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Portstewart Strand ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.8
Consistency of Surf: 2.2
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 3.0
Crowds: 2.8

Overall: 3.0

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Portstewart Strand Spot ID

Portstewart Strand photo

Portstewart Strand

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Portstewart Strand - sunset photo

Portstewart Strand

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Kite surfer - Portstewart, Portstewart Strand photo

Portstewart Strand

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Kite surfers - Portstewart, Portstewart Strand photo

Portstewart Strand

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Type: beach

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell NW | Wind SE

Sea Temperature Today is: 8.8 °C

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Wednesday, 23 January 2019, 08:56 Local time
Wednesday 23
Wave (m) 1.8
Period (s) 14 14 13 13
Wind (km/h) 15
W 15
W 15
W 15
Wind State cross-

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Portstewart Strand in Londonderry is an exposed beach break that has reasonably consistent surf, although summer tends to be mostly flat. Ideal winds are from the southeast. Waves just as likely from local windswells as from distant groundswells and the best swell direction is from the northwest. Waves at the beach break both left and right. Surfable at all stages of the tide. It's sometimes crowded here.

Ireland wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Portstewart, 2 km from Portstewart Strand.

IS AT (local time)

Portstewart Strand Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Causeway Coast North Ireland Coleraine wx, 7 km from Portstewart Strand.


Mostly Cloudy
Air temperature
3.4 °C

Current weather near Portstewart Strand

Buoy Data:

At Blackstones WaveNet Site, 62 miles from Portstewart Strand.

  4AM 5AM 6AM 7AM
Data Age 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr
Wave height (m) 5.3
Dominant period (s) 14.3 15.4 13.3 14.3

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Overall Portstewart Strand Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in January

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Portstewart Strand Location Maps

Portstewart Strand Location Map

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Ski Resorts closest to Portstewart Strand:

  • Closest ski area
    Glencoe Mountain Resort (United Kingdom)
    125 mi
  • Second closest ski area
    Nevis Range (United Kingdom)
    134 mi
  • Third closest ski area
    Raise (United Kingdom)
    155 mi
  • Fourth closest ski area
    Glenshee (United Kingdom)
    170 mi
  • Fifth closest ski area
    Yad Moss (United Kingdom)
    177 mi
city weather forecast website

Town and city forecasts close to Portstewart Strand:

  • Closest city location
    Coleraine (United Kingdom)
    4 mi
  • Second closest city location
    25 mi
  • Third closest city location
    Derry (United Kingdom)
    26 mi
  • Fourth closest city location
    Ballymena (United Kingdom)
    29 mi
  • Fifth closest city location
    Lisburn (United Kingdom)
    45 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to Portstewart Strand is Londonderry Eglinton Airport (LDY) in North Ireland, 30 km (19 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Portstewart Strand is Islay Airport (ILY) in U.k, 65 km (40 miles) away.
  • Third is Aldergrove (Belfast) Airport (BFS) in North Ireland, 67 km (42 miles) away.
  • City (Belfast) Airport (BHD) in North Ireland is 83 km (52 miles) away.
  • St Angelo (Enniskillen) Airport (ENK) in England is the fifth nearest airport to Portstewart Strand and is 104 km (65 miles) away.
Portstewart Strand break location map and break info

This is the Surf-Forecast page for Portstewart Strand, Londonderry. Use the tab navigation above to view Portstewart Strand sea temperature, Portstewart Strand photographs, Portstewart Strand detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Portstewart Strand webcams, current wind from Londonderry live weather stations and Portstewart 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 Portstewart Strand.