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Tullagh Bay Surf Guide

Tullagh Bay in Donegal is an exposed beach break that has reasonably consistent surf, although summer tends to be mostly flat. The best wind direction is from the south southwest with some shelter here from south winds. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the best swell direction is from the north. The beach break provides left and right handers. Good surf at all stages of the tide. The location means that it never gets crowded.

Tullagh Bay Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
7.8°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Tullagh Bay:

The best conditions reported for surf at Tullagh Bay occur when a North swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the South-southwest.

Surf Forecasts:

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

octoberBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Tullagh Bay with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of October. Clean surfable waves are typically found 3% of the time in October while 7% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 90% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
3%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
7%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
90%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Tullagh Bay Location Map

Interactive Tullagh 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 Tullagh Bay is Londonderry Eglinton Airport (LDY) in North Ireland, 32 km (20 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Tullagh Bay is Islay Airport (ILY) in U.k, 87 km (54 miles) away.

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Tullagh Bay Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Saturday, 27 February 2021, 13:50 Local Time
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Wind (km/h) 10
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Swell History at Tullagh Bay

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

Wind History at Tullagh Bay

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

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