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

Overall: 3.6

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  1. weather stationWind Update Cross-on wind has become cross-off at Back Strands (light winds from the SSW at Finner 17 km from Back Strands). 1.2m 15 s period swell from W
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17 km away, 1 h 39 min ago

Light
14 km/h
SSW
16.5
14.8
Air / Water (°C)
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Back Strands Surf Forecast / Sligo / Ireland

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 6 am Wednesday 26 Sep 2018 IST

Back Strands surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.

Today's Back Strands sea temperature is 14.8 °C (Statistics for 26 Sep 1981-2005 - mean: 13.5 max: 14.6 min: 12.3 °C)

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Swell
Height Map See all maps
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
3
W
2.5
WNW
2.2
W
2.5
WNW
2.3
WNW
1.7
WNW
1.5
NW
1.4
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1.9
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1.9
WNW
Period(s) (?)15141312121111111010101415141212111099999
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
(?)
Energy(?)35702410171017831401726524408340226264197739183398234413721001322749798606542572
Wind
(km/h)
25
SW
20
SW
20
SSW
20
SW
20
N
10
NNE
10
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10
NNW
5
SW
10
SSW
15
WSW
20
WSW
20
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25
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20
NNW
5
NE
15
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25
SW
25
W
20
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15
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20
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25
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Wind State(?)crosscrosscross-
off
crosscross-
on
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cross-
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High Tide
/ height (m)


7:21PM
3.62
7:40AM
3.38

7:53PM
3.56
8:13AM
3.35

8:26PM
3.44
8:48AM
3.27

9:03PM
3.26
9:28AM
3.13

9:47PM
3.03
10:16AM
2.95

10:42PM
2.78
11:20AM
2.79

12:00AM
2.57
12:46PM
2.73

Low Tide
/ height (m)

1:11PM
0.21
1:35AM
0.12

1:43PM
0.22
2:06AM
0.17

2:17PM
0.29
2:39AM
0.27

2:54PM
0.42
3:16AM
0.44

3:37PM
0.60
4:00AM
0.65

4:31PM
0.80

4:57AM
0.87
5:44PM
0.98

6:16AM
1.04

Note: the tide data above is calculated at the surf break location.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph

Offshore winds at Back Strands blow from the SE.
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High °C
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Low °C
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Chill °C (?)
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Sunrise
7:26--7:28--7:30--7:31--7:33--7:35--7:37--7:39-
Sunset
-7:22--7:19--7:16--7:14--7:12--7:08--7:07--7:04
Short Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Cool air temperatures (max 17°C on Wed afternoon, min 7°C on Fri night). Wind will be generally light.Long Range Forecast:Light rain (total 3mm), mostly falling on Mon night. Cool air temperatures (max 13°C on Mon night, min 9°C on Sun morning). Wind will be generally light.

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Information about the Back Strands Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for Back Strands provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 7 days. A general guide to surfing at Back Strands can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our Back Strands surf forecast is unique since it includes wave energy (power) that defines the real feel of the surf rather than just the height or the period. If you surf the same spot (Back Strands) regularly then make a mental note of the wave energy from the surf forecast table each time you go. Very soon you may start to choose your surf days based on the wave energy alone combined with our forecast of favourable offshore wind conditions. Our star ratings will help here and of course you will also find the usual wave height and period predictions on our surf forecasts as well as a full break down of the swell components under our advanced users option (to reveal that, click the little Einstein character under the tide times).

Further information to help with frequently asked questions about our surf forecast for Back Strands may be found under the help tab on the top menu and also by moving your mouse over the question marks on the surf forecast table itself. Please always bear in mind that the forecast is for near-shore open water and local factors at each surf break influence the actual breaking wave height, such as the beach / reef profile, water depths offshore and shelter.

Are you planning a holiday in Sligo? If you are looking for accommodation near Back Strands, camping, hotels and holiday cottages in Sligo, consider staying in Sligo which is 19 km (12 miles) away. Other places in and around Sligo where you can find information about places to rent, and car hire include Killybegs which is 21 km (13 miles) away, Enniskillen, Ballina and Letterkenny.