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Magheroarty Reef ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.5
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 4.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.9

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Magheroarty Reef Spot ID

Low tide at Magheroarty, Magheroarty Reef photo

Magheroarty Reef

Photo credit: Rob Davies

Left of the reef, Magheroarty Reef photo

Magheroarty Reef

Photo credit: Fergal

Left of the reef, Magheroarty Reef photo

Magheroarty Reef

Photo credit: Fergal

Left of the reef, Magheroarty Reef photo

Magheroarty Reef

Photo credit: Fergal

Type: point

Reliability: inconsistent

Best: Swell NNW | Wind S

Sea Temperature Today is: 9.9 °C

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Sunday, 17 December 2017, 08:12 Local time
Sunday 17
Wave (m) 2.4
Period (s) 8 8 9 9
Wind (km/h) 35
WNW 30
NW 20
NW 20
Wind State cross cross-

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Magheroarty Reef in Donegal is a fairly exposed point break that has unreliable waves. Summer in particular tends to be flat. Offshore winds blow from the south and there is no shelter here from cross shore breezes. Easily blown out by onshore winds Waves just as likely from local windswells as from distant groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the north northwest. There is no point break and there is left hand reef break too. Good surf at all stages of the tide. Unlikely to be too crowded, even when the surf is up. Take care to avoid the rocks.

Ireland wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Falcarragh Beach, 6 km from Magheroarty Reef.

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Magheroarty Reef Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Unnamed Road Donegal Airport wx, 8 km from Magheroarty Reef.


Air temperature
8.5 °C

Current weather near Magheroarty Reef

Overall Magheroarty Reef Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in December

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Town and city forecasts close to Magheroarty Reef:

  • Closest city location
    Derry (United Kingdom)
    35 mi
  • Second closest city location
    36 mi
  • Third closest city location
    Coleraine (United Kingdom)
    60 mi
  • Fourth closest city location
    Lisburn (United Kingdom)
    74 mi
  • Fifth closest city location
    Ballymena (United Kingdom)
    78 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to Magheroarty Reef is Londonderry Eglinton Airport (LDY) in North Ireland, 66 km (41 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Magheroarty Reef is St Angelo (Enniskillen) Airport (ENK) in England, 90 km (56 miles) away.
  • Third is Sligo Airport (SXL) in Ireland, 100 km (62 miles) away.
  • Islay Airport (ILY) in U.k is 135 km (84 miles) away.
  • Aldergrove (Belfast) Airport (BFS) in North Ireland is the fifth nearest airport to Magheroarty Reef and is 137 km (85 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Magheroarty Reef, Donegal. Use the tab navigation above to view Magheroarty Reef sea temperature, Magheroarty Reef photographs, Magheroarty Reef detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Magheroarty Reef webcams, current wind from Donegal live weather stations and Magheroarty Reef 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 Magheroarty Reef.