Name: Portrush-West Strand
Best Swell: NW Offshore Wind: SE
Portrush-West Strand in Antrim is an exposed beach break that has consistent surf, although summer tends to be mostly flat. Offshore winds blow from the southeast with some shelter here from east winds. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the best swell direction is from the northwest. The beach breaks offer lefts and rights. Good surf at all stages of the tide. Often Crowded.
A variety of left and right peaks on this beachbreak. Consistent, liking a pushing mid tide to really get going. Watch out for the sharks (only kidding!) - but note the rocks at the far end of the bay. Being a premier resort on the North Coast, it gets easily crowded particularly in summer. Something for everyone here.
Experience: beginners - expert
Tides: mid - high
Swell size: 3ft +
Swell direction: NW, N
Wind: S, SW