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Blackies ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.3
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 1.3

Overall: 3.2

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Blackies Surf Guide

Blackies in Orange County is a reasonably exposed beach and point break that only works once in a while. Winter is the best time of year for surfing here. The best wind direction is from the northeast. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the best swell direction is from the west. The beach breaks consists of lefts and there is a left hand point break as well. Best around low tide when the tide is rising. It's often crowded here. Take care of the strong rips here.

Blackies Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp:

Surfing Blackies:

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

Surf Forecasts:

California wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Use the tab navigation above to view Blackies sea temperature, Blackies photographs, Blackies detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Blackies webcams, current wind from CAL - Orange County live weather stations and Blackies tide predictions. The United States swell maps link will open up the big picture showing United States 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 States 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 Blackies

Blackies Surf:

Wednesday, 8 July 2020, 15:24 Local time
Wednesday 08
Wave (m) 0.5
Period (s) 13 13 13 13
Wind (km/h) 15
SSW 10
SW 5
Wind State on on on cross-

Tide Times:

For Newport Bay Entrance, Corona del Mar, California (2), 3 km from Blackies.

IS AT (local time)

Blackies Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Corona Del Mar, 5 km from Blackies.

light winds from the SSW

Air temperature
23 °C

Current weather near Blackies

Buoy Data:

At San Pedro South, CA, 14 miles from Blackies.

  9AM 10AM 11AM 12PM
Data Age 5 hr 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr
Wave height (m) 1.2
Dominant period (s) 8 7 8 13

All wavebuoys around Blackies

Overall Blackies Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in July

Surf stats for Blackies: see the swell variation by month.


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

Blackie's Newport Beach,CA, Blackies photo


Photo credit: halvy

Blackies Location Maps

Blackies Location Map

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Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Blackies:

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Tide stations nearest to Blackies:

  • Closest tide station
    Newport Bay Entrance, Corona del Mar (2)
    2 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    Santa Ana River entrance (inside)
    2 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    Balboa Pier, Newport Beach
    2 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    Newport Bay Entrance
    3 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    Huntington Beach
    6 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to Blackies is John Wayne Arpt Orange Co (Santa Ana) Airport (SNA) in USA, 9 km (6 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Blackies is Tustin Mcaf Airport (NTK), also in USA, 14 km (9 miles) away.
  • Third is Long Beach Airport (LGB) in USA, 30 km (19 miles) away.
  • Jack Northrop Fld Hawthorne Muni Airport (HHR) in USA is 51 km (32 miles) away.
  • Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), also in USA is the fifth nearest airport to Blackies and is 57 km (35 miles) away.
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