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Type: beach

Reliability: inconsistent

Best: Swell NW | Wind ESE

Sea Temperature Today is: 10.2 °C

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Friday, 24 May 2019, 19:02 Local time
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Wave (m) 0.9
Period (s) 11 11 10 10
Wind (km/h) 10
NNW 10
N 5
Wind State cross-
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Carrickfinn in Donegal is a fairly exposed beach break that only works once in a while with no particular seasonal pattern. Offshore winds blow from the east southeast and there is no shelter here from cross shore breezes. Poor surf in light onshore winds Waves just as likely from local windswells as from distant groundswells and the best swell direction is from the northwest. The beach break provides left and right handers. Best around high tide. An uncrowded break, even when it is working.

Ireland wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

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Carrickfinn Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Donegal Arpt, 1 km from Carrickfinn.

light winds from the NW

Dry and cloudy
Air temperature
13 °C

Current weather near Carrickfinn

Buoy Data:

At M4 Donegal Bay Buoy, 65 miles from Carrickfinn.

  11AM 12PM 1PM 2PM
Data Age 6 hr 5 hr 4 hr 3 hr
Wave height (m) 1.758
Average period (s) 7.266 - - 7.148

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Overall Carrickfinn Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in May

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Town and city forecasts close to Carrickfinn:

  • Closest city location
    Derry (United Kingdom)
    40 mi
  • Second closest city location
    41 mi
  • Third closest city location
    Coleraine (United Kingdom)
    67 mi
  • Fourth closest city location
    Lisburn (United Kingdom)
    76 mi
  • Fifth closest city location
    Ballymena (United Kingdom)
    83 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to Carrickfinn is Londonderry Eglinton Airport (LDY) in North Ireland, 76 km (47 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Carrickfinn is St Angelo (Enniskillen) Airport (ENK) in England, 85 km (53 miles) away.
  • Third is Sligo Airport (SXL) in Ireland, 87 km (54 miles) away.
  • Connaught Airport (NOC) in Ireland is 130 km (81 miles) away.
  • Aldergrove (Belfast) Airport (BFS) in North Ireland is the fifth nearest airport to Carrickfinn and is 143 km (89 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Carrickfinn, Donegal. Use the tab navigation above to view Carrickfinn sea temperature, Carrickfinn photographs, Carrickfinn detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Carrickfinn webcams, current wind from Donegal live weather stations and Carrickfinn 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 Carrickfinn.