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County Sligo Surfing

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At the southern extreme of the county lies Donegal Bay, the spiritual home of Irish surfing and an area blessed with several world-class waves. With the prevalent airflow from the SW and a mainly north-facing aspect, open to most Atlantic swells, the low-lying coastline that passes through Counties Donegal, Leitrim, Sligo and Mayo is a true surferÕs paradise. Perfect surf geology shapes triangulated reefs, rivermouth sandbars and assorted beachbreaks, evenly distributed around the bay. Focal points include Rossnowlagh in Co Donegal, home to the biggest surf club in Ireland and the legendary Surfers Bar; a virtual surf museum of Irish surf history. Bundoran is a regular international competition venue where the ongoing fight to save The Peak from destruction keeps it under the media spotlight, along with the recent big-wave, tow-in discoveries. Further west, EaskeyÕs consistent limestone reefbreaks are as popular as ever with travelling surfers. Due N swells will get in, unlike the breaks to the east, and provided the wind isnÕt straight N then somewhere will be sheltered. Donegal Bay is so flexible it can fire at any time of the year, while September to November remain prime time.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
                       
3 - 8°C
5/4
4 - 10°C
5/4
8 - 14°C
4/3
12 - 17°C
3/2
9 - 14°C
4/3
5 - 9°C
5/4
+ Great uncrowded reefbreaks
+ Powerful swells
+ Predominant offshores
+ Cool people
- Rainy climate and cold water
- Windy conditions
- Big tidal ranges
- Fairly pricey
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  Forecast Surf Report Stormrider Guide
Guide icon Forecast icon Strandhill Grey Star Grey Star Grey Star 7.5ft 10secs 264° 14mph Sunny No Reports Available. Beachbreak Peaks Sand 12
2
W - NW South Easterly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon Enniscrone Grey Star Grey Star 7.5ft 10secs 264° 9mph Brief Showers Possible No Reports Available. Right Pointbreak Uneven Reef and Sand 12
4
NW - N South Easterly Low Tide Only
Guide icon Forecast icon Dunmoran Strand 3ft 7secs 320° 14mph Sunny No Reports Available. Beachbreak Peaks Sand 8
2
NW - N South Westerly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon Easkey Left Star Grey Star 7.5ft 10secs 264° 9mph Brief Showers Possible No Reports Available. Left Submerged Reef Rock Ledge 20
3
W - N Southerly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon Easkey Right Grey Star Grey Star Grey Star 7.5ft 10secs 264° 9mph Brief Showers Possible No Reports Available. Right Submerged Reef Rock Ledge 15
4
W - N Southerly Low Tide Only
Guide icon Forecast icon Pollacheeny Harbour Grey Star Grey Star Grey Star 7.5ft 10secs 264° 9mph Brief Showers Possible No Reports Available. Right Pointbreak Boulders 12
3
NW - N South Easterly Low Tide Only