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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 Continuing glassy conditions at Back Strands (calm at Quay Ballina wx 56 km from Back Strands). 3.0m 13 s period swell from NNW
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Back Strands Surf Forecast / Sligo / Ireland

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 11 pm Thursday 23 Nov 2017 GMT

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 11.0 °C (Statistics for 23 Nov 1981-2005 - mean: 11.0 max: 12.0 min: 10.1 °C)

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Swell
Height Map See all maps
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
3
NNW
2.5
NNW
2.5
NNW
3.5
NW
4
NW
4
NW
3.5
NNW
3
NNW
2.1
NNW
2.5
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3
WNW
3
WNW
5
WNW
6
NW
5
NW
4.5
NNW
4
NNW
3.5
NNW
2.5
NNW
1.9
NNW
1.4
NNW
0.9
N
0.8
N
Period(s) (?)12131210111214141481210101312111111108799
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
(?)
Energy(?)235424722282256038694679563132421610947205614935677122377597448238972535132640820812699
Wind
(km/h)
20
NW
20
WNW
30
WNW
35
NW
40
NW
40
NW
35
NW
15
W
40
SW
35
WNW
30
WNW
35
W
55
WNW
40
NNW
40
NNW
40
N
40
NNW
35
NNW
30
NNW
25
NNW
5
N
20
WSW
30
W
Wind State(?)onononononononcross-
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High Tide
/ height (m)

8:44AM
2.96

9:03PM
2.50
9:33AM
2.81

10:00PM
2.35
10:31AM
2.70

11:13PM
2.28
11:41AM
2.67

12:34AM
2.35

12:51PM
2.76
1:44AM
2.54

1:53PM
2.93
2:38AM
2.81

2:45PM
3.16


Low Tide
/ height (m)
2:21AM
0.80

3:06PM
0.95

3:04AM
0.98
4:01PM
1.09

3:57AM
1.13
5:10PM
1.14

5:08AM
1.23

6:23PM
1.08
6:28AM
1.21

7:28PM
0.89
7:37AM
1.07

8:22PM
0.74(
8:36AM
0.84

9:10PM
0.37

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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Summary
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Rain (mm)
-417333-791213212--631-1
High °C
76666677910999108766776810
Low °C
666566669889897666776610
Chill °C (?)
42211124565546321123556
Sunrise
-8:19--8:22--8:22--8:25--8:26--8:27--8:30---
Sunset
--4:20--4:19--4:17--4:16--4:15--4:15--4:14--
Short Range Forecast: Heavy rain (total 38mm), heaviest during Sun afternoon. Cool air temperatures (max 10°C on Sun night, min 5°C on Fri night). Winds increasing (light winds from the WNW on Thu night, strong winds from the SW by Sun afternoon).Long Range Forecast:Heavy rain (total 31mm), heaviest during Mon night. Cool air temperatures (max 10°C on Tue morning, min 6°C on Tue night). Winds decreasing (near gales from the NW on Mon night, calm by Thu night).

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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.