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Portrush-East Strand ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.7
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 2.7
Wind and Kite Surfing: 2.0
Crowds: 2.0

Overall: 3.9

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Portrush-East Strand Spot ID

East strand, Portrush-East Strand photo

Portrush-East Strand

Photo credit: Joe Bloggs

Type: beach

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell NW | Wind SW

Sea Temperature Today is: 12.7 °C

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Monday, 22 October 2018, 14:51 Local time
Monday 22Tue
Wave (m) 3.0
Period (s) 14 14 8 13
Wind (km/h) 40
W 40
W 40
W 40
Wind State cross-

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Portrush-East Strand in Antrim is an exposed beach break that has quite reliable surf, although summer tends to be mostly flat. Offshore winds are from the southwest with some shelter here from east winds. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the ideal swell direction is from the northwest. The beach break offers both left and right hand waves. Surfable at all stages of the tide. It's often crowded here.

Ireland wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Portrush, Northern Ireland, 1 km from Portrush-East Strand.

IS AT (local time)

Portrush-East Strand Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Causeway Coast North Ireland Coleraine wx, 1 km from Portrush-East Strand.

light winds from the WNW

Mostly Cloudy
Air temperature
11.8 °C

Current weather near Portrush-East Strand

Buoy Data:

At Blackstones WaveNet Site, 60 miles from Portrush-East Strand.

  9AM 10AM 11AM 12PM
Data Age 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr
Wave height (m) 5.9
Dominant period (s) 15.4 13.3 13.3 14.3

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Overall Portrush-East Strand Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in October

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Portrush-East Strand Location Maps

Portrush-East Strand Location Map

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Ski Resorts closest to Portrush-East Strand:

  • Closest ski area
    Glencoe Mountain Resort (United Kingdom)
    121 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)
    166 mi
  • Fifth closest ski area
    Yad Moss (United Kingdom)
    173 mi
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Town and city forecasts close to Portrush-East Strand:

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


  • The closest passenger airport to Portrush-East Strand is Londonderry Eglinton Airport (LDY) in North Ireland, 37 km (23 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Portrush-East Strand is Islay Airport (ILY) in U.k, 58 km (36 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 Portrush-East Strand and is 110 km (68 miles) away.
Portrush-East Strand break location map and break info

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