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Black Middens Surf Guide

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.

Black Middens Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
9.9°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Black Middens:

The best conditions reported for surf at Black Middens occur when a North-northeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the North.

Surf Forecasts:

What's the best time of year to surf Black Middens (for consistent clean waves)?

novemberBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Black Middens with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of November. Clean surfable waves are typically found 11% of the time in November while 4% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 85% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Black Middens Location Map

Interactive Black Middens surf break location map. View information about nearby surf breaks, their wave consistency and rating compared to other spots in the region. Current swell conditions from local buoys are shown along with live wind speed and direction from nearby weather stations. Click icons on the map for more detail. 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.

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Black Middens Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Friday, 27 May 2022, 04:14 Local Time
Friday 27
Wave (m)
Period (s) 5 6 - 6
Wind (km/h)
Wind State cross cross cross-

Swell History at Black Middens

Surf stats for Black Middens, see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at Black Middens

Wind stats for Black Middens, see the variation in direction and stength by month or season on the history page here.

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