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Magheroarty Strand Surf Guide

Magheroarty Strand in Donegal is an exposed point break that has unreliable waves. Summer in particular tends to be flat. The best wind direction is from the south and there is no shelter here from cross shore breezes. Easily blown out by an onshore breeze Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the ideal swell angle is from the north northwest. The point break provides left and right handers. Surfable at all stages of the tide. Crowds are never a problem here.

Magheroarty Strand Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
9.0°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Magheroarty Strand:

The best conditions reported for surf at Magheroarty Strand occur when a North-northwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the South.

Surf Forecasts:

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

januaryBest Season: autumn
The best time of year for surfing Magheroarty Strand with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Autumn and most often the month of January. Clean surfable waves are typically found 35% of the time in January while 42% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 23% 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).

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Interactive Magheroarty Strand 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 Magheroarty Strand is Londonderry Eglinton Airport (LDY) in North Ireland, 64 km (40 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Magheroarty Strand is St Angelo (Enniskillen) Airport (ENK) in England, 90 km (56 miles) away.

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Magheroarty Strand Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Thursday, 22 April 2021, 14:07 Local Time
Thursday 22Fri
Wave (m) 0.5
Period (s) 8 8 8 8
Wind (km/h) 15
NNE 20
ENE 15
SE 15
Wind State cross-
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Swell History at Magheroarty Strand

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

Wind History at Magheroarty Strand

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

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