Surfing in Connemara
Doonloughan, a right turn down a narrow road between Ballyconneely and the Connemara Golf Links is the area’s most reliable and well known surf spot.
There are a couple of breaks that are, as ever subject to tide, swell and wind conditions. The U-shaped bay which has a funnelling effect on the waves is generally best and biggest but also has the worst under-tow and rips, so novices & chidren be careful.
It is best avoided on weekends in the Summer as it can get very crowded with Families etc, although a big swell will deter all but the more committed. There are also great walks along the various inlets. Dunes – To get to the U-shaped bay, you need to cross the dunes, there are regular tracks but they can be deep and rough in spots, so take care and keep your eyes open for big potholes or ruts.
There are other less known spots that are more subject to conditions that shall not be listed here, the more experienced can inquire on-site with Mark.