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Black Rocks Surf Guide

Black Rocks in Antrim is an exposed reef break that has fairly consistent surf, although summer tends to be mostly flat. The best wind direction is from the south. Windswells and groundswells in equal measure and the best swell direction is from the northwest. There is no beach break and there is also a left hand reef break.. Best around high tide. Unlikely to be too crowded, even when the surf is up. Watch out for rocks.

Black Rocks Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
10.8°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Black Rocks:

The best conditions reported for surf at Black Rocks occur when a Northwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the South.

Surf Forecasts:

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

februaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Black Rocks with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of February. Clean surfable waves are typically found 40% of the time in February while 43% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 17% 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 Rocks Location Map

Interactive Black Rocks 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 Rocks is Londonderry Eglinton Airport (LDY) in North Ireland, 36 km (22 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Black Rocks is Islay Airport (ILY) in U.k, 60 km (37 miles) away.

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Black Rocks Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Thursday, 19 May 2022, 14:02 Local Time
Thursday 19Fri
Wave (m)
Period (s) 11 11 11 12
Wind (km/h)
Wind State off off off off

Swell History at Black Rocks

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

Wind History at Black Rocks

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

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