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Back Strands Surf Forecast / Sligo / Ireland

12 Day Weather and Surf, issued 5 am Wednesday 30 Nov 2022 IST
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Back Strands surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Back Strands sea temperature is 11.0 °C (Statistics for 30 Nov 1981-2005 - mean: 10.8 max: 11.8 min: 9.8 °C)
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Back Strands surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Back Strands sea temperature is 11.0 °C (Statistics for 30 Nov 1981-2005 - mean: 10.8 max: 11.8 min: 9.8 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update Offshore wind has become very light (light winds from the E at Finner 17 km from Back Strands). Surf should be turning clean at Back Strands.

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17 km away, 1 h 11 min ago

Light
7 km/h
E
8.2
11.0
Air / Water (°C)
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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for Back Strands this week:

The surf forecast for Back Strands over the next 12 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Wednesday (Nov 30) at 9AM. The primary swell is predicted to be 0.9m and 14s period with a secondary swell of 0.6m and 20s. The wind is predicted to be offshore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Back Strands in the next 12 days are 2.2m 16s and forecast to arrive on Saturday (Dec 03) at 12AM. Winds are predicted to be offshore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 0.6m 3s period and expected on Wednesday (Nov 30) at 12PM.

Wave TypeTime (IST) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+) 9AM (Wed 30th Nov)3ft (0.9m) 14s
Best Surf 6AM (Fri 2nd Dec)6ft (1.9m) 14s
Most Powerful12AM (Sat 3rd Dec)7ft (2.2m) 16s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for Back Strands over the next 12 days.

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Wednesday
30
Thursday
01
Friday
02
Saturday
03
Sunday
04
Monday
05
Tuesday
06
Wednesday
07
Thursday
08
Friday
09
Saturday
10
Sunday
11
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Rating
(10 max)
344324445554200001000000000000000000
Swell
Height Map
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Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
0.9
W
1.2
W
1.3
W
0.9
W
0.6
WNW
2
W
1.8
W
1.7
W
2.2
WNW
2.1
WNW
1.9
WNW
1.6
WNW
1.1
WNW
0.9
WNW
0.7
WNW
0.6
W
0.9
W
0.8
W
0.6
W
0.5
W
0.6
W
0.7
WNW
0.6
WNW
0.4
WNW
0.4
WNW
0.4
NW
0.3
WNW
0.3
WNW
0.3
WNW
0.2
WNW
0.2
WNW
0.2
WNW
0.1
NW
0.1
W
0.2
NNW
0.3
NNW
Period(s) (?)14171514181514131615151312111013131211111110109888101099981787
Wave
Graph
(?)Metric surfscale
Energy (?)329835740311260181113171001228119761459836367229110130263169825782866327281712201988836611
Wind
(km/h)
20
SE
20
SSE
15
SSE
15
SSE
15
SSE
25
SSE
15
SE
15
SE
10
SE
10
SE
20
SE
15
ESE
20
ENE
25
ENE
25
ENE
25
ENE
25
ENE
20
ENE
20
ENE
25
ENE
25
NE
25
NE
15
NE
15
NE
10
NE
10
NE
10
NNE
5
SSW
10
SE
10
ESE
10
E
5
N
20
N
10
NE
5
E
10
ENE
Wind State (?)
onshore
cross-onshore
cross-shore
cross-offshore
offshore
glassy
offoffoffoffoffcross-
off
offoffoffoffoffcross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
crosscrosscrosscrosscrosscrosscrosscross-
off
offoffcross-
off
glasscross-
on
crosscross-
off
cross-
off
High Tide
/ height (m)
10:40AM
3.20
11:32PM
2.48
11:54AM
3.12
12:51AM
2.51
1:06PM
3.11
2:00AM
2.65
2:10PM
3.14
2:56AM
2.85
3:04PM
3.17
3:42AM
3.04
3:51PM
3.19
4:22AM
3.20
4:33PM
3.19
4:59AM
3.31
5:12PM
3.17
5:33AM
3.37
5:48PM
3.12
6:07AM
3.38
6:24PM
3.04
6:42AM
3.35
6:59PM
2.94
7:19AM
3.29
7:35PM
2.80
Low Tide
/ height (m)
5:18PM
0.75
5:13AM
1.02
6:41PM
0.73
6:38AM
1.04
7:49PM
0.64
7:52AM
0.95
8:42PM
0.53
8:51AM
0.80
9:25PM
0.44
9:40AM
0.66
10:03PM
0.38
10:22AM
0.54
10:37PM
0.35
11:01AM
0.46
11:11PM
0.35
11:37AM
0.42
11:44PM
0.38
12:13PM
0.43
12:17AM
0.43
12:49PM
0.49
12:51AM
0.51
1:27PM
0.61
1:25AM
0.61

Note: the tide data above is calculated at the surf break location.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph
Offshore winds at Back Strands blow from the SE

Wednesday
30
Thursday
01
Friday
02
Saturday
03
Sunday
04
Monday
05
Tuesday
06
Wednesday
07
Thursday
08
Friday
09
Saturday
10
Sunday
11
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Rain (mm)
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Temp. °C101010111110898876566666666665565654457777
Low °C9101010117787755565566655655564554446674
Feels °C (?)557885565422-1-10-1-1-100-1-11-1121321112443
Sunrise8:30--8:30--8:33--8:33--8:36--8:37--8:38--8:40--8:41--8:41--8:44--8:45--
Sunset-4:14--4:13--4:12--4:12--4:10--4:10--4:09--4:09--4:08--4:08--4:08--4:07-

Short Range Forecast: Some drizzle, heaviest during Wed afternoon. Very mild (max 11°C on Thu morning, min 7°C on Thu night). Wind will be generally light.

Days 3-6 Weather Summary Light rain (total 2mm), mostly falling on Sat afternoon. Mild temperatures (max 8°C on Sat morning, min 5°C on Sat afternoon). Wind will be generally light.

Days 6-9 Weather Summary Mostly dry. Mild temperatures (max 6°C on Tue morning, min 4°C on Thu night). Wind will be generally light.

Long Range Forecast: Light rain (total 2mm), mostly falling on Fri morning. Mild temperatures (max 7°C on Sat night, min 4°C on Fri night). Wind will be generally light.

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Information about the Back Strands Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for Back Strands provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 12 days. A general guide to surfing at Back Strands can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our Back Strands surf forecast is unique since it includes wave energy (power) that defines the real feel of the surf rather than just the height or the period. If you surf the same spot (Back Strands) regularly then make a mental note of the wave energy from the surf forecast table each time you go. Very soon you may start to choose your surf days based on the wave energy alone combined with our forecast of favourable offshore wind conditions. Our star ratings will help here and of course you will also find the usual wave height and period predictions on our surf forecasts as well as a full break down of the swell components under our advanced users option (to reveal that, click the little Einstein character under the tide times).

Further information to help with frequently asked questions about our surf forecast for Back Strands may be found under the help tab on the top menu and also by moving your mouse over the question marks on the surf forecast table itself. Please always bear in mind that the forecast is for near-shore open water and local factors at each surf break influence the actual breaking wave height, such as the beach / reef profile, water depths offshore and shelter.

Are you planning a holiday in Sligo? If you are looking for accommodation near Back Strands, camping, hotels and holiday cottages in Sligo, consider staying in Sligo which is 19 km (12 miles) away. Other places in and around Sligo where you can find information about places to rent, and car hire include Killybegs which is 21 km (13 miles) away, Enniskillen, Ballina and Letterkenny.