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Kinnagoe Bay

Photo credit: Rob Davies

Type: beach

Reliability: consistent

Best: Swell N | Wind SW

Sea Temperature Today is: 14.5 °C

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Wednesday, 19 September 2018, 14:08 Local time
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Wave (m) -
Period (s) - - - -
Wind (km/h) 45
WSW 35
SW 30
SW 30
Wind State off off off off

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Kinnagoe Bay in Donegal is a sheltered beach break that has consistent surf, although summer tends to be mostly flat. Offshore 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 best swell direction 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

Tide Times:

For Culdaff, 9 km from Kinnagoe Bay.

IS AT (local time)

Kinnagoe Bay Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At GREENCASTLE WX STATION Moville wx, 6 km from Kinnagoe Bay.

fresh winds from the SW

Air temperature
9.9 °C

Current weather near Kinnagoe Bay

Buoy Data:

At Blackstones WaveNet Site, 55 miles from Kinnagoe Bay.

  9AM 10AM 11AM 12PM
Data Age 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr
Wave height (m) 3.8
Dominant period (s) 11.1 11.1 10.5 10.0

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Overall Kinnagoe Bay Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in September

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Town and city forecasts close to Kinnagoe Bay:

  • Closest city location
    Coleraine (United Kingdom)
    16 mi
  • Second closest city location
    Derry (United Kingdom)
    22 mi
  • Third closest city location
    22 mi
  • Fourth closest city location
    Ballymena (United Kingdom)
    40 mi
  • Fifth closest city location
    Lisburn (United Kingdom)
    53 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to Kinnagoe Bay is Londonderry Eglinton Airport (LDY) in North Ireland, 26 km (16 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Kinnagoe Bay is Islay Airport (ILY) in U.k, 67 km (42 miles) away.
  • Third is Aldergrove (Belfast) Airport (BFS) in North Ireland, 84 km (52 miles) away.
  • City (Belfast) Airport (BHD) in North Ireland is 102 km (63 miles) away.
  • St Angelo (Enniskillen) Airport (ENK) in England is the fifth nearest airport to Kinnagoe Bay and is 104 km (65 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Kinnagoe Bay, Donegal. Use the tab navigation above to view Kinnagoe Bay sea temperature, Kinnagoe Bay photographs, Kinnagoe Bay detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Kinnagoe Bay webcams, current wind from Donegal live weather stations and Kinnagoe 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 Kinnagoe Bay.