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Ardmore ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.5
Consistency of Surf: 2.5
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 3.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.1

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Ardmore Spot ID

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Type: beach

Reliability: inconsistent

Best: Swell SW | Wind N

Sea Temperature Today is: 11.5 °C

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Wednesday, 12 December 2018, 18:21 Local time
Wednesday 12Thu
Wave (m) 1.2
Period (s) 7 6 7 8
Wind (km/h) 35
SSE 40
SSE 45
SSE 50
Wind State on cross-

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Ardmore in Waterford is a sheltered beach break that has unreliable waves with no particular seasonal pattern. Works best in offshore winds from the north. Waves more likely to be from local windswells than distant groundswells and the best wave direction is from the southwest. The beach break offers both left and right hand waves. Good surf at all stages of the tide. Unlikely to be too crowded, even when the surf is up. Watch out for dangerous rips.

Ireland wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Youghal, 6 km from Ardmore.

IS AT (local time)

Ardmore Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Upper strand Youghal wx, 5 km from Ardmore.

wind obs. (4.0 kph from 204 degs) was rejected

Mostly Cloudy
Air temperature
10.2 °C

Current weather near Ardmore

Buoy Data:

At Wexford Buoy, 49 miles from Ardmore.

  2PM 3PM 4PM 5PM
Data Age 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr
Wave height (m) 2.500
Average period (s) 7.852 7.734 7.266 7.148

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Overall Ardmore Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in December

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Ardmore Location Maps

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Tide stations nearest to Ardmore:

  • Closest tide station
    4 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    12 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    24 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    28 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    30 mi
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Town and city forecasts close to Ardmore:

  • Closest city location
    30 mi
  • Second closest city location
    35 mi
  • Third closest city location
    61 mi
  • Fourth closest city location
    106 mi
  • Fifth closest city location
    109 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to Ardmore is Cork Airport (ORK) in Ireland, 50 km (31 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Ardmore is Waterford Airport (WAT), also in Ireland, 54 km (34 miles) away.
  • Third is Shannon Airport (SNN) in Ireland, 114 km (71 miles) away.
  • Kerry Airport (KIR) in Ireland is 122 km (76 miles) away.
  • Galway Airport (GWY), also in Ireland is the fifth nearest airport to Ardmore and is 170 km (106 miles) away.
Ardmore break location map and break info

This is the Surf-Forecast page for Ardmore, Waterford. Use the tab navigation above to view Ardmore sea temperature, Ardmore photographs, Ardmore detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Ardmore webcams, current wind from Waterford live weather stations and Ardmore tide predictions. The Ireland swell maps link will open up the big picture showing Ireland and the surrounding seas. These swell maps can be animated to show the different swell components, wave energy, wave period, wave heights, together with wind and weather forecasts, current weather and sea state observations from Ireland wave-buoys, passing ships and coastal weather stations. Each of the forecast pages for this surf break feature a global and regional wavefinder tool to locate the best surf conditions in the area around Ardmore.