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Blackies ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.3
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 1.3

Overall: 3.2

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Blackies Spot ID

Blackie's Newport Beach,CA, Blackies photo


Photo credit: halvy

Type: beach and point

Reliability: inconsistent

Best: Swell W | Wind NE

Sea Temperature Today is: 20.0 °C

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Monday, 12 November 2018, 11:39 Local time
Monday 12
Wave (m) 0.6
Period (s) 17 16 16 16
Wind (km/h) 10
WNW 10
W 5
NW 10
Wind State cross-
glass cross-

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Blackies in Orange County is a reasonably exposed beach and point break that only works once in a while. Winter is the best time of year for surfing here. The best wind direction is from the northeast. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the best swell direction is from the west. The beach breaks consists of lefts and there is a left hand point break as well. Best around low tide when the tide is rising. It's often crowded here. Take care of the strong rips here.

California wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Newport Bay Entrance, Corona del Mar, California (2), 3 km from Blackies.

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Blackies Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At S V Stormy Petrel WD6DOD Newport Beach wx, 0 km from Blackies.


Air temperature
23.2 °C

Current weather near Blackies

Buoy Data:

At San Pedro South, CA, 14 miles from Blackies.

  7AM 8AM 9AM 10AM
Data Age 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr
Wave height (m) 0.7
Dominant period (s) 15 14 14 17

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Overall Blackies Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in November

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  • The closest passenger airport to Blackies is John Wayne Arpt Orange Co (Santa Ana) Airport (SNA) in USA, 9 km (6 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Blackies is Tustin Mcaf Airport (NTK), also in USA, 14 km (9 miles) away.
  • Third is Long Beach Airport (LGB) in USA, 30 km (19 miles) away.
  • Jack Northrop Fld Hawthorne Muni Airport (HHR) in USA is 51 km (32 miles) away.
  • Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), also in USA is the fifth nearest airport to Blackies and is 57 km (35 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Blackies, CAL - Orange County. Use the tab navigation above to view Blackies sea temperature, Blackies photographs, Blackies detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Blackies webcams, current wind from CAL - Orange County live weather stations and Blackies tide predictions. The United States swell maps link will open up the big picture showing United States 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 States 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 Blackies.