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Strandhill ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.8
Consistency of Surf: 3.5
Difficulty Level: 2.2
Wind and Kite Surfing: 2.5
Crowds: 2.8

Overall: 3.7

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Strandhill Spot ID

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Strandhill, winter morning photo


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Type: beach/sandbar

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell WNW | Wind SE

Sea Temperature Today is: 12.9 °C

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Friday, 19 October 2018, 13:50 Local time
Friday 19
Wave (m) 3.5
Period (s) 13 13 16 15
Wind (km/h) 20
SSW 15
SSW 10
SSW 15
Wind State cross-

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Strandhill in Sligo is an exposed beach/sandbar break that has fairly consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. Offshore winds blow from the southeast. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the optimum swell angle is from the west northwest. The beach breaks offer lefts and rights Best around high tide. When it's working here, it can get crowded. Take care of rocks in the line up.

Ireland wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Dunmoran Strand, 8 km from Strandhill.

IS AT (local time)

Strandhill Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Sligo Arpt, 2 km from Strandhill.

light winds from the NW

Light rain
Air temperature
11 °C

Current weather near Strandhill

Buoy Data:

At Belmullet Berth B Buoy, 62 miles from Strandhill.

  7AM 8AM 9AM 10AM
Data Age 5 hr 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr
Wave height (m) 4.10
Average period (s) 8.33 8.66 8.38 8.39

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Overall Strandhill Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in October

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Town and city forecasts close to Strandhill:

  • Closest city location
    71 mi
  • Second closest city location
    Derry (United Kingdom)
    72 mi
  • Third closest city location
    73 mi
  • Fourth closest city location
    Lisburn (United Kingdom)
    80 mi
  • Fifth closest city location
    Craigavon (United Kingdom)
    91 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to Strandhill is Sligo Airport (SXL) in Ireland, 1 km (1 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Strandhill is Connaught Airport (NOC), also in Ireland, 42 km (26 miles) away.
  • Third is St Angelo (Enniskillen) Airport (ENK) in England, 64 km (40 miles) away.
  • Galway Airport (GWY) in Ireland is 110 km (68 miles) away.
  • Londonderry Eglinton Airport (LDY) in North Ireland is the fifth nearest airport to Strandhill and is 127 km (79 miles) away.
Strandhill break location map and break info

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