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Roundstone

Irish West Coast
'Gurteen Bay’ is Roundstone's most popular venue. Horseshoe-shaped and facing almost due south, it feels quite safe. There’s barely any current so it’s hard to get swept out to sea – and therefore rare, although not impossible. The water's usually super-flat, maybe a bit choppy in strong wind. When the wind really kicks in, you’ll need to watch out for shorebreak: it might look tame, but will break kit given the chance. Yet overall it's a great beginner spot, if perhaps a bit dull for experts as the water stays flat. The atmosphere is idyllic: dolphins have been known to swim with windsurfers here. Access is pretty good too; you can usually drive right down to the beach to rig up on grass or sand. To get here, take the main road out of town (towards 'Ballyconneely’) for about 10 minutes, turn left to 'Gurteen Bay’, then 'Dogs Bay’ is just beyond the campsite. Roundstone itself is a nice town – good food and great pubs that aren't generally too fussy about closing time. Then again, beware of the 'Surfers’ Curse’: the best conditions will always arrive the morning after an all-night party!

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 Ireland - Roundstone (GFS 27 km 13.12. 12 UTC, NWW3 50 km 13.12. 12 UTC)
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Wind direction SSE SSE SSW SSE SSE S SSE SSE SSE SSE SSE SE SSE SSE SSE S WNW W SW SW SW SW WSW
Wave (m) 4.7 4.8 4.8 4.6 4.1 3.7 3.4 3.2 3.3 3.1 3 5.4 5.3 4.9 4.7 4.4 5.3 5.5 4.5 4.3 4.1 3.9 3.8
Wave period (s) 17 17 16 16 15 15 14 14 13 13 13 20 19 18 17 16 16 15 14 14 14 13 13
Wave direction WSW W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W
Temperature (°C) 9 10 10 9 9 9 9 9 9 10 10 11 12 12 13 11 8 9 8 8 9 9 9
Cloud cover (%) - 100 91 74 35 52 92 96 100 100 86 100 100 100 100 98 76 100 81 89 99 99 98
Rain (mm/3h) - 2.5 0.5         3.4 2.1 0.4   4.9 3.3 2 6.2 6.7 4.7 3.2 1 1.2 1.3 1.1 1.2
Windguru rating 3 1       1 3 3 3 1 1 3 3 3 3 2 3 3 3 3 3 3 2
 Lat: 53.39, Lon: -9.91 Timezone: GMT (UTC+0) sun08:52 - 16:15 [Archive]
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Wind speed (knots) 22 12 4 2 11 14 20 24 22 14 12 21 21 24 24 18 40 28 24 22 20 21 18
Wind direction SSE SSE SSW SSE SSE S SSE SSE SSE SSE SSE SE SSE SSE SSE S WNW W SW SW SW SW WSW
Wave (m) 4.7 4.8 4.8 4.6 4.1 3.7 3.4 3.2 3.3 3.1 3 5.4 5.3 4.9 4.7 4.4 5.3 5.5 4.5 4.3 4.1 3.9 3.8
Wave period (s) 17 17 16 16 15 15 14 14 13 13 13 20 19 18 17 16 16 15 14 14 14 13 13
Wave direction WSW W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W
Temperature (°C) 9 10 10 9 9 9 9 9 9 10 10 11 12 12 13 11 8 9 8 8 9 9 9
Cloud cover (%) - 100 91 74 35 52 92 96 100 100 86 100 100 100 100 98 76 100 81 89 99 99 98
Rain (mm/3h) - 2.5 0.5         3.4 2.1 0.4   4.9 3.3 2 6.2 6.7 4.7 3.2 1 1.2 1.3 1.1 1.2
Windguru rating 3 1       1 3 3 3 1 1 3 3 3 3 2 3 3 3 3 3 3 2
 Lat: 53.39, Lon: -9.91 Timezone: GMT (UTC+0) sun08:52 - 16:15 [Archive]
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Gurteen Bay ist der Hauptspot, an dem die meisten Leute fahren. In der hufeisenförmigen Bucht, die nur nach Süden offen ist, fühlt man sich besonders sicher.
Gurteen Bay' is Roundstones most popular venue. Horseshoe-shaped and facing almost due south, it feels quite safe.
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