At Blackstones WaveNet Site, 61 miles from Black Rocks.

  10PM 11PM 12AM 1AM
Data Age 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr
Wave height (m) 4.2
Dominant period (s) 13.3 13.3 14.3 15.4

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Overall Black Rocks Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in December

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Ski Resorts closest to Black Rocks:

  • Closest ski area
    Glencoe Mountain Resort (United Kingdom)
    122 mi
  • Second closest ski area
    Nevis Range (United Kingdom)
    131 mi
  • Third closest ski area
    Raise (United Kingdom)
    152 mi
  • Fourth closest ski area
    Glenshee (United Kingdom)
    167 mi
  • Fifth closest ski area
    Yad Moss (United Kingdom)
    174 mi
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Town and city forecasts close to Black Rocks:

  • Closest city location
    Coleraine (United Kingdom)
    4 mi
  • Second closest city location
    Ballymena (United Kingdom)
    28 mi
  • Third closest city location
    29 mi
  • Fourth closest city location
    Derry (United Kingdom)
    29 mi
  • Fifth closest city location
    Lisburn (United Kingdom)
    47 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to Black Rocks is Londonderry Eglinton Airport (LDY) in North Ireland, 36 km (22 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Black Rocks is Islay Airport (ILY) in U.k, 60 km (37 miles) away.
  • Third is Aldergrove (Belfast) Airport (BFS) in North Ireland, 67 km (42 miles) away.
  • City (Belfast) Airport (BHD) in North Ireland is 82 km (51 miles) away.
  • St Angelo (Enniskillen) Airport (ENK) in England is the fifth nearest airport to Black Rocks and is 109 km (68 miles) away.
Black Rocks break location map and break info

This is the Surf-Forecast page for Black Rocks, Antrim. Use the tab navigation above to view Black Rocks sea temperature, Black Rocks photographs, Black Rocks detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Black Rocks webcams, current wind from Antrim live weather stations and Black Rocks tide predictions. The Ireland swell maps link will open up the big picture showing Ireland 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 Ireland 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 Rocks.