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The Surf Report: All quiet on the western coast

The Bank Holiday will see many ditching the city and heading west in search of waves, but it looks like the Atlantic isn’t planning on keeping its end of the bargain.

It's going to be a calm Bank Holiday weekend.
It's going to be a calm Bank Holiday weekend.

DESPITE MARGINAL SURF conditions the County Sligo Open 2011 shall be going ahead a planned.

Although the organizers are warning that the competition may have to be pushed into Monday if conditions do not improve.

This is the fourth and final event of the Senior Tour and by the end of the weekend a new Irish Champion shall be crowned.

There are many different categories that will be contested at the event including Mens & Ladies Open Surf, Bodyboard contents, Senior & Masters events and even a SUP competition.

Registration for the event will take place at 9am on July 30th and if you are thinking of competing don’t forget to bring your 2011 ISA membership card with you.

Good waves everyone…

Weather Overview

So the question is: Are they going to have surf? Unfortunately it looks like it’s going to be the classic answer of “You should have been here yesterday!” The waves are looking great for today but the swell is due to drop as the weekend progresses. Apologies to all who were hoping for some bank holiday waves.

The north – 3-4ft today with light onshore winds. These switch to southerlies tomorrow but swell is low.

Co Donegal/Sligo – 3ft today and surfable everywhere. The swell drops to under 1m Saturday but the wind does swing offshore, so fingers crossed it cleans the waves up for the comp.

Co Clare – 2ft and offshore. The perfect longboard wave. Drops smaller tomorrow.

Dingle Peninsula – Inch is pretty much flat today but there is a rideable wave in Kilcummin. But like the rest of the country it will get smaller as time ticks on.

Cork & the south – Small and getting smaller.

Disclaimer – These weather reports are intended as a general overview of swell running in that area. These are predictions and actual wave size may vary. Do not enter the water alone or without adequate equipment and do not enter surf that is too large for your abilities. We cannot be held responsible for any decisions you make based on this information. For daily weather information follow @dinglesurf on Twitter.com.



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