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Magheroarty Strand

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4ft off shore, Magheroarty Strand photo

Magheroarty Strand

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Type: point

Reliability: inconsistent

Best: Swell NNW | Wind S

Sea Temperature Today is: 14.2 °C

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Tuesday, 25 September 2018, 21:38 Local time
TueWednesday 26
Wave (m) 2.5
Period (s) 16 16 16 15
Wind (km/h) 45
SSW 45
SW 45
SW 45
Wind State cross-

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Magheroarty Strand in Donegal is an exposed point break that has unreliable waves. Summer in particular tends to be flat. Works best in offshore winds from the south and there is no shelter here from cross shore breezes. Light onshore winds ruin the qulaity Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the ideal swell angle is from the north northwest. Waves at the point are both lefts and rights. Surfable at all stages of the tide. Crowds are never a problem here.

Ireland wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Falcarragh Beach, 4 km from Magheroarty Strand.

IS AT (local time)

Magheroarty Strand Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Donegal Arpt, 16 km from Magheroarty Strand.

strong winds from the SSW

Light rain
Air temperature
14 °C

Current weather near Magheroarty Strand

Buoy Data:

At M4 Donegal Bay Buoy, 74 miles from Magheroarty Strand.

  3PM 4PM 5PM 6PM
Data Age 5 hr 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr
Wave height (m) 4.531
Average period (s) 7.148 7.500 - 7.266

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Overall Magheroarty Strand Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in September

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Town and city forecasts close to Magheroarty Strand:

  • Closest city location
    Derry (United Kingdom)
    34 mi
  • Second closest city location
    35 mi
  • Third closest city location
    Coleraine (United Kingdom)
    58 mi
  • Fourth closest city location
    Lisburn (United Kingdom)
    73 mi
  • Fifth closest city location
    Ballymena (United Kingdom)
    77 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to Magheroarty Strand is Londonderry Eglinton Airport (LDY) in North Ireland, 64 km (40 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Magheroarty Strand is St Angelo (Enniskillen) Airport (ENK) in England, 90 km (56 miles) away.
  • Third is Sligo Airport (SXL) in Ireland, 101 km (63 miles) away.
  • Islay Airport (ILY) in U.k is 133 km (83 miles) away.
  • Aldergrove (Belfast) Airport (BFS) in North Ireland is the fifth nearest airport to Magheroarty Strand and is 136 km (84 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Magheroarty Strand, Donegal. Use the tab navigation above to view Magheroarty Strand sea temperature, Magheroarty Strand photographs, Magheroarty Strand detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Magheroarty Strand webcams, current wind from Donegal live weather stations and Magheroarty 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 Magheroarty Strand.