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Magheroarty Windsurfing Guide

General info

Suitability
intermediate, advanced
Beach faces
NW, WNW, NNW
Best wind
W, NW, SW, WNW, WSW
Tidal range
medium
Shelving rate
Moderate

Definitely one of the most popular beaches in the area with both windsurfers and kitesurfers. The large cresent bay offers offers excellent wavesailing within easy reach of the main road. The wrap of the waves offers some flexibility in wind angle but the main wave breaks on a reef by the pier. Alternatively the beach breaks are accessible by the tracks at the rear of the sand dunes.

The most popular location is about halfway up the beach where on bigger swells the wave can break over a rocky shoal. 

SW to W is port tack, cross-off and cleanest on the reef whereas  SW going S works better on the beach break.  NW is cross-on and offers good jumping.

Look out for the best swell direction - W or NW swell.

Try and aim for mid tide on the push.

Features

Arguably the most popular wave sailing beach in the area. In westerly winds, excellent jumping. Watch out for a north west swell that provides excellent down the line wave riding waves.

Considerations

Watch out for currents on larger swells or large rocks on the upwind end of the reef.