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Magillian Point ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 2.8

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Magillian Point Surf Guide

Magillian Point in Londonderry is a sheltered beach break that has quite reliable surf, although summer tends to be mostly flat. Offshore winds are from the south. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the best swell direction is from the northwest. Waves at the beach are both lefts and rights. Unlikely to be too crowded, even when the surf is up.

Magillian Point Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
8.6°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Magillian Point:

The best conditions reported for surf at Magillian Point occur when a Northwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the South.

Surf Forecasts:

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

decemberBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Magillian Point with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of December. Clean surfable waves are typically found 26% of the time in December while 33% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 41% 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 Magillian Point 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 Magillian Point is Londonderry Eglinton Airport (LDY) in North Ireland, 21 km (13 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Magillian Point is Islay Airport (ILY) in U.k, 70 km (43 miles) away.

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Magillian Point Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Saturday, 17 April 2021, 01:29 Local Time
FriSaturday 17
Wave (m) 0.2
Period (s) 11 13 13 12
Wind (km/h) 10
ESE 15
SSE 15
SSE 15
Wind State cross-
off off off

Swell History at Magillian Point

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

Wind History at Magillian Point

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

Magillian Point Reviews:

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Based on 1 vote.
  • Overall:Icon  s32.8
  • Quality on a good day:Icon  s22.0
  • Consistency of Surf:Icon  s33.0
  • Difficulty Level:Icon  s11.0
  • Crowds:Icon  s44.0
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Impartial reviews submitted by Surf-Forecast users.
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Conor from United Kingdom
“Editors comments: Before reading the critical review below, please keep in mind that Magillian is very sheltered from the WNW swell that was running at the the time of these trips and that the 11 second period was not sufficient to refract much energy into the Bay. We are careful to state that our forecasts are for open-water swells and encourage users to make their own conclusions about how open water conditions relate to surf at sheltered breaks like Magillian.

The info youse guys at surf-forecast on Magilligan needs looked at. Yesterday you had it at 4stars with 2metres in a westerly swell. I did think "how can that be?" as I thought Magilligan is completely sheltered from westerly swell by Malin Head, but I gave your forecast the benefit of the doubt and headed up there as I had a bit of extra time... what a disappointment - Castlerock had 2ft, Downhill had 2-3ft, but as I drove up Benone to the west towards Magilligan it dropped off gradually to nothing at the point. I nearly bogged the jeep as the sand up there is very soft. Luckily I got out by using the ramp at "The Point" hostelry...

Thats 2x wasted journeys as a few months back I sent a mate up there based on your forecasts, and there was nothing, and he DID get bogged down.”

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