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Pollan Bay Surf Guide

Pollan Bay in Donegal is an exposed beach break that is often working, although summer tends to be mostly flat. Works best in offshore winds from the east southeast. Waves just as likely from local windswells as from distant groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the west northwest. The beach break provides left and right handers. Good surf at all stages of the tide. The location means that it never gets crowded.

Pollan Bay Spot Info

Type:Rating:
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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
very consistent
10.4°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Pollan Bay:

The best conditions reported for surf at Pollan Bay occur when a West-northwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the East-southeast.

Surf Forecasts:

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

aprilBest Season: spring
The best time of year for surfing Pollan Bay 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 35% of the time in April while 59% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 6% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
35%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
59%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
6%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Pollan Bay Location Map

Interactive Pollan Bay 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 Pollan Bay is Londonderry Eglinton Airport (LDY) in North Ireland, 32 km (20 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Pollan Bay is Islay Airport (ILY) in U.k, 83 km (52 miles) away.

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Pollan Bay Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Monday, 17 May 2021, 13:09 Local Time
Monday 17
10AM1PM4PM7PM
Wave (m) 0.8
NNW
0.9
NNW
1.0
NW
1.1
NW
Period (s) 9 9 9 9
Wind (km/h) 15
W 20
W 20
WNW 20
W
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Swell History at Pollan Bay

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

Wind History at Pollan Bay

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

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