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The Bar ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.5

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The Bar Spot ID

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Type: beach

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell WNW | Wind SE

Sea Temperature Today is: 26.0 °C

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Saturday, 20 July 2019, 20:52 Local time
SatSunday 21
Wave (m) 0.6
Period (s) 8 8 8 8
Wind (km/h) 15
SW 15
SSW 15
S 15
Wind State cross cross-

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The Bar in Sligo is a fairly exposed beach break that has reasonably consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. Ideal winds are from the southeast. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the ideal swell direction is from the west northwest. The beach break provides left and right handers. 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, 7 km from The Bar.

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The Bar Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Sligo Arpt, 3 km from The Bar.

moderate winds from the WSW

Air temperature
17 °C

Current weather near The Bar

Overall The Bar Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in July

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The Bar Location Maps

The Bar Location Map

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Town and city forecasts close to The Bar:

  • Closest city location
    70 mi
  • Second closest city location
    Derry (United Kingdom)
    73 mi
  • Third closest city location
    73 mi
  • Fourth closest city location
    Lisburn (United Kingdom)
    81 mi
  • Fifth closest city location
    Craigavon (United Kingdom)
    91 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to The Bar is Sligo Airport (SXL) in Ireland, 3 km (2 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to The Bar is Connaught Airport (NOC), also in Ireland, 41 km (25 miles) away.
  • Third is St Angelo (Enniskillen) Airport (ENK) in England, 65 km (40 miles) away.
  • Galway Airport (GWY) in Ireland is 108 km (67 miles) away.
  • Londonderry Eglinton Airport (LDY) in North Ireland is the fifth nearest airport to The Bar and is 129 km (80 miles) away.
The Bar break location map and break info

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