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Portballintrae break guidePhoto by: Manny

Portballintrae Surf Guide

Portballintrae in Antrim is an exposed beach break that has fairly consistent surf, although summer tends to be mostly flat. The best wind direction is from the southeast. Waves just as likely from local windswells as from distant groundswells and the ideal swell angle is from the northwest. The beach break provides left and right handers. The quality of the surf isn't affected by the tide. Even when there are waves, it's not likley to be crowded.

Portballintrae Spot Info

Type:Rating:
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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
14.4°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Portballintrae:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

aprilBest Season: spring
The best time of year for surfing Portballintrae with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Spring and most often the month of April. Clean surfable waves are typically found 30% of the time in April while 48% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 22% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
30%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
48%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
22%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Portballintrae Location Map

Interactive Portballintrae 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 Portballintrae is Londonderry Eglinton Airport (LDY) in North Ireland, 44 km (27 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Portballintrae is Islay Airport (ILY) in U.k, 54 km (34 miles) away.

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Portballintrae Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Thursday, 6 October 2022, 01:12 Local Time
Thursday 06
4AM7AM10AM1PM
Wave (m)
2.5
NW
2.4
NW
2.3
NW
2.5
NW
Period (s) 12 12 11 12
Wind (km/h)
35
35
30
30
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Swell History at Portballintrae

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

Wind History at Portballintrae

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

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