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Maghera Strand

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Type: beach

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell WNW | Wind SE

Sea Temperature Today is: 14.7 °C

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Friday, 21 September 2018, 07:08 Local time
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Wave (m) 2.0
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3.0
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Period (s) 10 9 9 9
Wind (km/h) 30
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WNW 30
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Wind State cross-
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Maghera Strand in Donegal is a fairly exposed beach break that has quite reliable surf and can work at any time of the year. The best wind direction is from the southeast with some shelter here from south winds. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the west northwest. The beach break provides left and right handers. The location means that it never gets crowded.

Ireland wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Loughros Beg, 3 km from Maghera Strand.

IS AT (local time)

Maghera Strand Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Edernish island off Burtonport wx, 25 km from Maghera Strand.

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Current weather near Maghera Strand

Buoy Data:

At M4 Donegal Bay Buoy, 60 miles from Maghera Strand.

  1AM 2AM 3AM 4AM
Data Age 5 hr 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr
Wave height (m) 2.813
3.125
3.281
3.281
Average period (s) 6.680 6.680 6.211 6.445

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Overall Maghera Strand Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in September

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Maghera Strand Location Maps

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

Airports

  • 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.
Maghera Strand break location map and break info

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.