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Drumnacraig Beach Surf Guide

Drumnacraig Beach in Donegal is an exposed beach break that has quite reliable surf, although summer tends to be mostly flat. The best wind direction is from the west southwest with some shelter here from south winds. Waves just as likely from local windswells as from distant groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the north. The beach break provides left and right handers. Good surf at all stages of the tide. The location means that it never gets crowded.

Drumnacraig Beach Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
7.6°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Drumnacraig Beach:

The best conditions reported for surf at Drumnacraig Beach occur when a North swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the West-southwest.

Surf Forecasts:

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

aprilBest Season: spring
The best time of year for surfing Drumnacraig Beach with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Spring and most often the month of April. Clean surfable waves are typically found 2% of the time in April while 8% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 90% 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 Drumnacraig Beach 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 Drumnacraig Beach is Londonderry Eglinton Airport (LDY) in North Ireland, 36 km (22 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Drumnacraig Beach is St Angelo (Enniskillen) Airport (ENK) in England, 93 km (58 miles) away.

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Drumnacraig Beach Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Thursday, 25 February 2021, 21:45 Local Time
ThuFriday 26
Wave (m) -
Period (s) - - - -
Wind (km/h) 20
SSW 15
S 15
S 15
Wind State cross-

Swell History at Drumnacraig Beach

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

Wind History at Drumnacraig Beach

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

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