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Achill Island

Slow beach break unless a large clean swell is pushing in.  Throws some surprises particularly in the winter season.  Breaks in both directions, some secret spots nearby that work when its blown out.

Swell Report

Station 62095 - M6 - West Coast
Updated: Wed, 08 Nov 2017 13:37:24 +0000

November 8, 2017 1300 UTC
Location: 53.04N 15.53W
Wind Direction: W (260°)
Wind Speed: 21.0 knots
Significant Wave Height: 15.7 ft
Average Period: 8 sec
Atmospheric Pressure: 30.24 in (1024.1 mb)
Pressure Tendency: +0.01 in (+0.4 mb)
Air Temperature: 56.1°F (13.4°C)
Dew Point: 52.5°F (11.4°C)
Water Temperature: 55.8°F (13.2°C)

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What's it like!

The beach at Keel, Achill, contains dangerous rip tides from its centre to the eastern end (under the Minaun Cliffs). Surfing should only take place in the western half of the beach waters. A prominent notice on the beach informs all sea users of the boundary of the dangerous waters. There is an extensive parking area, accessed by road, adjacent to the beach


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