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Streedagh Strand Surf Guide

Streedagh Strand in Sligo is an exposed beach and reef break that has reasonably consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. Offshore winds are from the southeast. Groundswells more frequent than windswells and the ideal swell direction is from the west. The beach breaks offer lefts and rights. Good surf at all stages of the tide. When the surf is up, it can get quite busy in the water.

Streedagh Strand Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
16.0°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Streedagh Strand:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

februaryBest Season: autumn
The best time of year for surfing Streedagh Strand with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Autumn and most often the month of February. Clean surfable waves are typically found 38% of the time in February while 57% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 5% 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 Streedagh Strand Location Map

Interactive Streedagh Strand 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 Streedagh Strand is Sligo Airport (SXL) in Ireland, 14 km (9 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Streedagh Strand is St Angelo (Enniskillen) Airport (ENK) in England, 58 km (36 miles) away.

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Streedagh Strand Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Sunday, 11 June 2023, 00:53 Local Time
SatSunday 11
Wave (m)
Period (s) 8 8 8 9
Wind (km/h)
Wind State off off off off

Swell History at Streedagh Strand

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

Wind History at Streedagh Strand

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

Streedagh Strand Reviews:

Interactive Porthcawl Point location map. View nearby buoy information, live wind conditions and surrounding roads, paths and locations to help find new breaks. Click the buoys or wind icon to view more information.

Based on 8 votes.
  • Overall:Icon  s33.5
  • Quality on a good day:Icon  s43.7
  • Consistency of Surf:Icon  s33.0
  • Difficulty Level:Icon  s32.9
  • Wind and Kite Surfing:Icon  s54.6
  • Crowds:Icon  s33.2
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Impartial reviews submitted by Surf-Forecast users.
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Sligo man from Ireland
“Its a great beach with lots of fossils,
its Really nice when its sunny and its
a more calm beach than the others in Sligo.
And one thing I love about it is that theres none of them
Flies that follow you in hot wheather.
(They're so annoying)”

Other Nearby Breaks Closest To:

Discover surf breaks near Streedagh Strand. Click below to view there surf guides.

    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s33.2
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    7km away
    • Icon beachBeach
    • Icon  s33.4
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    8km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s33.4
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    9km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s43.5
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    11km away
    • Icon beachBeach/sandbar
    • Icon  s43.8
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    15km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To Streedagh Strand:

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