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Ballyhiernan Bay

Photo credit: Rob Davies

Type: beach

Reliability: very consistent

Best: Swell NNW | Wind SSE

Sea Temperature Today is: 9.6 °C

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Wednesday, 12 December 2018, 16:53 Local time
Wednesday 12Thu
Wave (m) 3.0
Period (s) 15 15 14 14
Wind (km/h) 30
SSE 40
SSE 45
SE 45
Wind State off off off off

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Ballyhiernan Bay in Donegal is an exposed beach break that has very consistent surf and works all around the year. Offshore winds blow from the south southeast and there is no shelter here from cross shore breezes. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the best swell direction is from the north northwest. The beach break provides left and right handers. Best around high tide. Rarely crowded here. Take care to avoid the rocks.

Ireland wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

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Ballyhiernan Bay Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Craigtown Fahan Donegal Ireland Burnfoot wx, 23 km from Ballyhiernan Bay.


Air temperature
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Current weather near Ballyhiernan Bay

Buoy Data:

At Blackstones WaveNet Site, 61 miles from Ballyhiernan Bay.

  12PM 1PM 2PM 3PM
Data Age 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr
Wave height (m) 4.2
Dominant period (s) 14.3 13.3 16.7 14.3

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Overall Ballyhiernan Bay Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in December

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Town and city forecasts close to Ballyhiernan Bay:

  • Closest city location
    Derry (United Kingdom)
    23 mi
  • Second closest city location
    24 mi
  • Third closest city location
    Coleraine (United Kingdom)
    42 mi
  • Fourth closest city location
    Ballymena (United Kingdom)
    63 mi
  • Fifth closest city location
    Lisburn (United Kingdom)
    65 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to Ballyhiernan Bay is Londonderry Eglinton Airport (LDY) in North Ireland, 42 km (26 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Ballyhiernan Bay is St Angelo (Enniskillen) Airport (ENK) in England, 95 km (59 miles) away.
  • Third is Islay Airport (ILY) in U.k, 103 km (64 miles) away.
  • Aldergrove (Belfast) Airport (BFS) in North Ireland is 116 km (72 miles) away.
  • Sligo Airport (SXL) in Ireland is the fifth nearest airport to Ballyhiernan Bay and is 122 km (76 miles) away.
Ballyhiernan Bay break location map and break info

This is the Surf-Forecast page for Ballyhiernan Bay, Donegal. Use the tab navigation above to view Ballyhiernan Bay sea temperature, Ballyhiernan Bay photographs, Ballyhiernan Bay detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Ballyhiernan Bay webcams, current wind from Donegal live weather stations and Ballyhiernan Bay tide predictions. The Ireland swell maps link will open up the big picture showing Ireland and the surrounding seas. These swell maps can be animated to show the different swell components, wave energy, wave period, wave heights, together with wind and weather forecasts, current weather and sea state observations from Ireland wave-buoys, passing ships and coastal weather stations. Each of the forecast pages for this surf break feature a global and regional wavefinder tool to locate the best surf conditions in the area around Ballyhiernan Bay.