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Black Middens ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 2.7

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Black Middens Spot ID

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Type: reef/rivermouth/pier

Reliability: inconsistent

Best: Swell NNE | Wind N

Sea Temperature Today is: 10.2 °C

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Tuesday, 19 November 2019, 07:37 Local time
Tuesday 19
Wave (m) 0.6
Period (s) 6 6 7 7
Wind (km/h) 5
SSW 15
SSE 15
SSE 20
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Black Middens in North East England is a sheltered reef/rivermouth/pier break that has inconsistent surf. Winter and spring are the best times of year to visit. Ideal winds are from the north with some shelter here from north winds. Waves just as likely from local windswells as from distant groundswells and the best swell direction is from the north northeast. There is a left hand reef break. Sometimes crowded. Beware of pollution and rocks.

United Kingdom wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For North Shields, England, 1 km from Black Middens.

IS AT (local time)

Black Middens Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At North Shields, 3 km from Black Middens.


Air temperature
-1 °C

Current weather near Black Middens

Buoy Data:

At Newbiggin Waverider, 12 miles from Black Middens.

  2AM 3AM 4AM 5AM
Data Age 5 hr 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr
Wave height (m) 1.0
Dominant period (s) 6.3 5.6 5.6 5.9

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Overall Black Middens Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in November


Surf stats for Black Middens: see the swell variation by month.

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Wind stats for Black Middens: see the variation in direction and stength by month.

Black Middens Location Maps

Black Middens Location Map

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Wave buoys nearest to Black Middens:

Tide stations nearest to Black Middens:

  • Closest tide station
    North Shields
    1 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    Tyne River Entrance
    1 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    2 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    4 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    7 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to Black Middens is Newcastle Airport (NCL) in England, 18 km (11 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Black Middens is Teesside Airport (MME), also in England, 56 km (35 miles) away.
  • Third is Carlisle Airport (CAX) in England, 89 km (55 miles) away.
  • Leeds Bradford Airport (LBA) in England is 129 km (80 miles) away.
  • Walney Island (Barrow Island) Airport (BWF), also in England is the fifth nearest airport to Black Middens and is 154 km (96 miles) away.
Black Middens break location map and break info

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