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Ballycastle ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.7
Consistency of Surf: 2.7
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.5
Crowds: 4.5

Overall: 3.2

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Ballycastle Surf Forecast / Antrim / Ireland

12 Day Weather and Surf, issued 6 am Monday 19 Apr 2021 BST
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Ballycastle surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Ballycastle sea temperature is 8.2 °C (Statistics for 19 Apr 1981-2005 - mean: 8.5 max: 9.4 min: 7.2 °C)
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Ballycastle surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Ballycastle sea temperature is 8.2 °C (Statistics for 19 Apr 1981-2005 - mean: 8.5 max: 9.4 min: 7.2 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update The wind is still cross-off at Ballycastle (light winds from the SSW at BallypatrickForest 6 km from Ballycastle).

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Light
15 km/h
SSW
Cross-Off
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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for Ballycastle this week:

The surf forecast for Ballycastle over the next 12 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Monday (Apr 19) at 1PM. The primary swell is predicted to be 1.4m and 13s period. The wind is predicted to be cross-offshore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Ballycastle in the next 12 days are 1.4m 13s and forecast to arrive on Monday (Apr 19) at 1PM. Winds are predicted to be cross-offshore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 0.8m 4s period and expected on Sunday (Apr 25) at 1AM.

Wave TypeTime (BST) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+) 1PM (Mon 19th Apr)4.5ft (1.4m) 13s
Best Surf 1PM (Mon 19th Apr)4.5ft (1.4m) 13s
Most Powerful 1PM (Mon 19th Apr)4.5ft (1.4m) 13s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for Ballycastle over the next 12 days.

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Rating
(10 max)
Swell
Height Map
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
Period(s) (?)
Wave
Graph
(?)Metric surfscale
Energy (?)
Wind
(km/h)
Wind State (?)
onshore
cross-onshore
cross-shore
cross-offshore
offshore
glassy
High Tide
/ height (m)
Low Tide
/ height (m)
Summary
Rain (mm)
High °C
Low °C
Chill °C (?)
Sunrise
Sunset
Monday
19
Tuesday
20
Wednesday
21
Thursday
22
Friday
23
Saturday
24
Sunday
25
Monday
26
Tuesday
27
Wednesday
28
Thursday
29
Friday
30
AMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNight
433201321100000000000000000000000000
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T unitedkingdom.htsgw.metric.60.cc23
T unitedkingdom.htsgw.metric.84.cc23
T unitedkingdom.htsgw.metric.108.cc23
T unitedkingdom.htsgw.metric.132.cc23
T unitedkingdom.htsgw.metric.156.cc23
T unitedkingdom.htsgw.metric.180.cc23
T unitedkingdom.htsgw.metric.204.cc23
T unitedkingdom.htsgw.metric.228.cc23
T unitedkingdom.htsgw.metric.252.cc23
T unitedkingdom.htsgw.metric.276.cc23
1.4
NW
1.3
NW
1.1
NW
1.1
NW
1
NW
0.9
WNW
1.1
NW
0.9
NW
0.8
NW
0.6
NW
0.5
NW
0.4
NW
0.2
W
0.2
WNW
0.3
WNW
0.3
WNW
0.3
WNW
0.2
WNW
0.2
WNW
0.2
WNW
0.2
W
0.1
W
0.1
W
0.1
W
0.6
NNW
1
NNW
1.1
NNW
0.8
NNW
0.8
NNW
0.3
WNW
0.3
WNW
0.8
NW
0.8
NW
0.9
NW
0.6
NW
0.3
NW
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7435353613252292002711609961331511133530291314128221174879372419182840392343
15
SSE
15
SSW
10
SSE
5
SW
20
NNW
10
N
15
ESE
15
SE
5
S
0
SSE
10
E
5
S
5
ENE
10
E
5
SE
10
SE
10
SE
10
SW
10
WNW
15
NW
10
WNW
10
NW
10
NW
10
W
10
WNW
10
NNW
15
W
30
NW
30
NW
15
W
20
W
15
NW
10
S
35
SSW
40
SSW
30
SSW
cross-
off
cross-
off
offcrossoncross-
on
cross-
off
offcross-
off
glasscross-
off
cross-
off
glasscross-
off
offoffoffcrossonononononcross-
on
cross-
on
oncross-
on
ononcross-
on
cross-
on
oncross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
8:55PM
0.43
7:13AM
0.46
10:28PM
0.37
6:06AM
0.45
4:55AM
0.50
4:47PM
0.28
4:49AM
0.57
4:47PM
0.31
5:04AM
0.64
5:05PM
0.33
5:27AM
0.69
5:25PM
0.35
5:52AM
0.72
5:44PM
0.38
6:18AM
0.69
6:02PM
0.43
6:39AM
0.63
6:21PM
0.48
6:54AM
0.55
6:44PM
0.53
6:55AM
0.47
7:11PM
0.57
2:10PM
0.15
1:46AM
0.33
2:31PM
0.19
11:25PM
0.37
2:28PM
0.23
12:50PM
0.25
9:08PM
0.23
12:08PM
0.21
9:47PM
0.18
12:11PM
0.17
10:18PM
0.14
12:26PM
0.15
10:48PM
0.10
12:41PM
0.16
11:20PM
0.07
12:51PM
0.18
11:53PM
0.07
12:54PM
0.19
12:27AM
0.09
12:50PM
0.19
1:00AM
0.15
12:43PM
0.16
1:29AM
0.22

