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Donegal Bay 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
+ 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 Bundoran - The Peak Star Star Star Star 6ft 13secs 282° 13mph Clear No Reports Available. Submerged Reef Peaks Rock Ledge 18
4
W - NW South Easterly Low to Mid Tide
Guide icon Forecast icon Rossnowlagh Star Star Star Star 6ft 13secs 282° 7mph Mist No Reports Available. Beachbreak Peaks Sand 12
2
W - NW Easterly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon Mullaghmore Strand 0ft 0secs 0° 13mph Clear No Reports Available. Beachbreak Peaks Sand 8
2
W - NW South Westerly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon Mullaghmore Head Star Star Star Star 6ft 13secs 282° 13mph Clear No Reports Available. Left Submerged Reef Uneven Reef 30+
10
W - NW South Westerly High Tide Only