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Pollan Bay

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Type: beach

Reliability: very consistent

Best: Swell WNW | Wind ESE

Sea Temperature Today is: 9.8 °C

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Friday, 14 December 2018, 07:42 Local time
Friday 14
Wave (m) 3.0
Period (s) 14 14 14 13
Wind (km/h) 40
SSE 40
SSE 45
SSE 45
Wind State cross-

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Pollan Bay in Donegal is an exposed beach break that is often working, although summer tends to be mostly flat. Offshore winds are from the east southeast. Waves just as likely from local windswells as from distant groundswells and the ideal swell angle is from the west northwest. Waves at the beach break both left and right. The quality of the surf isn't affected by the tide. Even when the surf is up, crowds are unknown.

Ireland wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Five Finger Strand, 4 km from Pollan Bay.

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Pollan Bay Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Malin Head, 8 km from Pollan Bay.

strong winds from the SSE

no report
Air temperature
5.6 °C

Current weather near Pollan Bay

Buoy Data:

At Blackstones WaveNet Site, 53 miles from Pollan Bay.

  3AM 4AM 5AM 6AM
Data Age 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr
Wave height (m) 3.8
Dominant period (s) 14.3 15.4 15.4 15.4

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Overall Pollan Bay Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in December

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Town and city forecasts close to Pollan Bay:

  • Closest city location
    Derry (United Kingdom)
    21 mi
  • Second closest city location
    21 mi
  • Third closest city location
    Coleraine (United Kingdom)
    30 mi
  • Fourth closest city location
    Ballymena (United Kingdom)
    53 mi
  • Fifth closest city location
    Lisburn (United Kingdom)
    61 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to Pollan Bay is Londonderry Eglinton Airport (LDY) in North Ireland, 32 km (20 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Pollan Bay is Islay Airport (ILY) in U.k, 83 km (52 miles) away.
  • Third is St Angelo (Enniskillen) Airport (ENK) in England, 101 km (63 miles) away.
  • Aldergrove (Belfast) Airport (BFS) in North Ireland is 103 km (64 miles) away.
  • City (Belfast) Airport (BHD), also in North Ireland is the fifth nearest airport to Pollan Bay and is 123 km (76 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Pollan Bay, Donegal. Use the tab navigation above to view Pollan Bay sea temperature, Pollan Bay photographs, Pollan Bay detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Pollan Bay webcams, current wind from Donegal live weather stations and Pollan Bay 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 Pollan Bay.