Saturday, 31 July 2010

6.55am Saturday 31 July 2010

Swell is a small 1 foot and choppy in a force 3 onshore westerly breeze.

Low 03.39 0.8m
High 09.55 3.4m
Low 15.52 1.1m
High 22.06 3.5m

Friday, 30 July 2010

7.20am Friday 30 July 2010

Flat right now with a light force 1 southeasterly offshore breeze.

Low 03.08 0.7m
High 09.20 3.5m
Low 15.52 1.1m
High 21.30 3.6m

Thursday, 29 July 2010

7.10am Thursday 29 July 2010

Swell is a good 1 foot with a cross shore force 3 north northwesterly breeze.

Low 02.37 0.7m
High 08.45 3.6m
Low 14.48 0.9m
High 20.54 3.8m

Wednesday, 28 July 2010

7.00am Wednesday 28 July 2010

Swell is 1 and a half foot and a bit choppy in a force 3 onshore westerly breeze.

Low 02.03 0.7m
High 08.10 3.6m
Low 14.14 0.8m
High 20.18 3.8m

Tuesday, 27 July 2010

7.45am Tuesday 26 July 2010

Swell is 1 and a half foot with a force 3-4 onshore westerly breeze.

Low 01.28 0.7m
High 07.34 3.6m
Low 13.40 0.8m
High 19.42 3.9m

Monday, 26 July 2010

7.45am Monday 26 July 2010

This morning's swell is a small choppy 1 foot with a light force 1 onshore southwesterly breeze.

Low 00.05 0.8m
High 06.57 3.5m
Low 13.03 0.9m
High 19.04 3.8m

Full Moon today

Sunday, 25 July 2010

7.15am Sunday 25 July 2010

This morning there's a 1 good foot swell but a bit choppy in a force 2 onshore westerly breeze.

Low 00.08 0.9m
High 06.20 3.4m
Low 12.22 1.0m
High 18.26 3.7m

Saturday, 24 July 2010

UPDATE 9.20am Saturday 24 July - Creevy Sponsored Charity Swim arriving in Rossnowlagh

Swell has picked up a bit since this morning. It is now a good 1 foot and the breeze has dropped to 1, blowing from south easterly direction so there are nice clean lines to give the Creevy Swim swimmers a fast finish. (This morning at about 8.00am the annual Creevy Swim took off from Creevy Pier and is still arriving in Rossnowlagh although the leaders arrived before 9.00am. Well done all!)

6.45am Saturday 24 July 2010

Swell is a small 1 foot with a light force 2 southerly cross shore breeze.

High 05.38 3.3m
Low 11.38 1.1m
High 17.64 3.6m

Friday, 23 July 2010

7.15am Friday 23 July 2010

All flat this morning with a force 2 southerly cross shore breeze.

High 04.51 3.2m
High 10.47 1.3m
High 17.02 3.5m
Low 23.22 1.0m

Thursday, 22 July 2010

7.15am Thursday 22 July 2010

Swell is about half a foot, flattened out by a force 4 cross shore wind.

High 03.52 3.0m
Low 10.47 1.3m
High 16.12 3.3m
Low 22.25 1.2m

Wednesday, 21 July 2010

7.05am Wednesday 21 July 2010

Yesterday's big swell has dropped to good 1 foot sets in clean lines. The force 2 northerly cross-shore breeze is ruffling things just a little.

High 02.38 3.1m
Low 08.35 1.4m
High 15.09 2.3m
Low 21.18 1.3m

Tuesday, 20 July 2010

7.50am Tuesday 20 July 2010

Swell is 2 foot in good clean lines with no wind and just solitary surfer.

High 01.17 3.1m
High 07.17 1.3m
High 13.57 3.2m
Low 1957 1.3m

Monday, 19 July 2010

UPDATE 9.45am Monday 19 July 2010

Swell has come up to a good 2 foot in nice lines with a light breeze which is southerly cross shore up here on the cliff but looks as if it's south easterly offshore down at the beach.

For tide times check earlier post below.

7.20am Monday 19 July 2010

Swell is a small 1 foot this morning with a very light force 1 cross shore southerly breeze.

High 00.08 3.4m
High 12.45 3.3m
Low 18.38 1.3m

Sunday, 18 July 2010

7.00am Sunday 18 July 2010

Swell this morning is just half a foot and choppy in an onshore force 4 northwesterly.

Low 0.514.0.9m
High 11.43 3.4m
Low 17.34 1.1m

Saturday, 17 July 2010

7.20am Saturday 17 July 2010

This morning's swell is 1 foot but choppy and flattened by a force 4 north northwesterly cross wind. Surf should improve when the wind drops later this morning.

