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Lahinch Strand ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.5
Consistency of Surf: 3.9
Difficulty Level: 2.5
Wind and Kite Surfing: 2.5
Crowds: 2.7

Overall: 4.1

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Lahinch Strand break guidePhoto by: Brendan (Kilkenny)

Lahinch Strand Surf Guide

Lahinch in County Clare is an exposed beach break that has reasonably consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. The best wind direction is from the east with some shelter here from north winds. Waves just as likely from local windswells as from distant groundswells and the best swell direction is from the west. The beach break offers both left and right hand waves. Good surf at all stages of the tide. Often Crowded. Hazards include rocks / rips.

Lahinch Strand Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp:
fairly consistent12.6°C

Surfing Lahinch Strand:

The best conditions reported for surf at Lahinch Strand occur when a West swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Northeast.

Surf Forecasts:

Ireland wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Use the tab navigation above to view Lahinch Strand sea temperature, Lahinch Strand photographs, Lahinch Strand detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Lahinch Strand webcams, current wind from Clare live weather stations and Lahinch Strand tide predictions. The Ireland swell maps link will open up the big picture showing Ireland and the surrounding seas. These swell maps can be animated to show the different swell components, wave energy, wave period, wave heights, together with wind and weather forecasts, current weather and sea state observations from Ireland wave-buoys, passing ships and coastal weather stations. Each of the forecast pages for this surf break feature a global and regional wavefinder tool to locate the best surf conditions in the area around Lahinch Strand

Lahinch Strand Surf:

Saturday, 30 May 2020, 18:10 Local time
Saturday 30Sun
Wave (m) 1.2
Period (s) 9 9 11 10
Wind (km/h) 25
SE 25
SE 20
SE 20
Wind State cross cross cross cross

Tide Times:

For Cregg Beach, 6 km from Lahinch Strand.

IS AT (local time)

Lahinch Strand Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Shannon Airport, 39 km from Lahinch Strand.

moderate winds from the SSE

no report
Air temperature
23.9 °C

Current weather near Lahinch Strand

Overall Lahinch Strand Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in May

Surf stats for Lahinch Strand: see the swell variation by month.


Wind stats for Lahinch Strand: see the variation in direction and stength by month.

A Quickie before Sunset !, Lahinch Strand photo

Lahinch Strand

Photo credit: Ruthie Roo

June 4th 2012 Lehinch, Lahinch Strand photo

Lahinch Strand

Photo credit: Brendan (Kilkenny)

Lahinch (Surf City), Lahinch Strand photo

Lahinch Strand

Photo credit: Paul Copner

Lahinch Strand Location Maps

Lahinch Strand Location Map

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Use this relief map to navigate to Clare surf spots and tide stations that are in the area of Lahinch Strand

Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Lahinch Strand:

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Wave buoys nearest to Lahinch Strand:

Tide stations nearest to Lahinch Strand:

  • Closest tide station
    Talbert Island, River Shannon
    24 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    24 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    27 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    Tra Li
    48 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    61 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to Lahinch Strand is Shannon Airport (SNN) in Ireland, 38 km (24 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Lahinch Strand is Galway Airport (GWY), also in Ireland, 50 km (31 miles) away.
  • Third is Kerry Airport (KIR) in Ireland, 84 km (52 miles) away.
  • Connaught Airport (NOC) in Ireland is 115 km (71 miles) away.
  • Cork Airport (ORK), also in Ireland is the fifth nearest airport to Lahinch Strand and is 134 km (83 miles) away.
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