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Castlerock ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 4.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.3

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Castlerock break guidePhoto by: Ivan IV Vasilyevich

Castlerock Surf Guide

Castlerock in Londonderry is an exposed beach/Jetty break that has dependable surf, although summer tends to be mostly flat. Offshore winds are from the south. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the best swell direction is from the northwest. Waves at the beach are both lefts and rights. Best around mid tide. Unlikely to be too crowded, even when the surf is up.

Castlerock Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
9.4°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Castlerock:

The best conditions reported for surf at Castlerock occur when a Northwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the South.

Surf Forecasts:

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

februaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Castlerock with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of February. Clean surfable waves are typically found 47% of the time in February while 44% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 9% 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 Castlerock Location Map

Interactive Castlerock 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 Castlerock is Londonderry Eglinton Airport (LDY) in North Ireland, 28 km (17 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Castlerock is Islay Airport (ILY) in U.k, 66 km (41 miles) away.

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Castlerock Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Sunday, 9 May 2021, 20:25 Local Time
Sunday 09Mon
Wave (m) 0.3
Period (s) 14 13 13 10
Wind (km/h) 30
SSE 30
SSE 25
SSE 25
Wind State off off cross-

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Swell History at Castlerock

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Wind History at Castlerock

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