Low 04.27 0.7
High 20.49 3.7m
Low 16.42 0.9
High 23.09 3.7m

Friday, 16 July 2010

7.00am Friday 16 July 2010

A north northwesterly force 4 cross shore wind is flattening out any swell that might be there for now.

Low 03.43 0.5m
High 09.21 1.3m
Low 15.58 3.1m
High 22.09 1.2m

NB - Note the quantity of seaweed on the beach. According to local weather lore, the weather will remain broken till the weed in front of the Sandhouse is gone.

Thursday, 15 July 2010

7.25am Thursday 15 July 2010

Mostly flat for now with a half foot swell close to shore with a light force 1 onshore
southwesterly breeze.

Low 02.59 0.4m
High 09.09 4.1m
Low 15.11 0.6m
High 21.25 4.2m

Wednesday, 14 July 2010

Change proposed Doolin Pier design Petition

Change proposed Doolin Pier design Petition

Landmark Irish wave threatened by harbor development

For thousands of years the waves breaking on the limestone slabs of Crab Island and Doolin point have been peeling off & spitting tubes.
It is only since the early 1970’s that they’ve been ridden by surfers. Since then they have become, along with the Bundoran reefs, the most surfed spots in the country.
They have been on the “must surf” list of any travelling surfers coming to Ireland, from Kevin Naughton’s arrival in the 70’s, to the McNulty brothers virgin surf on their ancestral turf in the 80’s, to Anthony Walsh’s extended stay last winter.

The scenery in the area is spectacular, with the massive cliffs of Moher looming to the south and the geographical uniqueness of the limestone karst region of the Burren to the north. Add in the Aran island chain only a few miles to the northwest and it all comes together to make this spot the iconic postcard surfspot of Ireland.

While being overshadowed in the media lately due to the discovery of heavy spots such as Aileen’s and Riley’s, Crab Island is still a more important surf spot to most of the surfers of Ireland. This is because of the frequency of which it breaks and the fact that it is within the capabilities of all competent surfers. It is the spot most likely to deliver the ’ride of a lifetime’ for 90% of Irish surfers.

Unfortunately that may not remain the case…
There is a ferry operation running from a small pier in the lagoon behind crab island to the nearby Aran islands. This runs during the summer months when the lagoon is not getting churned by big winter swells. These ferries now require a larger pier in deeper water in order to meet an EU regulation on commercial passenger ferries. However the design that Clare Co. Council has decided on is likely to damage both waves of Crab Island and Doolin point from backwash. It will also introduce a safety hazard by forcing surfers to now paddle across the ferry’s paths to get to the lineups. It is also likely to get damaged by winter storms due to its exposed location out the point. (The existing pier is located at the back of the lagoon). Reading the plans drawn up shows that the effect on the surf spots has not been taken into consideration at all by the council. They have, to date, not given any response to repeated and sustained requests from local surfers for a meeting on the issue.

Local surfers in the area are trying to convince the council that a ‘win-win’ situation can easily be arrived at. A design where the ferries have a pier that meets their requirements and does not damage the waves with backwash. Simply moving the pier back towards the existing one by about 50m and dredging a little deeper inside the pier should achieve this. It would also have the added effect of lessening the amount of damage done to the pier by the massive winter swells that pound this stretch of coast. Local surfers need to convince the council of how well regarded these surf spots are, both by Irish and international surfers. As part of that we would like you to sign the petition listed below. It will only take 10 seconds. The West Coast Surf Club in Ireland will present this petition as part of a submission to Clare Co. Council before the closing date of objections on 5 August. Please, have your voice heard. Let’s keep this wave so that its peeling tubes are there for you when you visit Ireland.
Link this petition to any facebook\myspace\blogs you may have and mail to your surfing friends.


(Anyone wishing to, can view the current plans on
We would also encourage people to send in their own formal objections to this. This can be done for free (no charge for submissions as it’s not a private planning application) by posting a letter to “Planning Section, Clare County Council, New Road, Ennis, Co. Clare, Ireland”, quoting “Planning application details ref: 108006 (Clare County Council)”. You must also include your name and address.)

7.10am Wednesday, 14 July 2010

Flat with a force 3 offshore southeasterly breeze.

Low 02.16 0.3m
High 08.22 4.1m
Low 14.28 0.6m
High 20.36 4.3m

Tuesday, 13 July 2010

7.00am Tuesday 13 July 2010

Swell is a very small 1 foot with a light 2-3 offshore southeasterly breeze.

Low 01.34 0.4m
High 07.36 4.0m
Low 13.43 0.6m
High 19.49 4.3m