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Ballyconnell Surf Guide

Ballyconnell in Sligo is an exposed beach break that has fairly consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. The best wind direction is from the southeast. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the best swell direction is from the west. The beach break offers both left and right hand waves. When the surf is up, it can get quite busy in the water.

Ballyconnell Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
11.3°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Ballyconnell:

The best conditions reported for surf at Ballyconnell occur when a West swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Southeast.

Surf Forecasts:

What's the best time of year to surf Ballyconnell (for consistent clean waves)?

februaryBest Season: autumn
The best time of year for surfing Ballyconnell with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Autumn and most often the month of February. Clean surfable waves are typically found 38% of the time in February while 57% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 5% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Ballyconnell Location Map

Interactive Ballyconnell surf break location map. View information about nearby surf breaks, their wave consistency and rating compared to other spots in the region. Current swell conditions from local buoys are shown along with live wind speed and direction from nearby weather stations. Click icons on the map for more detail. The closest passenger airport to Ballyconnell is Sligo Airport (SXL) in Ireland, 10 km (6 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Ballyconnell is Connaught Airport (NOC), also in Ireland, 52 km (32 miles) away.

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Ballyconnell Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Monday, 29 November 2021, 09:01 Local Time
Monday 29
Wave (m)
Period (s) 9 9 9 7
Wind (km/h)
Wind State on on cross-

Swell History at Ballyconnell

Surf stats for Ballyconnell, see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at Ballyconnell

Wind stats for Ballyconnell, see the variation in direction and stength by month or season on the history page here.

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    Reliability: fairly consistent
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Wave Buoys Nearest To Ballyconnell: