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Dunfanaghy (Killahoey Beach) ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.5
Consistency of Surf: 3.5
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 3.5

Overall: 3.7

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Dunfanaghy (Killahoey Beach) break guide

Dunfanaghy (Killahoey Beach) Surf Guide

Dunfanaghy in Donegal is a fairly exposed beach break that has fairly consistent surf, although summer tends to be mostly flat. Works best in offshore winds from the southeast. Waves just as likely from local windswells as from distant groundswells and the best swell direction is from the northwest. The beach breaks offer lefts and rights. Rarely crowded here.

Dunfanaghy (Killahoey Beach) Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
8.9°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Dunfanaghy (Killahoey Beach):

The best conditions reported for surf at Dunfanaghy (Killahoey Beach) occur when a North swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Southwest.

Surf Forecasts:

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

januaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Dunfanaghy (Killahoey Beach) 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 0% of the time in January while 1% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 98% 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 Dunfanaghy (Killahoey Beach) Location Map

Interactive Dunfanaghy (Killahoey 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 Dunfanaghy (Killahoey Beach) is Londonderry Eglinton Airport (LDY) in North Ireland, 53 km (33 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Dunfanaghy (Killahoey Beach) is St Angelo (Enniskillen) Airport (ENK) in England, 90 km (56 miles) away.

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Dunfanaghy (Killahoey Beach) Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Tuesday, 20 April 2021, 00:12 Local Time
MonTuesday 20
Wave (m) -
Period (s) - - - -
Wind (km/h) 15
SSE 10
SSE 10
SSW 25
Wind State cross-
off cross-

Swell History at Dunfanaghy (Killahoey Beach)

Surf stats for Dunfanaghy (Killahoey Beach), see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at Dunfanaghy (Killahoey Beach)

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

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