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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 The wind is still cross-off at Back Strands (fresh winds from the S at Thomastown 59 km from Back Strands). 5.3m 15 s period wind swell from W is too big
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Back Strands Surf Forecast / Sligo / Ireland

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 11 pm Sunday 17 Feb 2019 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 5.8 °C (Statistics for 17 Feb 1981-2005 - mean: 9.1 max: 10.1 min: 8.1 °C)

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Swell
Height Map See all maps
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
3.5
WSW
5
W
4.5
W
3
WNW
2
W
1.8
W
2.1
WSW
3
WSW
2.5
W
1.8
W
1.7
WSW
1.9
WSW
4
W
3
W
2.5
W
2.2
W
2.3
W
2.3
W
2.3
W
1.9
WNW
1.6
WNW
1.1
WNW
0.7
W
Period(s) (?)1615141211101213121212131917151414131312121218
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
(?)
Energy(?)60729964672729969876931220291620328708191267100075340318519491990183818061035742336329
Wind
(km/h)
35
SSW
35
WSW
30
W
20
SW
30
SSE
35
SSE
35
S
30
SW
25
SW
25
SSE
30
SSE
35
SSE
40
SSE
35
SSE
40
SSE
30
SSE
5
S
5
ENE
10
NNE
15
ESE
20
SE
25
SE
25
SE
Wind State(?)cross-
off
crosscross-
on
crosscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
crosscrossoffcross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
glassglasscrosscross-
off
offoffoff
High Tide
/ height (m)

4:28AM
3.52
4:54PM
3.36

5:15AM
3.85
5:41PM
3.53

6:00AM
4.08

6:26PM
3.62
6:44AM
4.18

7:09PM
3.60
7:27AM
4.12

7:53PM
3.50
8:11AM
3.92

8:36PM
3.33
8:56AM
3.60

9:22PM
3.11

Low Tide
/ height (m)
10:11PM
0.36
10:47AM
0.17

10:59PM
0.11
11:35AM
-0.11

11:44PM
-0.07

12:20PM
-0.28
12:27AM
-0.17

1:05PM
-0.31
1:10AM
-0.15

1:48PM
-0.21
1:54AM
-0.02

2:31PM
0.01
2:39AM
0.20

3:16PM
0.30


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)
-421456-----1--114-----
High °C
899871012109121212131213121011101114108
Low °C
789669119981112121213111098101398
Chill °C (?)
3554279769991091091011891374
Sunrise
-7:48--7:45--7:43--7:41--7:39--7:35--7:33---
Sunset
--5:47--5:50--5:52--5:53--5:55--5:58--6:00--
Short Range Forecast: Heavy rain (total 22mm), heaviest during Tue morning. Cool air temperatures (max 12°C on Tue night, min 6°C on Mon night). Winds decreasing (strong winds from the SSW on Sun night, light winds from the SSE by Wed afternoon).Long Range Forecast:Light rain (total 7mm), mostly falling on Sat afternoon. Cool air temperatures (max 14°C on Sun afternoon, min 8°C on Sat night). Winds decreasing (strong winds from the SSE on Fri afternoon, calm by Sat 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.