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Muckros break guidePhoto by: Nick Russill

Muckros Surf Guide

Muckros in Donegal is a fairly exposed beach break that has reasonably consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. The best wind direction is from the northeast. Windswells and groundswells in equal measure and the best swell direction is from the west. Waves at the beach are both lefts and rights. Relatively few surfers here, even on good days.

Muckros Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
13.0°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Muckros:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

aprilBest Season: spring
The best time of year for surfing Muckros 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 13% of the time in April while 53% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 34% 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 Muckros 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 Muckros is Sligo Airport (SXL) in Ireland, 37 km (23 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Muckros is St Angelo (Enniskillen) Airport (ENK) in England, 64 km (40 miles) away.

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Muckros Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Thursday, 19 May 2022, 23:59 Local Time
ThuFriday 20
Wave (m)
Period (s) 11 11 11 11
Wind (km/h)
Wind State cross-

Swell History at Muckros

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

Wind History at Muckros

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

Muckros Reviews:

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Impartial reviews submitted by Surf-Forecast users.
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Jay Doc from Ireland
“Fickle break. Lucky if you get it working well 3 days a year. The Sand Banks are constantly getting destroyed by groundswells. There is a dangerous rip on both sides of the beach. This is an absolutely Impossible beach to predict. Not worth the hassle.”

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