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Strandhill ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.9
Consistency of Surf: 3.6
Difficulty Level: 2.9
Wind and Kite Surfing: 2.7
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.8

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Strandhill break guidePhoto by: Niall

Strandhill Surf Guide

Strandhill in Sligo is an exposed beach/sandbar break that has fairly consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. Offshore winds blow from the southeast. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the optimum swell angle is from the west northwest. The beach breaks offer lefts and rights Best around high tide. When it's working here, it can get crowded. Take care of rocks in the line up.

Strandhill Spot Info

Icon  beachBeach/sandbarIcon  s43.8
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
15.5°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Strandhill:

The best conditions reported for surf at Strandhill occur when a West-northwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Southeast.

Surf Forecasts:
Ireland wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Use the tab navigation above to view Strandhill sea temperature, Strandhill photographs, Strandhill detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Strandhill webcams, current wind from Sligo live weather stations and Strandhill tide predictions. The Ireland swell maps link will open up the big picture showing Ireland and the surrounding seas. These swell maps can be animated to show the different swell components, wave energy, wave period, wave heights, together with wind and weather forecasts, current weather and sea state observations from Ireland wave-buoys, passing ships and coastal weather stations. Each of the forecast pages for this surf break feature a global and regional wavefinder tool to locate the best surf conditions in the area around Strandhill

Strandhill Surf:

Monday, 10 August 2020, 22:07 Local time
MonTuesday 11
Wave (m) 0.9
Period (s) 9 9 9 9
Wind (km/h) 5
Wind State cross-
cross cross

Tide Times:

For Dunmoran Strand, 8 km from Strandhill.

IS AT (local time)

Strandhill Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Sligo Arpt, 2 km from Strandhill.

light winds from the WSW

Air temperature
16 °C

Current weather near Strandhill

Buoy Data:

At M4 Buoy, 52 miles from Strandhill.

  4PM 5PM 6PM 7PM
Data Age 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr
Wave height (m) 1.3
Dominant period (s) 9.1 9.1 8.3 8.7

All wavebuoys around Strandhill

Overall Strandhill Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in August

Surf stats for Strandhill: see the swell variation by month.


Wind stats for Strandhill: see the variation in direction and stength by month.

u-turn, Strandhill photo


Photo credit:

Strandhill, winter morning photo


Photo credit: Niall

supping at sunset, Strandhill photo


Photo credit: Niall

Strandhill Location Maps

Strandhill Location Map

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Use this relief map to navigate to Sligo surf spots and tide stations that are in the area of Strandhill

Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Strandhill:

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Wave buoys nearest to Strandhill:

Tide stations nearest to Strandhill:

  • Closest tide station
    49 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    71 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    72 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    Bun Cranncha
    76 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    96 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to Strandhill is Sligo Airport (SXL) in Ireland, 1 km (1 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Strandhill is Connaught Airport (NOC), also in Ireland, 42 km (26 miles) away.
  • Third is St Angelo (Enniskillen) Airport (ENK) in England, 64 km (40 miles) away.
  • Galway Airport (GWY) in Ireland is 110 km (68 miles) away.
  • Londonderry Eglinton Airport (LDY) in North Ireland is the fifth nearest airport to Strandhill and is 127 km (79 miles) away.
Strandhill break location map and break info