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Murder Hole Beach Surf Guide

Murder Hole Beach in Donegal is an exposed beach break that is usually a safe bet. Winter is the best time of year for surfing here. Offshore winds are from the southeast and there is no shelter here from cross shore breezes. Waves just as likely from local windswells as from distant groundswells and the best swell direction is from the northwest. The beach breaks offer lefts and rights. Even when the surf is up, crowds are unknown. Watch out for rocks.

Murder Hole Beach Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
very consistent
11.2°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Murder Hole Beach:

The best conditions reported for surf at Murder Hole Beach occur when a Northwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Southeast.

Surf Forecasts:

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

octoberBest Season: autumn
The best time of year for surfing Murder Hole Beach with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Autumn and most often the month of October. Clean surfable waves are typically found 24% of the time in October while 44% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 32% 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).

Explore Murder Hole Beach Location Map

Interactive Murder Hole Beach 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 Murder Hole Beach is Londonderry Eglinton Airport (LDY) in North Ireland, 47 km (29 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Murder Hole Beach is St Angelo (Enniskillen) Airport (ENK) in England, 94 km (58 miles) away.

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Murder Hole Beach Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Monday, 29 November 2021, 12:44 Local Time
Monday 29
Wave (m)
Period (s) 9 9 9 7
Wind (km/h)
Wind State on cross-

Swell History at Murder Hole Beach

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

Wind History at Murder Hole Beach

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

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