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Type: beach

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell N | Wind WSW

Sea Temperature Today is: 8.0 °C

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Wednesday, 20 March 2019, 08:53 Local time
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Period (s) - - - -
Wind (km/h) 20
SSW 25
SSW 30
SW 30
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Drumnacraig Beach in Donegal is an exposed beach break that has pretty consitent surf, although summer tends to be mostly flat. Works best in offshore winds from the west southwest with some shelter here from south winds. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the best swell direction is from the north. Waves at the beach are both lefts and rights. Good surf at all stages of the tide. An uncrowded break, even when it is working.

Ireland wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Ballyhiernan Bay, 6 km from Drumnacraig Beach.

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Drumnacraig Beach Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At MalinHead, 23 km from Drumnacraig Beach.

moderate winds from the SW

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Air temperature
10.5 °C

Current weather near Drumnacraig Beach

Buoy Data:

At Blackstones WaveNet Site, 60 miles from Drumnacraig Beach.

  4AM 5AM 6AM 7AM
Data Age 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr
Wave height (m) 4.0
Dominant period (s) 11.1 11.8 11.8 11.8

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Overall Drumnacraig Beach Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in March

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Town and city forecasts close to Drumnacraig Beach:

  • Closest city location
    Derry (United Kingdom)
    20 mi
  • Second closest city location
    21 mi
  • Third closest city location
    Coleraine (United Kingdom)
    38 mi
  • Fourth closest city location
    Ballymena (United Kingdom)
    59 mi
  • Fifth closest city location
    Lisburn (United Kingdom)
    62 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to Drumnacraig Beach is Londonderry Eglinton Airport (LDY) in North Ireland, 36 km (22 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Drumnacraig Beach is St Angelo (Enniskillen) Airport (ENK) in England, 93 km (58 miles) away.
  • Third is Islay Airport (ILY) in U.k, 99 km (61 miles) away.
  • Aldergrove (Belfast) Airport (BFS) in North Ireland is 110 km (68 miles) away.
  • Sligo Airport (SXL) in Ireland is the fifth nearest airport to Drumnacraig Beach and is 124 km (77 miles) away.
Drumnacraig Beach break location map and break info

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