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Blackies ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.2
Difficulty Level: 2.8
Wind and Kite Surfing: 2.3
Crowds: 2.0

Overall: 3.3

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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

Type:Rating:
Icon beachBeach and pointIcon  s33.3
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
inconsistent
17.9°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

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:

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

januaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Blackies with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of January. Clean surfable waves are typically found 5% of the time in January while 8% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 87% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
5%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
8%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
87%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Blackies Location Map

Interactive Blackies 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 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.

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Icon legend buoysLive Wave Height (m)
Icon legend windLive Wind Speed (km/h)
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Blackies Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Saturday, 12 June 2021, 04:27 Local Time
Saturday 12
2AM5AM8AM11AM
Wave (m) 1.1
W
1.0
W
0.9
W
0.8
W
Period (s) 8 8 7 7
Wind (km/h)
10
10
10
10
Wind State cross cross cross cross-
on

Swell History at Blackies

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

Wind History at Blackies

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

Other Nearby Breaks Closest To:

Discover surf breaks near Blackies. Click below to view there surf guides.

    • Icon beach  redBreakwater
    • Icon  s33.2
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    1km away
    • Icon pointPoint
    • Icon  s33.4
    Reliability: inconsistent
    1km away
    • Icon river  redRiver
    • Icon  s43.6
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    1km away
    • Icon beachBeach
    • Icon  s43.8
    Reliability: very consistent
    2km away
    • Icon sandbar  redSandbar
    • Icon  s33.2
    Reliability: rarely breaks
    2km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To Blackies: