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Clonmass Bay (Ards) Surf Guide

Clonmass Bay (Ards) in Donegal is a sheltered beach break. Winter is the best time of year for surfing here. The best wind direction is from the southeast. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the best swell direction is from the northwest. Waves at the beach break both left and right. Best around high tide. An uncrowded break, even when it is working.

Clonmass Bay (Ards) Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
rarely breaks
9.1°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Clonmass Bay (Ards):

The best conditions reported for surf at Clonmass Bay (Ards) occur when a Northwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Southeast.

Surf Forecasts:

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

novemberBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Clonmass Bay (Ards) with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of November. Clean surfable waves are typically found 6% of the time in November while 29% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 65% 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).

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Interactive Clonmass Bay (Ards) 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 Clonmass Bay (Ards) is Londonderry Eglinton Airport (LDY) in North Ireland, 48 km (30 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Clonmass Bay (Ards) is St Angelo (Enniskillen) Airport (ENK) in England, 87 km (54 miles) away.

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Clonmass Bay (Ards) Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Thursday, 22 April 2021, 04:44 Local Time
Thursday 22
Wave (m) 0.1
Period (s) 11 7 7 7
Wind (km/h) 15
SSE 15
SSE 15
Wind State off off cross-

Swell History at Clonmass Bay (Ards)

Surf stats for Clonmass Bay (Ards), see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at Clonmass Bay (Ards)

Wind stats for Clonmass Bay (Ards), see the variation in direction and stength by month or season on the history page here.

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