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Doonloughan ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.2
Consistency of Surf: 2.8
Difficulty Level: 3.2
Wind and Kite Surfing: 3.7
Crowds: 4.5

Overall: 3.5

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Doonloughan break guidePhoto by: Rob Davies

Doonloughan Surf Guide

Doonloughan in Mayo and Achill Island is an exposed beach break that only works once in a while with no particular seasonal pattern. The best wind direction is from the southeast and there is no shelter here from cross shore breezes. Poor surf in light onshore winds Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the ideal swell angle is from the northwest. The beach break provides left and right handers. The quality of the surf isn't affected by the tide. Even when the surf is up, crowds are unknown.

Doonloughan Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beach  redBeachIcon  s43.5
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
inconsistent
9.7°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Doonloughan:

The best conditions reported for surf at Doonloughan 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 Doonloughan (for consistent clean waves)?

octoberBest Season: spring
The best time of year for surfing Doonloughan with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Spring and most often the month of October. Clean surfable waves are typically found 18% of the time in October while 38% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 44% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
18%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
38%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
44%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Doonloughan Location Map

Interactive Doonloughan 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 Doonloughan is Galway Airport (GWY) in Ireland, 81 km (50 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Doonloughan is Connaught Airport (NOC), also in Ireland, 101 km (63 miles) away.

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Doonloughan Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Monday, 19 April 2021, 20:56 Local Time
MonTuesday 20
10PM1AM4AM7AM
Wave (m) 1.6
WNW
1.6
WNW
1.9
WNW
1.9
NW
Period (s) 12 12 12 11
Wind (km/h) 20
SSE 15
SE 15
SE 10
ENE
Wind State off off off cross-
off

Swell History at Doonloughan

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

Wind History at Doonloughan

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

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