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Teiki Mathieu Baillan surfing a self-made Alaia surfboard in Lances Left, Mentawaï, Indonesia. Photo by C. Naslain, 2009.

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 Blackies

USA, California, Orange County

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Datum: WGS84 [ Help ]
Precision: Approximate

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Latitude: 33° 36.543' N
Longitude: 117° 55.923' W

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 Access

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.

English (Translate this text in English): 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.

English (Translate this text in English): 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.

English (Translate this text in English): 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

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 Surf Spot Characteristics

Alternative name Newport Pier

Surf Spot Quality

Wave qualityRegional Classic

ExperienceAll surfers

FrequencySometimes break

Wave

TypeBeach-break

DirectionRight and left

BottomSandy

PowerHollow, Fast, Powerful, Fun

Normal lengthShort (< 50m)

Good day lengthLong (150 to 300 m)

Tide, Swell and Wind

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

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Week crowdCrowded

Week-end crowdUltra crowded

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 Additional Information

good when its big enough takes a big swell to get it big enough. breaks the least in all of newps

English (Translate this text in English): good when its big enough takes a big swell to get it big enough. breaks the least in all of newps

English (Translate this text in English): good when its big enough takes a big swell to get it big enough. breaks the least in all of newps

English (Translate this text in English): good when its big enough takes a big swell to get it big enough. breaks the least in all of newps

Atmosphere

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.

English (Translate this text in English): 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.

English (Translate this text in English): 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.

English (Translate this text in English): 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.

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Blackies
Por werksux
6 nov 2011
choppy but fun - I wish I could have gone out earlier before it got so choppy.  Still had fun on the single fin, had some pretty long rights with a decent amount of wave to work with.  The weather was perfect and the water isn't too cold yet.  
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Blackies
Por DrC123
26 nov 2009
King Oscar - Happy Thanksgiving with the US Ski Team!   11/26 Update: Water is still warm for this time of the year, however that could change overnight, all you need is is a big NW upwelling and it could drop from 62F to 52F. It is amazing
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Blackies
Por werksux
26 oct 2009
Small but glassed -
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Blackies
Por DrC123
12 feb 2009
Colors - After a week of La Niña storms and pouring rain followed by gale force winds (thought the big California Palm trees would come crashing down all over) surf was "Victory at Sea" until the last couple of days.
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Blackies
Por DrC123
31 ene 2009
The bird is the word ... - 9 AM Blackies Newport Beach, water was a cool 58 F but the air was sunny and warm, 80 F by noon, not a cloud in the blue sky. Indian Summer in Southern California! Offshore Santa Ana wind blowing from the desert through the mountain canyons to
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Trip: Hang on Sloopy ...
By DrC123
From May 19, 2008 to May 19, 2008
Hang on Sloopy!   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hGuPc01Dn7c    I'm free ... free falling ... free falling ... nose down angle past 45 degrees, side angle 30 degrees ... in the breech ... Wham ... the pie
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Trip: Spring Break
By DrC123
From Mar 28, 2008 to Mar 28, 2008
Spring break .. usually a down time in Southern California as there is a lull period .. the end of storm swells from the far North West and just the beginning of action from the Southern Hemisphere .. but some times you get lucky!&nb
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Trip: The Pursuit of Perfection
By DrC123
From Mar 13, 2008 to Mar 13, 2008
Pacific Coast Highway, Santa Monica just before 8AM daylight savings time ... 8 miles to Malibu! Slip in behind the beautiful black $350,000 Bentley Azure Convertible ... a yellow 911 Turbo bugging my tail ... ease passed the Lincoln Limo and the b
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By NewportNewbie , 01-06-2013

Not new to Newp but new to surfing! - Ok so I hear Blackies is beginner friendly. How true is this really? I usually go down near jetty where there's no crowd.. But don't want to have any incidents w/ locals ... Anyone want to get together if ur new like me? I'm going to OCC surf class but that's in fall. I need buddies to go out and be kooky w/ now. Lol I have a longboard and a fish .... I also need to know where the calmest breaks area. I'm wanting to build my upper strength first and just paddle out where it's pretty mellow. Down by jetty was too choppy and I think blown out... It was windy. But anyone who needs a beginner buddy message me!!

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!!

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