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General Surf Information


Surfing in Donegal

Homefield Rock Hostel is ideally situated for access to the numerous surf spots in and around Bundoran. The world famous “Peak” is just a 1 minute walk away, providing the most consistent and best quality surf in Ireland (experienced surfers only!)

For beginners and intermediates there is also Main Beach and Tullan Strand. If you have transport you can also check out Rossnowlagh, Streedagh and Strandhill. We would strongly recommend beginners take surf lessons which we will happily arrange for you


Here is a further explanation of some of our most popular breaks:

Tullan Strand
Tullan strand is one of the best beaches in Ireland for surfing, as it catches a lot of swell. Even if there are no waves at other breaks, Tullan can still be two foot and clean. The beach is two miles long with banks all along the beach, the most popular of which is beside the cliffs. At low tide the peaks nearest the cliff jack up into wedges that can produce fast hollow waves. The peaks get mellower the further down the beach you go. At high tide the peaks at the far end of the beach are best. Offshore in east and southeast winds.

Surfing the Peak The Peak
One of the most consistent and best quality reef breaks in Ireland, the Peak is best surfed at low tide. This A-frame wave produces a long walling left with barrel sections, and a shorter right that can be quite hollow. Experienced surfers only. Can get crowded. Offshore in SE winds. When the swell is big the left can close out however the right can handle nearly any swell.

Inside left
Just to the north of the peak is the inside left. On good days its offers a long left with barrel sections. Can be fickle but when its on its definitely on.