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Lighthouse ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0

Overall: 3.5

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Lighthouse Surf Guide

Lighthouse in Sligo is an exposed reef break that has quite reliable surf and can work at any time of the year. The best wind direction is from the east. Waves just as likely from local windswells as from distant groundswells and the ideal swell angle is from the west. There are left and right breaking reefs. Rocks are a hazard.

Lighthouse Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReefIcon  s43.5
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
9.5°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Lighthouse:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

aprilBest Season: spring
The best time of year for surfing Lighthouse 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 32% of the time in April while 54% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 14% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
32%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
54%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
14%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Lighthouse Location Map

Interactive Lighthouse 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 Lighthouse is Sligo Airport (SXL) in Ireland, 4 km (2 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Lighthouse is Connaught Airport (NOC), also in Ireland, 47 km (29 miles) away.

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Icon legend buoysLive Wave Height (m)
Icon legend windLive Wind Speed (km/h)
Please note that some surf spot locations are approximate to protect their exact location while others are not shown at close zoom level.
Lighthouse Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Monday, 19 April 2021, 12:42 Local Time
Monday 19
10AM1PM4PM7PM
Wave (m) 1.8
WNW
1.7
WNW
1.6
WNW
1.6
WNW
Period (s) 13 13 13 12
Wind (km/h) 20
SSE 25
SSE 20
SSE 15
SSE
Wind State cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off

Swell History at Lighthouse

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

Wind History at Lighthouse

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

Other Nearby Breaks Closest To:

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    • Icon  s43.8
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    5km away
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    • Icon  s33.4
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    6km away
    • Icon beachBeach
    • Icon  s43.5
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    6km away
    • Icon beach  red-
    • Icon  s33.3
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    10km away
    • Icon beachBeach and reef
    • Icon  s33.5
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    11km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To Lighthouse: