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Maghera Strand

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Type: beach

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell WNW | Wind SE

Sea Temperature Today is: 6.9 °C

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Saturday, 16 February 2019, 09:37 Local time
Saturday 16
Wave (m) 1.0
Period (s) 12 7 7 7
Wind (km/h) 30
SW 25
SSW 20
S 25
Wind State cross-

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Maghera Strand in Donegal is a fairly exposed beach break that has fairly consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. Offshore winds blow from the southeast with some shelter here from south winds. Windswells and groundswells in equal measure and the ideal swell angle is from the west northwest. The beach break provides left and right handers. Crowds are never a problem here.

Ireland wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Loughros Beg, 3 km from Maghera Strand.

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Maghera Strand Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Errigal Bay Meenaneary Carrick Donegal wx, 10 km from Maghera Strand.

wind obs. (17.7 kph from 266 degs) was rejected

Air temperature
7.4 °C

Current weather near Maghera Strand

Overall Maghera Strand Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in February

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Maghera Strand Location Map

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Ski Resorts closest to Maghera Strand:

  • Closest ski area
    Glencoe Mountain Resort (United Kingdom)
    193 mi
  • Second closest ski area
    Nevis Range (United Kingdom)
    199 mi
  • Third closest ski area
    Raise (United Kingdom)
    221 mi
  • Fourth closest ski area
    Glenshee (United Kingdom)
    242 mi
  • Fifth closest ski area
    Yad Moss (United Kingdom)
    247 mi
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Town and city forecasts close to Maghera Strand:

  • Closest city location
    Derry (United Kingdom)
    51 mi
  • Second closest city location
    52 mi
  • Third closest city location
    Lisburn (United Kingdom)
    77 mi
  • Fourth closest city location
    Coleraine (United Kingdom)
    78 mi
  • Fifth closest city location
    Craigavon (United Kingdom)
    89 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to Maghera Strand is Sligo Airport (SXL) in Ireland, 55 km (34 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Maghera Strand is St Angelo (Enniskillen) Airport (ENK) in England, 71 km (44 miles) away.
  • Third is Londonderry Eglinton Airport (LDY) in North Ireland, 93 km (58 miles) away.
  • Connaught Airport (NOC) in Ireland is 97 km (60 miles) away.
  • Aldergrove (Belfast) Airport (BFS) in North Ireland is the fifth nearest airport to Maghera Strand and is 150 km (93 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Maghera Strand, Donegal. Use the tab navigation above to view Maghera Strand sea temperature, Maghera Strand photographs, Maghera Strand detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Maghera Strand webcams, current wind from Donegal live weather stations and Maghera 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 Maghera Strand.