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Portrush-West Strand ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.2
Consistency of Surf: 4.0
Difficulty Level: 2.5
Wind and Kite Surfing: 4.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 4.0

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Portrush-West Strand Spot ID

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Portrush-West Strand

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Portrush-West Strand

Photo credit: Conn Osborne

Type: beach

Reliability: consistent

Best: Swell NW | Wind SE

Sea Temperature Today is: 13.1 °C

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Thursday, 18 October 2018, 22:50 Local time
ThuFriday 19
Wave (m) 0.9
Period (s) 11 10 11 11
Wind (km/h) 25
S 30
S 30
SSW 30
Wind State cross-

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Portrush-West Strand in Antrim is an exposed beach break that has consistent surf, although summer tends to be mostly flat. Offshore winds blow from the southeast with some shelter here from east winds. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the best swell direction is from the northwest. The beach breaks offer lefts and rights. Good surf at all stages of the tide. Often Crowded.

Ireland wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

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

IS AT (local time)

Portrush-West Strand Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At MagilliganNO2, 19 km from Portrush-West Strand.

light winds from the S

Air temperature
9.3 °C

Current weather near Portrush-West Strand

Buoy Data:

At Blackstones WaveNet Site, 61 miles from Portrush-West Strand.

  5PM 6PM 7PM 8PM
Data Age 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr
Wave height (m) 2.8
Dominant period (s) 11.8 11.8 10.5 11.1

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

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Also see Portrush-West Strand surf quality by season and Portrush-West Strand surf quality by month.

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Portrush-West Strand Location Maps

Portrush-West Strand Location Map

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Ski Resorts closest to Portrush-West Strand:

  • 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 Portrush-West Strand:

  • 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)
    30 mi
  • Fifth closest city location
    Lisburn (United Kingdom)
    47 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to Portrush-West Strand is Londonderry Eglinton Airport (LDY) in North Ireland, 36 km (22 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Portrush-West Strand is Islay Airport (ILY) in U.k, 59 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 Portrush-West Strand and is 109 km (68 miles) away.
Portrush-West Strand break location map and break info

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