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Black Rock ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0

Overall: 3.0

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Black Rock Surf Guide

Black Rock in The Vale of Glamorgan is a fairly exposed point break that has reasonably consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. Offshore winds are from the north northeast. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the optimum swell angle is from the southwest. Waves at the beach break both left and right Best around mid tide. Be wary of rips - they make surfing here dangerous.

Black Rock Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp:
fairly consistent13.4°C

Surfing Black Rock:

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

Surf Forecasts:

United Kingdom wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Use the tab navigation above to view Black Rock sea temperature, Black Rock photographs, Black Rock detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Black Rock webcams, current wind from Wales - South East live weather stations and Black Rock tide predictions. The United Kingdom swell maps link will open up the big picture showing United Kingdom 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 United Kingdom 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 Black Rock

Black Rock Surf:

Thursday, 28 May 2020, 15:24 Local time
Thursday 28Fri
Wave (m) 0.2
Period (s) 8 8 8 8
Wind (km/h) 15
ESE 20
ESE 10
ESE 20
Wind State cross cross cross cross-

Tide Times:

For Porthcawl, 2 km from Black Rock.

IS AT (local time)

Black Rock Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Scarweather WaveNet Site, 18 km from Black Rock.


Air temperature
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Current weather near Black Rock

Buoy Data:

At Scarweather WaveNet Site, 12 miles from Black Rock.

  10AM 11AM 12PM 1PM
Data Age 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr
Wave height (m) 0.6
Average period (s) 3.2 2.9 2.9 3.0

All wavebuoys around Black Rock

Overall Black Rock Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in May


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

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

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Black Rock Location Maps

Black Rock Location Map

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Use this relief map to navigate to Wales - South East surf spots and tide stations that are in the area of Black Rock

Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Black Rock:

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Wave buoys nearest to Black Rock:

Tide stations nearest to Black Rock:

  • Closest tide station
    1 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    3 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    Llantwit Major
    9 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    Briton Ferry
    12 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    14 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to Black Rock is Cardiff Airport (CWL) in Wales, 24 km (15 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Black Rock is Swansea Airport (SWS), also in Wales, 31 km (19 miles) away.
  • Third is Bristol Airport (BRS) in England, 67 km (42 miles) away.
  • Bristol Filton Airport (FZO) in England is 75 km (47 miles) away.
  • Exeter Airport (EXT), also in England is the fifth nearest airport to Black Rock and is 84 km (52 miles) away.
Black Rock break location map and break info