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Dunmoran Strand ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.3

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Dunmoran Strand Surf Guide

Dunmoran Strand in Sligo is a sheltered beach break that has quite reliable surf and can work at any time of the year. Ideal winds are from the south. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the best swell direction is from the northwest. The beach break provides left and right handers. Good surf at all stages of the tide. Unlikely to be too crowded, even when the surf is up. Take care of rocks in the line up.

Dunmoran Strand Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beach  red-Icon  s33.3
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
9.5°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Dunmoran Strand:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

januaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Dunmoran Strand 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 38% of the time in January while 40% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 22% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
38%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
40%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
22%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Dunmoran Strand Location Map

Interactive Dunmoran Strand 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 Dunmoran Strand is Sligo Airport (SXL) in Ireland, 10 km (6 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Dunmoran Strand is Connaught Airport (NOC), also in Ireland, 40 km (25 miles) away.

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Dunmoran Strand Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Monday, 19 April 2021, 20:01 Local Time
MonTuesday 20
10PM1AM4AM7AM
Wave (m) 1.5
WNW
1.5
WNW
1.6
WNW
1.7
WNW
Period (s) 12 12 12 12
Wind (km/h) 15
SSE 10
SSE 10
SSE 5
SSW
Wind State cross-
off
cross-
off
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Swell History at Dunmoran Strand

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

Wind History at Dunmoran Strand

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

Other Nearby Breaks Closest To:

Discover surf breaks near Dunmoran Strand. Click below to view there surf guides.

    • Icon beachBeach
    • Icon  s43.5
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    7km away
    • Icon beachBeach/sandbar
    • Icon  s43.8
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    8km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s43.5
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    10km away
    • Icon beachBeach
    • Icon  s33.4
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    12km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s32.9
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    15km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To Dunmoran Strand: