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Kinnagoe Bay Surf Guide

Kinnagoe Bay in Donegal is a sheltered beach break that has consistent surf, although summer tends to be mostly flat. The best wind direction is from the southwest and there is no shelter here from cross shore breezes. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the ideal swell angle is from the north. The beach break provides left and right handers. Surfable at all stages of the tide. Crowds are never a problem here. Rocks are a hazard.

Kinnagoe Bay Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
10.7°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Kinnagoe Bay:

The best conditions reported for surf at Kinnagoe Bay 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 Kinnagoe Bay (for consistent clean waves)?

novemberBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Kinnagoe Bay with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of November. Clean surfable waves are typically found 1% of the time in November while 5% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 94% 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 Kinnagoe Bay Location Map

Interactive Kinnagoe Bay 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 Kinnagoe Bay is Londonderry Eglinton Airport (LDY) in North Ireland, 26 km (16 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Kinnagoe Bay is Islay Airport (ILY) in U.k, 67 km (42 miles) away.

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Kinnagoe Bay Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Monday, 17 May 2021, 14:56 Local Time
Monday 17Tue
Wave (m) 0.5
Period (s) 9 9 9 13
Wind (km/h) 20
WNW 20
WNW 15
WSW 10
Wind State cross-

Swell History at Kinnagoe Bay

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

Wind History at Kinnagoe Bay

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

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    Reliability: inconsistent
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    Reliability: consistent
    9km away
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    • Icon  s32.8
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    10km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach
    • Icon  s33.3
    Reliability: fairly consistent
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