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Surf spot: Boat Quay, Bundoran, Donegal

Friday, March 13th, 2009

Bundoran is often referred to as a ‘Ireland’s Surfing Capital’. The towns coastal area is blessed with a large range and variety of beach, reef and point breaks. From the World class reef break of the Peak, to the ever consistent Tullan Strand, Bundoran has a wave for all styles and levels of surfer


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Boat Quay

Situated behind Bundoran’s fishing boat harbour the Boat Quay is one of Bundoran’s most elusive waves. It is difficult to get all the conditions right, but if you do you will be rewarded with a great hollow fast left-hander.

The boat quay needs a large swell in excess of 6 foot to work properly. One hour before high tide and one hour after are the best times to surf the Bundoran Boat Quay.

Things to watch out for

  • Strong rips develop on outgoing tides.
  • On a really high tide the end section rebounds off the harbour wall

Surf spot: Bundoran (Inside Left), Donegal

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2009
Bundoran, Co. Donegal, Ireland


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Just to the north of the peak is Inside Left. On good days its offers a long left with barrel sections. The wave can be fickle but when it’s on, it’s definitely on.

Inside Left is a low tide only wave. It breaks along a shallow ledge of reef producing a hollow take off and barrelling first section, followed by a long pealing wall. Inside Left can be tricky on take off on very low tide, but offers a great platform for turning and manoeuvres. It is definitely for intermediate to advanced surfers only.

Watch out for the shallow sea urchin filled pools on entry and exit. Booties are a good idea!

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