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Black Rock ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.5
Consistency of Surf: 3.5
Difficulty Level: 3.5
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 2.9

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Black Rock Surf Forecast / NSW – North Coast / Australia

12 Day Weather and Surf, issued 9 pm Sunday 11 Apr 2021 AEST
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Black Rock surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Black Rock sea temperature is 25.0 °C (Statistics for 11 Apr 1981-2005 - mean: 24.7 max: 25.6 min: 23.6 °C)
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Black Rock surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Black Rock sea temperature is 25.0 °C (Statistics for 11 Apr 1981-2005 - mean: 24.7 max: 25.6 min: 23.6 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update Offshore wind has become cross-off at Black Rock (moderate winds from the SW at Cape Byron Aws 14 km from Black Rock).

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Moderate
22 km/h
SW
Cross-Off
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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for Black Rock this week:

The surf forecast for Black Rock over the next 12 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Monday (Apr 12) at 4AM. The primary swell is predicted to be 0.4m and 13s period with a secondary swell of 0.4m and 8s. The wind is predicted to be cross-offshore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Black Rock in the next 12 days are 0.6m 12s and forecast to arrive on Tuesday (Apr 13) at 10AM. Winds are predicted to be cross-offshore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 2.4m 8s period and expected on Saturday (Apr 17) at 4PM.

Wave TypeTime (AEST) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+) 4AM (Mon 12th Apr)1.5ft (0.4m) 13s
Best Surf 1AM (Tue 13th Apr)2ft (0.6m) 12s
Most Powerful10AM (Tue 13th Apr)2ft (0.6m) 12s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for Black Rock 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
12
Tuesday
13
Wednesday
14
Thursday
15
Friday
16
Saturday
17
Sunday
18
Monday
19
Tuesday
20
Wednesday
21
Thursday
22
Fri
23
NightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPM
110222100000000000010000000000000000
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T new south wales.htsgw.metric.30.cc23
T new south wales.htsgw.metric.54.cc23
T new south wales.htsgw.metric.78.cc23
T new south wales.htsgw.metric.102.cc23
T new south wales.htsgw.metric.126.cc23
T new south wales.htsgw.metric.150.cc23
T new south wales.htsgw.metric.174.cc23
T new south wales.htsgw.metric.198.cc23
T new south wales.htsgw.metric.222.cc23
T new south wales.htsgw.metric.246.cc23
T new south wales.htsgw.metric.270.cc23
T new south wales.htsgw.metric.294.cc23
0.4
ESE
0.4
ESE
0.5
E
0.6
E
0.6
ESE
0.6
ESE
0.5
E
0.4
ESE
0.4
ESE
0.4
ESE
0.3
ESE
0.3
ESE
0.4
NE
0.3
ENE
0.3
ENE
0.4
NE
0.4
NE
0.2
ENE
0.1
NE
1
SE
0.9
SE
0.7
SE
0.6
ESE
0.6
ESE
0.4
SE
0.4
ENE
0.4
ENE
0.6
NE
0.6
ENE
0.6
ENE
0.5
ENE
0.4
ENE
0.4
ENE
0.3
ENE
0.3
NNE
0.3
E
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595585113123115704543422523179101213548966382625111617363131261514838
15
SSW
10
SSW
15
SSE
10
SW
10
SSW
10
SE
5
WSW
5
N
15
NNE
10
NW
5
N
10
NNE
10
NW
5
S
15
S
10
SW
10
SW
10
SSW
10
SW
15
SSW
15
S
10
SW
15
SSW
10
SSE
10
W
5
N
10
ENE
5
WNW
5
NW
5
NNW
10
WNW
10
W
5
WSW
10
SW
5
S
15
SSE
cross-
off
cross-
off
crosscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
on
glasscrosscross-
on
cross-
off
glasscrosscross-
off
crosscrosscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
crosscross-
off
cross-
off
crossoffglassoncross-
off
cross-
off
glasscross-
off
offoffcross-
off
crosscross-
on
8:23AM
1.45
8:51PM
1.50
8:55AM
1.37
9:25PM
1.51
9:26AM
1.29
9:59PM
1.50
9:58AM
1.19
10:35PM
1.47
10:33AM
1.09
11:13PM
1.43
11:11AM
0.99
11:56PM
1.39
11:57AM
0.91
12:48AM
1.36
1:01PM
0.85
1:51AM
1.35
2:31PM
0.86
3:03AM
1.38
4:02PM
0.94
4:10AM
1.43
5:02PM
1.07
5:07AM
1.49
5:49PM
1.23
2:18AM
0.27
2:31PM
0.16
2:55AM
0.28
2:59PM
0.17
3:32AM
0.32
3:27PM
0.20
4:10AM
0.38
3:56PM
0.25
4:52AM
0.44
4:25PM
0.31
5:39AM
0.51
4:57PM
0.39
6:39AM
0.57
5:35PM
0.46
8:02AM
0.59
6:29PM
0.54
9:29AM
0.56
7:48PM
0.59
10:27AM
0.49
9:23PM
0.57
11:10AM
0.41
10:39PM
0.50
11:48AM
0.32

Note: the tide data above is for Brunswick Heads, Australia which is 6 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for Black Rock.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph
Offshore winds at Black Rock blow from the W

Monday
12
Tuesday
13
Wednesday
14
Thursday
15
Friday
16
Saturday
17
Sunday
18
Monday
19
Tuesday
20
Wednesday
21
Thursday
22
Fri
23
NightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPM
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
rain showers
rain showers
partially cloudy
clear
cloudy
rain showers
clear
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
rain showers
rain showers
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121715131818162119162320182221182017131818141917152120162319162521162120
171918152120172322182623192522192018162120162221162322182625182626192221
-6:01--6:01--6:01--6:03--6:03--6:03--6:03--6:05--6:05--6:05--6:07--6:07-
--5:30--5:30--5:29--5:28--5:27--5:25--5:24--5:23--5:22--5:22--5:21--5:20

Short Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Warm (max 23°C on Wed morning, min 12°C on Sun night). Wind will be generally light.

Days 3-6 Weather Summary Light rain (total 7mm), mostly falling on Sat afternoon. Warm (max 26°C on Thu morning, min 16°C on Wed night). Wind will be generally light.

Days 6-9 Weather Summary Light rain (total 2mm), mostly falling on Sun night. Warm (max 23°C on Tue morning, min 13°C on Sat night). Wind will be generally light.

Long Range Forecast: Light rain (total 2mm), mostly falling on Fri morning. Warm (max 26°C on Wed morning, min 16°C on Tue night). Wind will be generally light.

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Information about the Black Rock Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for Black Rock provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 12 days. A general guide to surfing at Black Rock can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our Black Rock 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 (Black Rock) 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 Black Rock 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 North Coast - New South Wales? If you are looking for accommodation near Black Rock, camping, hotels and holiday cottages in North Coast - New South Wales, consider staying in Banora Point which is 34 km (21 miles) away. Other places in and around North Coast - New South Wales where you can find information about places to rent, and car hire include Ballina which is 38 km (24 miles) away, Lismore, Surfers Paradise and Gold Coast.

We hope you find the new 12-day forecasts and additional details useful.

Kudos to everyone who helped us debug this over the past 3 months.

Be sure to click on the Advanced Surf option to see extra details about the sea-state. Look out for crossing swells and short period local wind swells and chop that will often spoil a groundswell even if the wind is perfect. As yet there is no allowance for this in the swell rating. This is something we are working on.