Back Strands ratings
Quality on a good day: 5.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Crowds: 3.0

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Back Strands Surf Forecast and Surf Reports

(Sligo, Ireland)


Back Strands Spot ID:

Type: reef

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell W | Wind SE

Sea Temperature Today is: 9.4 °C

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Sunday, 19 April 2015, 10:28 Local time

Sunday 19
10AM 1PM 4PM 7PM
Wave (m) 1.2
Period (s) 18 17 16 16
Wind (km/h) 20
ESE 20
ESE 10
ENE 15
Wind State cross-

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Back Strands in Sligo is a reasonably exposed reef break that has pretty consitent surf and can work at any time of the year. Offshore winds blow from the southeast. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the west. When it's working here, it can get crowded.

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Live Weather:

At Finner, 17 km from Back Strands.

light winds from the ESE

Air temperature
6.1 °C

Current weather near Back Strands

Overall Back Strands Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in April

This image describes the range of swells directed at Back Strands over a normal April. ... (show all text)

The graph shows how commonly and how strongly the wind blows from different directions ... (show all text)

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Also see Back Strands surf quality by season and Back Strands surf quality by month.

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Back Strands Location Map

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Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Back Strands:

  (click location name for more details)
Closest break Mullaghmore 2 mi
Second closest break Streedagh Strand 4 mi
Third closest break Tullaghan 6 mi
Fourth closest break Harbour 7 mi
Fifth closest break Bundoran 8 mi

Wave buoys nearest to Back Strands:

Closest wave buoy M4 Donegal Bay Buoy 71 mi
Second closest wave buoy M2 Lambay Buoy 142 mi
Third closest wave buoy K4 Buoy 157 mi
Fourth closest wave buoy Liverpool Buoy 208 mi
Fifth closest wave buoy Aberporth Buoy 222 mi

Tide stations nearest to Back Strands:

Closest tide station Londonderry 60 mi
Second closest tide station Westport 62 mi
Third closest tide station Bun Cranncha 63 mi
Fourth closest tide station Galway 85 mi
Fifth closest tide station Portstewart 87 mi

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Ski Resorts closest to Back Strands:

Closest ski area Glencoe Mountain Resort (United Kingdom) 208 mi
Second closest ski area Nevis Range (United Kingdom) 214 mi
Third closest ski area Raise (United Kingdom) 219 mi
Fourth closest ski area Yad Moss (United Kingdom) 246 mi
Fifth closest ski area Harwood Common (United Kingdom) 249 mi

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Town and city forecasts close to Back Strands:

Closest city location Derry (United Kingdom) 60 mi
Second closest city location Londonderry County Borough (United Kingdom) 60 mi
Third closest city location Lisburn (United Kingdom) 73 mi
Fourth closest city location Craigavon (United Kingdom) 85 mi
Fifth closest city location Galway (Ireland) 85 mi
  • The closest passenger airport to Back Strands is Sligo Airport (SXL) in Ireland, 20 km (12 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Back Strands is St Angelo (Enniskillen) Airport (ENK) in England, 54 km (34 miles) away.
  • Third is Connaught Airport (NOC) in Ireland, 64 km (40 miles) away.
  • Londonderry Eglinton Airport (LDY) in North Ireland is 107 km (66 miles) away.
  • Galway Airport (GWY) in Ireland is the fifth nearest airport to Back Strands and is 131 km (81 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Back Strands, Sligo. Use the tab navigation above to view Back Strands sea temperature, Back Strands photographs, Back Strands detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Back Strands webcams, current wind from Sligo live weather stations and Back Strands tide predictions. The Ireland swell maps link will open up the big picture showing Ireland and the surrounding seas. These swell maps can be animated to show the different swell components, wave energy, wave period, wave heights, together with wind and weather forecasts, current weather and sea state observations from Ireland wave-buoys, passing ships and coastal weather stations. Each of the forecast pages for this surf break feature a global and regional wavefinder tool to locate the best surf conditions in the area around Back Strands.


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