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Dreamy Culdaff Beach photo


Photo credit: Rob Davies

Type: beach

Reliability: consistent

Best: Swell N | Wind SW

Sea Temperature Today is: 9.7 °C

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Sunday, 16 December 2018, 20:06 Local time
SunMonday 17
Wave (m) -
Period (s) - - - -
Wind (km/h) 20
SW 20
SW 20
SW 20
Wind State off off off cross-

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Culdaff in Donegal is a quite exposed beach break that has consistent surf, although summer tends to be mostly flat. Ideal winds are from the southwest and there is no shelter here from cross shore breezes. Waves just as likely from local windswells as from distant groundswells and the optimum swell angle is from the north. The beach breaks offer lefts and rights. Good surf at all stages of the tide. An uncrowded break, even when it is working. Watch out for rocks.

Ireland wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

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Culdaff Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Malin Head, 14 km from Culdaff.

light winds from the SE

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Air temperature
5.4 °C

Current weather near Culdaff

Buoy Data:

At Blackstones WaveNet Site, 52 miles from Culdaff.

  3PM 4PM 5PM 6PM
Data Age 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr
Wave height (m) 3.7
Dominant period (s) 13.3 13.3 12.5 12.5

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Overall Culdaff Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in December

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Town and city forecasts close to Culdaff:

  • Closest city location
    Coleraine (United Kingdom)
    22 mi
  • Second closest city location
    Derry (United Kingdom)
    22 mi
  • Third closest city location
    22 mi
  • Fourth closest city location
    Ballymena (United Kingdom)
    45 mi
  • Fifth closest city location
    Lisburn (United Kingdom)
    57 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to Culdaff is Londonderry Eglinton Airport (LDY) in North Ireland, 28 km (17 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Culdaff is Islay Airport (ILY) in U.k, 71 km (44 miles) away.
  • Third is Aldergrove (Belfast) Airport (BFS) in North Ireland, 92 km (57 miles) away.
  • St Angelo (Enniskillen) Airport (ENK) in England is 105 km (65 miles) away.
  • City (Belfast) Airport (BHD) in North Ireland is the fifth nearest airport to Culdaff and is 111 km (69 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Culdaff, Donegal. Use the tab navigation above to view Culdaff sea temperature, Culdaff photographs, Culdaff detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Culdaff webcams, current wind from Donegal live weather stations and Culdaff 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 Culdaff.