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Falcarragh Beach ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.5
Consistency of Surf: 3.5
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 5.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 4.7

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Falcarragh Beach Surf Guide

Falcarragh Beach in Donegal is an exposed beach break that only works when conditions are just right with no particular seasonal pattern. Works best in offshore winds from the south and there is no shelter here from cross shore breezes. Light onshore winds ruin the qulaity Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the optimum swell angle is from the north. The beach breaks offer lefts and rights. Best around high tide. A remote wave spot that never gets crowded. Watch out for dangerous rips.

Falcarragh Beach Spot Info

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

Surfing Falcarragh Beach:

The best conditions reported for surf at Falcarragh Beach occur when a North swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the South.

Surf Forecasts:

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

aprilBest Season: spring
The best time of year for surfing Falcarragh 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 4% of the time in April while 16% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 80% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
4%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
16%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
80%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Falcarragh Beach Location Map

Interactive Falcarragh 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 Falcarragh Beach is Londonderry Eglinton Airport (LDY) in North Ireland, 61 km (38 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Falcarragh Beach is St Angelo (Enniskillen) Airport (ENK) in England, 89 km (55 miles) away.

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Falcarragh Beach Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Monday, 19 April 2021, 11:14 Local Time
Monday 19
10AM1PM4PM7PM
Wave (m) 1.8
NW
1.7
NW
1.6
NW
1.5
NW
Period (s) 13 13 13 12
Wind (km/h) 20
SSE 20
SSE 20
SSE 15
SSE
Wind State off off off off

Swell History at Falcarragh Beach

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

Wind History at Falcarragh Beach

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

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