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Glencolumbkille Surf Guide

Glencolumbkille in Donegal is an exposed beach break that has very consistent surf and works all around the year. Offshore winds are from the southeast and there is no shelter here from cross shore breezes. Light onshore winds ruin the qulaity Groundswells and windswells are equally likely and the ideal swell direction is from the west northwest. Waves at the beach break both left and right. Even when the surf is up, crowds are unknown. Submerged rocks are a hazard.

Glencolumbkille Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
very consistent
9.1°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Glencolumbkille:

The best conditions reported for surf at Glencolumbkille occur when a West-northwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Southeast.

Surf Forecasts:

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

februaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Glencolumbkille with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of February. Clean surfable waves are typically found 39% of the time in February while 59% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 2% 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 Glencolumbkille Location Map

Interactive Glencolumbkille 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 Glencolumbkille is Sligo Airport (SXL) in Ireland, 49 km (30 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Glencolumbkille is St Angelo (Enniskillen) Airport (ENK) in England, 79 km (49 miles) away.

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Glencolumbkille Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Monday, 19 April 2021, 20:56 Local Time
MonTuesday 20
Wave (m) 1.6
Period (s) 12 12 12 12
Wind (km/h) 20
SSE 20
SSE 10
SSW 15
Wind State cross-

Swell History at Glencolumbkille

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

Wind History at Glencolumbkille

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

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