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Donabate ratings
Quality on a good day: 1.8
Consistency of Surf: 1.8
Difficulty Level: 1.8
Wind and Kite Surfing: 3.3
Crowds: 3.8

Overall: 2.6

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Donabate break guidePhoto by: Mushburger

Donabate Surf Guide

Donabate in Wexford is a beach break that has unreliable waves. Summer in particular tends to be flat. Works best in offshore winds from the northwest. Windswells are much more typical than groudswells and the optimum wave angle is from the south. The beach breaks offer lefts and rights. Even when the surf is up, crowds are unknown. Take care of - Rips / undertow - Pollution.

Donabate Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beach  redBeachIcon  s32.6
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
inconsistent
8.9°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Donabate:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

januaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Donabate with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of January. Clean surfable waves are typically found 10% of the time in January while 42% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 48% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
10%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
42%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
48%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Donabate Location Map

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Donabate Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Saturday, 17 April 2021, 21:29 Local Time
SatSunday 18
10PM1AM4AM7AM
Wave (m) 0.6
S
0.4
SSE
0.5
S
0.6
S
Period (s) 4 4 4 4
Wind (km/h) 20
S 10
S 10
SSE 20
SSE
Wind State cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on

Swell History at Donabate

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

Wind History at Donabate

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

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