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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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Back Strands Surf Forecast / Sligo / Ireland

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 11 pm Friday 17 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 11.7 °C (Statistics for 17 Nov 1981-2005 - mean: 11.2 max: 12.2 min: 10.1 °C)

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Swell
Height Map See all maps
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
3
NW
2.5
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2.3
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1.6
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1.1
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0.9
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2.3
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3
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2.5
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1.8
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1.4
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1.3
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3
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3.5
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4.5
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5
NW
Period(s) (?)1211111011101112121212118111211111212891112
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
(?)
Energy(?)22711627117154926917113112284197397755035025259610046344414565221117198547646551
Wind
(km/h)
20
W
10
NW
10
NNW
10
SE
20
SE
20
SSE
30
SW
35
WSW
25
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15
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20
SW
5
NNW
20
NE
15
ENE
0
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30
S
20
ESE
35
W
40
SSW
50
SSW
50
W
45
WNW
45
WNW
Wind State(?)cross-
on
oncross-
on
offoffcross-
off
crosscross-
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cross-
on
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High Tide
/ height (m)

5:17AM
3.40
5:28PM
3.35

5:49AM
3.44

6:01PM
3.29
6:21AM
3.44

6:35PM
3.20
6:54AM
3.38

7:08PM
3.05
7:28AM
3.27

7:43PM
2.88
8:04AM
3.13

8:20PM
2.69
8:44AM
2.96

9:03PM
2.50

Low Tide
/ height (m)
11:06PM
0.21
11:24AM
0.34

11:37PM
0.22
11:58AM
0.32

12:08AM
0.26

12:32PM
0.36
12:39AM
0.35

1:07PM
0.46
1:11AM
0.48

1:43PM
0.60
1:45AM
0.63

2:22PM
0.77
2:21AM
0.80

3:06PM
0.95


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)
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High °C
99877101312121313121081213121199987
Low °C
998661012121110131188101212789977
Chill °C (?)
676647109911111285101010854432
Sunrise
-8:08--8:11--8:12--8:15--8:15--8:18--8:19---
Sunset
--4:28--4:25--4:24--4:23--4:22--4:21--4:20--
Short Range Forecast: Heavy rain (total 25mm), heaviest during Mon night. Cool air temperatures (max 13°C on Sun night, min 6°C on Sat night). Winds increasing (light winds from the E on Sat night, fresh winds from the WSW by Mon morning).Long Range Forecast:Heavy rain (total 84mm), heaviest during Wed morning. Cool air temperatures (max 13°C on Wed night, min 7°C on Thu afternoon). Winds increasing (calm on Wed afternoon, near gales from the SSW by Fri morning).

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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.