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Lahinch Strand ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.5
Consistency of Surf: 3.9
Difficulty Level: 2.5
Wind and Kite Surfing: 2.5
Crowds: 2.7

Overall: 4.1

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Lahinch Strand Spot ID

A Quickie before Sunset !, Lahinch Strand photo

Lahinch Strand

Photo credit: Ruthie Roo

June 4th 2012 Lehinch, Lahinch Strand photo

Lahinch Strand

Photo credit: Brendan (Kilkenny)

Lahinch (Surf City), Lahinch Strand photo

Lahinch Strand

Photo credit: Paul Copner

Type: beach

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell W | Wind NE

Sea Temperature Today is: 14.9 °C

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Wednesday, 18 October 2017, 15:33 Local time
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Wave (m) 1.5
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Period (s) 11 11 11 10
Wind (km/h) 20
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SSE 20
SSE 25
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Lahinch in County Clare is an exposed beach break that has reasonably consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. The best wind direction is from the east with some shelter here from north winds. Waves just as likely from local windswells as from distant groundswells and the best swell direction is from the west. The beach break offers both left and right hand waves. Good surf at all stages of the tide. Often Crowded. Hazards include rocks / rips.

Ireland wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Cregg Beach, 6 km from Lahinch Strand.

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Lahinch Strand Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Clonigulane Kilmihil wx, 22 km from Lahinch Strand.

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Town and city forecasts close to Lahinch Strand:

  • Closest city location
    27 mi
  • Second closest city location
    35 mi
  • Third closest city location
    80 mi
  • Fourth closest city location
    105 mi
  • Fifth closest city location
    126 mi

Airports

  • The closest passenger airport to Lahinch Strand is Shannon Airport (SNN) in Ireland, 38 km (24 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Lahinch Strand is Galway Airport (GWY), also in Ireland, 50 km (31 miles) away.
  • Third is Kerry Airport (KIR) in Ireland, 84 km (52 miles) away.
  • Connaught Airport (NOC) in Ireland is 115 km (71 miles) away.
  • Cork Airport (ORK), also in Ireland is the fifth nearest airport to Lahinch Strand and is 134 km (83 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Lahinch Strand, Clare. Use the tab navigation above to view Lahinch Strand sea temperature, Lahinch Strand photographs, Lahinch Strand detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Lahinch Strand webcams, current wind from Clare live weather stations and Lahinch Strand 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 Lahinch Strand.