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Type: beach

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell N | Wind SSW

Sea Temperature Today is: 12.9 °C

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Friday, 19 October 2018, 19:23 Local time
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Wave (m) -
Period (s) - 11 10 10
Wind (km/h) 5
NW 5
SE 15
SSE 20
Wind State cross glass cross-

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Tullagh Bay in Donegal is an exposed beach break that has reasonably consistent surf, although summer tends to be mostly flat. The best wind direction is from the south southwest with some shelter here from south winds. Waves just as likely from local windswells as from distant groundswells and the best swell direction is from the north. The beach breaks offer 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 Five Finger Strand, 7 km from Tullagh Bay.

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Tullagh Bay Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At MalinHead, 11 km from Tullagh Bay.


Air temperature
11.2 °C

Current weather near Tullagh Bay

Buoy Data:

At Blackstones WaveNet Site, 55 miles from Tullagh Bay.

  2PM 3PM 4PM 5PM
Data Age 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr
Wave height (m) 4.0
Dominant period (s) 11.1 11.8 13.3 12.5

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Overall Tullagh Bay Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in October

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Town and city forecasts close to Tullagh Bay:

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


  • The closest passenger airport to Tullagh Bay is Londonderry Eglinton Airport (LDY) in North Ireland, 32 km (20 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Tullagh Bay is Islay Airport (ILY) in U.k, 87 km (54 miles) away.
  • Third is St Angelo (Enniskillen) Airport (ENK) in England, 99 km (61 miles) away.
  • Aldergrove (Belfast) Airport (BFS) in North Ireland is 105 km (65 miles) away.
  • City (Belfast) Airport (BHD), also in North Ireland is the fifth nearest airport to Tullagh Bay and is 125 km (78 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Tullagh Bay, Donegal. Use the tab navigation above to view Tullagh Bay sea temperature, Tullagh Bay photographs, Tullagh Bay detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Tullagh Bay webcams, current wind from Donegal live weather stations and Tullagh 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 Tullagh Bay.