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Downhill ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0

Overall: 3.3

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Downhill Spot ID

Downhill, 2 ft offshore December day photo


Photo credit: Stevie

Type: beach

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell NW | Wind SE

Sea Temperature Today is: 9.4 °C

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Sunday, 16 December 2018, 06:43 Local time
Sunday 16
Wave (m) 3.5
Period (s) 15 14 14 14
Wind (km/h) 30
WSW 25
SW 25
SSW 25
Wind State cross cross cross-

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Downhill in Londonderry is a fairly exposed beach break that has fairly consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. Works best in offshore winds from the southeast. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the ideal swell direction is from the northwest. Waves at the beach are both lefts and rights.

Ireland wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Magillian Point, 6 km from Downhill.

IS AT (local time)

Downhill Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At MagilliganNO2, 7 km from Downhill.

moderate winds from the SW

rain and snow or hail
Air temperature
5.6 °C

Current weather near Downhill

Buoy Data:

At Blackstones WaveNet Site, 62 miles from Downhill.

  2AM 3AM 4AM 5AM
Data Age 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr
Wave height (m) 6.1
Dominant period (s) 10.0 - - 15.4

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Overall Downhill Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in December

The graph illustrates the combination of swells directed at Downhill over a normal Dece... (show all text)

The rose diagram describes how often and how strongly the wind blows from different dir... (show all text)

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Also see Downhill surf quality by season and Downhill surf quality by month.

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Downhill Location Maps

Downhill Location Map

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Ski Resorts closest to Downhill:

  • Closest ski area
    Glencoe Mountain Resort (United Kingdom)
    127 mi
  • Second closest ski area
    Nevis Range (United Kingdom)
    136 mi
  • Third closest ski area
    Raise (United Kingdom)
    158 mi
  • Fourth closest ski area
    Glenshee (United Kingdom)
    173 mi
  • Fifth closest ski area
    Yad Moss (United Kingdom)
    180 mi
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Town and city forecasts close to Downhill:

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


  • The closest passenger airport to Downhill is Londonderry Eglinton Airport (LDY) in North Ireland, 25 km (16 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Downhill is Islay Airport (ILY) in U.k, 68 km (42 miles) away.
  • Third is Aldergrove (Belfast) Airport (BFS) in North Ireland, 69 km (43 miles) away.
  • City (Belfast) Airport (BHD) in North Ireland is 87 km (54 miles) away.
  • St Angelo (Enniskillen) Airport (ENK) in England is the fifth nearest airport to Downhill and is 100 km (62 miles) away.
Downhill break location map and break info

This is the Surf-Forecast page for Downhill, Londonderry. Use the tab navigation above to view Downhill sea temperature, Downhill photographs, Downhill detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Downhill webcams, current wind from Londonderry live weather stations and Downhill 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 Downhill.