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Latitude: 33° 36.543' N
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To get there you have to go on a street called Balboia street it is a street that is off to the side of PCH and you take that until you see a sign that says Newport Pier and it is on the north side after the pier and before the first jetty.
DistanceIn the city
WalkInstant access (< 5min)
Easy to find?Easy to find
Public access?Public access
Special accessDon't know
Alternative name Newport Pier
Wave qualityRegional Classic
DirectionRight and left
PowerHollow, Fast, Powerful, Fun
Normal lengthShort (< 50m)
Good day lengthLong (150 to 300 m)
Good swell directionNorthWest, West
Good wind directionEast, NorthEast
Swell sizeStarts working at 1.0m-1.5m / 3ft-5ft and holds up to 4m+ / 12ft
Best tide positionLow and mid tide
Best tide movementRising tide
Week-end crowdUltra crowded
good when its big enough takes a big swell to get it big enough. breaks the least in all of newps
Most of the year Blackies (named after the bar which you can see from the line up), is a friendly beginner/long board wave. In the summer months it stays smaller than the Newport breaks to the north. In the winter, Blackies can be a very different animal. With a solid northwest swell, blackies turns into one of OC's best beach breaks with heaving peaks and brutal crowds. If the sand fills in around the 28th street jetty to the north it can result in all time epic sessions.
By Anonymous , 27-10-2009
Too Much Fun - Known for beginners, tourists, and extreme crowds, a reputation that may keep many away. Hardly a bad vibe, except around the 28th St jetty where I seen more than one conflict. Holds a south wind well and remains more surfable than many other spots. Some day are impossible with crowds and PARKING. Other days are full of grace. Don't miss it.
By Big ProKamzi , 28-02-2008
Ok 4 all of 'the OC' jerks that ever whined about Blackies; obvoiusly you're ALL full of BS! - After 30+ years as a Newport local surfer, this was where I got my first tube ride by the way, here's a spot that when monitored between Dec.-April u can catch it as excellent as ANY So.Cali beach-break gets when it works! End of story, it's all up 2 u people now, I've since that time retired from surfing. Go 4 it!!
By Anonymous , 27-02-2007
fun spot - Blackies is one of my favorite spots, it doesn't break very often but when it does it is a fun wave. it gets very crowded on the weekends and alot of beginner longboarders are there, which i'm completely cool with (everyone was a beginner once). i ride a 6' fish their just for a fun and relaxed ride. on a normal day the waves are very mushy and forgiving but still have some push behind them. bring quarters, the parking police are ruthless.
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