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Portballintrae ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.5
Difficulty Level: 2.5
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.0

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Portballintrae Spot ID

Runkerry, Portballintrae photo


Photo credit: Conn Osborne

Its a secret!, Portballintrae photo


Photo credit: Manny

Type: beach

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell NW | Wind SE

Sea Temperature Today is: 13.2 °C

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Saturday, 20 October 2018, 21:57 Local time
SatSunday 21
Wave (m) 1.0
Period (s) 12 12 11 11
Wind (km/h) 20
SSW 25
SSW 30
SSW 25
Wind State cross-

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Portballintrae in Antrim is an exposed beach break that has fairly consistent surf, although summer tends to be mostly flat. The best wind direction is from the southeast. Waves just as likely from local windswells as from distant groundswells and the ideal swell angle is from the northwest. The beach break provides left and right handers. The quality of the surf isn't affected by the tide. Even when there are waves, it's not likley to be crowded.

Ireland wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Portrush, Northern Ireland, 8 km from Portballintrae.

IS AT (local time)

Portballintrae Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Ballypatrick Forest, 24 km from Portballintrae.

moderate winds from the WSW

no report
Air temperature
14.0 °C

Current weather near Portballintrae

Buoy Data:

At Blackstones WaveNet Site, 61 miles from Portballintrae.

  4PM 5PM 6PM 7PM
Data Age 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr
Wave height (m) 3.8
Dominant period (s) 12.5 11.8 13.3 11.8

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Overall Portballintrae Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in October

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Portballintrae Location Maps

Portballintrae Location Map

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snow forecast website

Ski Resorts closest to Portballintrae:

  • Closest ski area
    Glencoe Mountain Resort (United Kingdom)
    117 mi
  • Second closest ski area
    Nevis Range (United Kingdom)
    127 mi
  • Third closest ski area
    Raise (United Kingdom)
    147 mi
  • Fourth closest ski area
    Glenshee (United Kingdom)
    162 mi
  • Fifth closest ski area
    Yad Moss (United Kingdom)
    170 mi
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Town and city forecasts close to Portballintrae:


  • The closest passenger airport to Portballintrae is Londonderry Eglinton Airport (LDY) in North Ireland, 44 km (27 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Portballintrae is Islay Airport (ILY) in U.k, 54 km (34 miles) away.
  • Third is Aldergrove (Belfast) Airport (BFS) in North Ireland, 66 km (41 miles) away.
  • City (Belfast) Airport (BHD) in North Ireland is 80 km (50 miles) away.
  • St Angelo (Enniskillen) Airport (ENK) in England is the fifth nearest airport to Portballintrae and is 116 km (72 miles) away.
Portballintrae break location map and break info

This is the Surf-Forecast page for Portballintrae, Antrim. Use the tab navigation above to view Portballintrae sea temperature, Portballintrae photographs, Portballintrae detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Portballintrae webcams, current wind from Antrim live weather stations and Portballintrae 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 Portballintrae.