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Back Strands Surf Forecast / Sligo / Ireland

12 Day Weather and Surf, issued 5 am Sunday 28 Nov 2021 GMT
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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 11.3 °C (Statistics for 28 Nov 1981-2005 - mean: 10.8 max: 12.0 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 11.3 °C (Statistics for 28 Nov 1981-2005 - mean: 10.8 max: 12.0 min: 9.8 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update Continuing clean conditions at Back Strands (light winds from the ESE at Finner 17 km from Back Strands).

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17 km away, 1 h 26 min ago

Light
7 km/h
ESE
4.0
11.3
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 Sunday (Nov 28) at 9AM. The primary swell is predicted to be 0.9m and 9s period with a secondary swell of 0.3m and 13s. The wind is predicted to be cross-offshore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Back Strands in the next 12 days are 3.0m 16s and forecast to arrive on Saturday (Dec 04) at 9PM. Winds are predicted to be onshore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 0.3m 2s period and expected on Friday (Dec 03) at 3PM.

Wave TypeTime (GMT) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+) 9AM (Sun 28th Nov)3ft (0.9m) 9s
Best Surf12PM (Sun 5th Dec)10ft (3.0m) 13s
Most Powerful 9PM (Sat 4th Dec)10ft (3.0m) 16s

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

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Rating
(10 max)
Swell
Height Map
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
Period(s) (?)
Wave
Graph
(?)Metric surfscale
Energy (?)
Wind
(km/h)
Wind State (?)
onshore
cross-onshore
cross-shore
cross-offshore
offshore
glassy
High Tide
/ height (m)
Low Tide
/ height (m)
Summary
Rain (mm)
High °C
Low °C
Chill °C (?)
Sunrise
Sunset
Sunday
28
Monday
29
Tuesday
30
Wednesday
01
Thursday
02
Friday
03
Saturday
04
Sunday
05
Monday
06
Tuesday
07
Wednesday
08
Thursday
09
AMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNight
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T unitedkingdom.htsgw.metric.114.cc23
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0.9
WNW
1.6
W
1.6
WNW
1.4
WNW
1.2
WNW
1.4
WNW
1.6
W
1.7
W
1.8
WNW
2.5
WNW
2.5
WNW
2.1
WNW
1.9
WNW
1.7
WNW
1.2
WNW
0.8
WNW
0.7
W
2
WNW
2.1
WNW
2.4
WNW
3.5
WNW
3
WNW
2.5
WNW
1.9
WNW
1.3
WNW
2.5
W
2.5
W
2.2
W
1.8
W
3.5
W
5.5
WNW
6.5
WNW
5
WNW
3.5
WNW
2.2
WNW
1.6
WNW
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1214894543262172102063724231055153810308625702961339464554792143742933251510474151760246915841104284413366207471050945561547713
15
S
10
NW
5
S
25
NW
30
WNW
30
WNW
35
WSW
30
SSW
40
NW
40
NW
50
NW
40
N
25
N
15
NW
15
SSE
20
SW
35
WNW
40
NW
45
WNW
50
NW
45
NNW
20
NNW
15
NW
10
SSE
35
SE
35
ESE
25
ESE
35
ESE
40
E
35
ENE
25
ENE
25
E
20
ESE
30
SSE
20
S
15
SW
cross-
off
onglassoncross-
on
cross-
on
crosscross-
off
onononcross-
on
cross-
on
oncross-
off
crossononcross-
on
ononcross-
on
onoffoffoffoffcross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
offcross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
12:03PM
2.75
12:59AM
2.37
1:10PM
2.89
2:03AM
2.61
2:08PM
3.09
2:55AM
2.90
3:00PM
3.31
3:41AM
3.19
3:49PM
3.51
4:24AM
3.45
4:37PM
3.63
5:08AM
3.66
5:25PM
3.67
5:52AM
3.78
6:14PM
3.59
6:37AM
3.81
7:03PM
3.42
7:25AM
3.76
7:54PM
3.17
8:16AM
3.62
8:48PM
2.89
9:12AM
3.43
9:49PM
2.63
6:48PM
0.99
6:47AM
1.17
7:49PM
0.75
7:53AM
1.00
8:39PM
0.47
8:50AM
0.75
9:26PM
0.22
9:40AM
0.48
10:10PM
0.03
10:29AM
0.24
10:53PM
-0.07
11:17AM
0.05
11:37PM
-0.09
12:05PM
-0.04
12:21AM
-0.01
12:55PM
-0.02
1:07AM
0.13
1:48PM
0.11
1:54AM
0.33
2:44PM
0.32
2:45AM
0.57
3:46PM
0.54

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

Sunday
28
Monday
29
Tuesday
30
Wednesday
01
Thursday
02
Friday
03
Saturday
04
Sunday
05
Monday
06
Tuesday
07
Wednesday
08
Thursday
09
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8:26--8:27--8:29--8:30--8:32--8:33--8:34--8:37--8:37--8:40--8:41--8:41--
-4:15--4:15--4:14--4:13--4:13--4:12--4:10--4:10--4:09--4:09--4:08--4:08-

Short Range Forecast: Heavy rain (total 30mm), heaviest during Tue afternoon. Very mild (max 11°C on Mon morning, min 5°C on Sun morning). Winds increasing (calm on Sun night, strong winds from the NW by Tue night).

Days 3-6 Weather Summary Moderate rain (total 14mm), heaviest on Fri night. Mild temperatures (max 9°C on Wed morning, min 4°C on Thu night). Winds decreasing (near gales from the NW on Wed afternoon, light winds from the NW by Thu afternoon).

Days 6-9 Weather Summary Light rain (total 6mm), mostly falling on Sat morning. Mild temperatures (max 9°C on Sat morning, min 3°C on Sun night). Winds decreasing (near gales from the WNW on Sat morning, calm by Sun night).

Long Range Forecast: Moderate rain (total 10mm), heaviest on Thu morning. Mild temperatures (max 7°C on Thu night, min 3°C on Wed morning). Winds decreasing (strong winds from the ESE on Tue morning, light winds from the S by Thu afternoon).

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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.