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Latitude: 55° 12.308' N
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Portrush is divided into two very surfable beaches: West Strand and East Strand. Both have adequate car parking right at the beaches.
DistanceIn the city
WalkInstant access (< 5min)
Easy to find?Easy to find
Public access?Public access
Special accessDon't know
Wave qualityRegional Classic
DirectionRight and left
Normal lengthNormal (50 to 150m)
Good day lengthLong (150 to 300 m)
Good swell directionDon't know
Good wind directionSouthEast
Swell sizeStarts working at 1.0m-1.5m / 3ft-5ft and holds up to 3m+ / 10ft+
Best tide positionAll tides
Best tide movementRising tide
Week-end crowdFew surfers
Very good beginners spot. East Strand's beach is a lot larger than West Strand's, which can work in West's favour when the waves at East aren't so big.
Just like Newquay, Cornwall, but in N Ireland. The town's equally as awesome, albeit colder, but the waves are less crowded. A real gem.
Well worth a visit - or moving to! Consistent waves, lovely setting.
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