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Downhill ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0

Overall: 3.3

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Downhill Surf Guide

Downhill in Londonderry is a fairly exposed beach break that has fairly consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. Works best in offshore winds from the southeast. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the ideal swell direction is from the northwest. Waves at the beach are both lefts and rights.

Downhill Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
7.5°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Downhill:

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

januaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Downhill 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 23% of the time in January while 59% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 18% 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 Downhill Location Map

Interactive Downhill 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 Downhill is Londonderry Eglinton Airport (LDY) in North Ireland, 25 km (16 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Downhill is Islay Airport (ILY) in U.k, 68 km (42 miles) away.

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Downhill Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Monday, 8 March 2021, 13:25 Local Time
Monday 08Tue
Wave (m) 1.3
Period (s) 12 9 12 11
Wind (km/h) 15
SSW 15
SSW 15
S 15
Wind State cross-

Swell History at Downhill

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

Wind History at Downhill

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

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