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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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Moderate
25 km/h
SE
12.5
11.1
Air / Water (°C)
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Back Strands Surf Forecast / Sligo / Ireland

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 5 am Saturday 17 Nov 2018 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 11.1 °C (Statistics for 17 Nov 1981-2005 - mean: 11.2 max: 12.2 min: 10.1 °C)

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Height Map See all maps
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
1.5
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2.1
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1.7
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1.3
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0.7
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Period(s) (?)1818171615141312121816151413131212121111111616
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
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Energy(?)14875616405621591225659581446119635186316721036878724528425337214202176198239
Wind
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30
SE
25
ESE
25
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10
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20
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10
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10
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Wind State(?)offoffoffoffoffoffcross-
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High Tide
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1:17PM
2.65
2:06AM
2.41

2:13PM
2.80
2:54AM
2.64

2:58PM
2.99

3:33AM
2.89
3:38PM
3.17

4:09AM
3.13
4:16PM
3.34

4:45AM
3.34
4:54PM
3.47

5:21AM
3.52
5:33PM
3.55

5:58AM
3.63

Low Tide
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7:55PM
1.03
7:58AM
1.16

8:43PM
0.82
8:49AM
0.97

9:22PM
0.59
9:31AM
0.76

9:57PM
0.38
10:10AM
0.55

10:32PM
0.19
10:48AM
0.36

11:08PM
0.06
11:27AM
0.21

11:44PM
0.00


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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Rain (mm)
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High °C
13119910888877788778756656
Low °C
1210778777767677677446656
Chill °C (?)
108567444533344335612323
Sunrise
8:07--8:08--8:11--8:12--8:15--8:15--8:18--8:19-
Sunset
-4:29--4:28--4:25--4:24--4:23--4:22--4:21--4:20
Short Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Cool air temperatures (max 13°C on Sat morning, min 6°C on Tue morning). Mainly fresh winds.Long Range Forecast:Mostly dry. Low air temperatures (max 8°C on Wed morning, min 4°C on Thu night). Winds decreasing (fresh winds from the ENE on Wed morning, 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.