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Teiki Mathieu Baillan surfing a self-made Alaia surfboard in Lances Left, Mentawaï, Indonesia. Photo by C. Naslain, 2009.

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 Ballyheirnan Bay

Ireland, North West

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Datum: WGS84 [ Help ]
Precision: Approximatif

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Latitude: 55° 14.939' N
Longitude: 7° 42.167' W

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 Access

There are a number of access spots along the road which runs parallel to the beach.

English (Translate this text in English): There are a number of access spots along the road which runs parallel to the beach.

English (Translate this text in English): There are a number of access spots along the road which runs parallel to the beach.

English (Translate this text in English): There are a number of access spots along the road which runs parallel to the beach.

DistanceWeek-end trip

WalkInstant access (< 5min)

Easy to find?OK

Public access?Public access

Special accessDon't know

 Surf Spot Characteristics

Surf Spot Quality

Wave qualityNormal

ExperienceAll surfers

FrequencyDon't know

Wave

TypeBeach-break

DirectionRight and left

BottomSandy

PowerOrdinary, Fun

Normal lengthShort (< 50m)

Good day lengthNormal (50 to 150m)

Tide, Swell and Wind

Good swell directionNorth, NorthWest, NorthEast

Good wind directionWest, SouthWest, South, SouthEast, East

Swell sizeStarts working at Less than 1m / 3ft and holds up to 3m+ / 10ft+

Best tide positionAll tides

Best tide movementRising and falling tides

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Week crowdEmpty

Week-end crowdEmpty

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Dangers

- Rips / undertow

 Additional Information

Ballyheirnan is at the top of Fanad Head, north Donegal. It has several access points along the long crescent shaped bay, with waves varing in size according to the swell direction and a prevailing offshore wind. Water and beach is beautifully clean so lets keep it that way.

English (Translate this text in English): Ballyheirnan is at the top of Fanad Head, north Donegal. It has several access points along the long crescent shaped bay, with waves varing in size according to the swell direction and a prevailing offshore wind. Water and beach is beautifully clean so lets keep it that way.

English (Translate this text in English): Ballyheirnan is at the top of Fanad Head, north Donegal. It has several access points along the long crescent shaped bay, with waves varing in size according to the swell direction and a prevailing offshore wind. Water and beach is beautifully clean so lets keep it that way.

English (Translate this text in English): Ballyheirnan is at the top of Fanad Head, north Donegal. It has several access points along the long crescent shaped bay, with waves varing in size according to the swell direction and a prevailing offshore wind. Water and beach is beautifully clean so lets keep it that way.

Atmosphere

In winter its a religious experience and a good summer swell is reasonably common with good empty waves. Plus it's too far and not 'cool' enough for the surfing sheep to get to.

English (Translate this text in English): In winter its a religious experience and a good summer swell is reasonably common with good empty waves. Plus it's too far and not 'cool' enough for the surfing sheep to get to.

English (Translate this text in English): In winter its a religious experience and a good summer swell is reasonably common with good empty waves. Plus it's too far and not 'cool' enough for the surfing sheep to get to.

English (Translate this text in English): In winter its a religious experience and a good summer swell is reasonably common with good empty waves. Plus it's too far and not 'cool' enough for the surfing sheep to get to.

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By Matt , 31-08-2007

He does rip! - Yeah that is the guy who has the shop and surf school, he tears the place apart! But there are also a few other local guys who rip up here!

By Mark , 04-04-2006

I've seen that guy - I've seen that guy too. I think he has the surf shop in letterkenny. This beach is great with a few classic breaks near by too!!!

By grace , 09-02-2006

Great Beach break! - A fantastic beach break with a good right hand peak , best surfed three hours before high. I saw one guy ripping up here last week he seems to be the only one up on a regular basis. the place is usually empty!

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