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Black Rock break guidePhoto by: Mike hockslong

Black Rock Surf Guide

Black Rock on the North Coast is an exposed reef break that has dependable surf. Summer offers the favoured conditions for surfing. The best wind direction is from the west. Windswells and groundswells in equal measure and the best swell direction is from the northeast. A right hand reef break. Best around mid tide when the tide is falling. Sometimes crowded. Beware of rocks and locals.

Black Rock Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
19.1°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Black Rock:

The best conditions reported for surf at Black Rock occur when a Northeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the West.

Surf Forecasts:

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

mayBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Black Rock with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of May. Clean surfable waves are typically found 10% of the time in May while 22% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 68% 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 Rock Location Map

Interactive Black Rock 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 nearest passenger airport to Black Rock is Gold Coast Coolangatta Airport (OOL) in Australia, which is 40 km (25 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Black Rock is Brisbane International Airport (BNE), also in Australia, 134 km (83 miles) away.

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Black Rock Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Thursday, 18 August 2022, 17:12 Local Time
Wave (m)
Period (s) 11 12 12 11
Wind (km/h)
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Swell History at Black Rock

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

Wind History at Black Rock

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

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