Note: the tide data above is for Ballycastle which is 2 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for Ballycastle.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph
Offshore winds at Ballycastle blow from the SE

Monday
19
Tuesday
20
Wednesday
21
Thursday
22
Friday
23
Saturday
24
Sunday
25
Monday
26
Tuesday
27
Wednesday
28
Thursday
29
Friday
30
AMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNight
cloudy
light rain
light rain
cloudy
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
clear
partially cloudy
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
partially cloudy
rain showers
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
cloudy
light rain
rain showers
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-13-----------------------1-------33
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98887679681181012891391010810108101088879107876
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6:11--6:09--6:07--6:05--6:01--6:00--5:58--5:56--5:52--5:50--5:48--5:47--
-8:37--8:38--8:40--8:43--8:44--8:45--8:47--8:50--8:52--8:53--8:55--8:58-

Short Range Forecast: Light rain (total 4mm), mostly falling on Mon night. Very mild (max 11°C on Mon morning, min 6°C on Tue night). Wind will be generally light.

Days 3-6 Weather Summary Mostly dry. Very mild (max 13°C on Fri afternoon, min 8°C on Thu morning). Wind will be generally light.

Days 6-9 Weather Summary Some drizzle, heaviest during Tue night. Very mild (max 12°C on Tue afternoon, min 8°C on Sun night). Wind will be generally light.

Long Range Forecast: Light rain (total 6mm), mostly falling on Fri afternoon. Very mild (max 10°C on Thu morning, min 6°C on Fri night). Winds increasing (calm on Thu afternoon, fresh winds from the SSW by Fri afternoon).

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Information about the Ballycastle Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for Ballycastle provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 12 days. A general guide to surfing at Ballycastle can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our Ballycastle surf forecast is unique since it includes wave energy (power) that defines the real feel of the surf rather than just the height or the period. If you surf the same spot (Ballycastle) regularly then make a mental note of the wave energy from the surf forecast table each time you go. Very soon you may start to choose your surf days based on the wave energy alone combined with our forecast of favourable offshore wind conditions. Our star ratings will help here and of course you will also find the usual wave height and period predictions on our surf forecasts as well as a full break down of the swell components under our advanced users option (to reveal that, click the little Einstein character under the tide times).

Further information to help with frequently asked questions about our surf forecast for Ballycastle may be found under the help tab on the top menu and also by moving your mouse over the question marks on the surf forecast table itself. Please always bear in mind that the forecast is for near-shore open water and local factors at each surf break influence the actual breaking wave height, such as the beach / reef profile, water depths offshore and shelter.

Are you planning a holiday in Antrim? If you are looking for accommodation near Ballycastle, camping, hotels and holiday cottages in Antrim, consider staying in Ballycastle which is 2 km (1 miles) away. Other places in and around Antrim where you can find information about places to rent, and car hire include Ballypatrick which is 6 km (4 miles) away, Coleraine, Ballymena and Campbeltown.