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Ballinskelligs Bay ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 4.0

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Ballinskelligs Bay Spot ID

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Ballinskelligs Bay

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Ballinskelligs Bay

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Type: beach and reef

Reliability: inconsistent

Best: Swell SW | Wind NE

Sea Temperature Today is: 8.9 °C

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Saturday, 30 May 2015, 05:25 Local time
Saturday 30
4AM7AM10AM1PM
Wave (m) -
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1.1
W
0.9
W
1.1
S
Period (s) - 9 9 4
Wind (km/h) 10
S 20
SSE 30
SE 35
SSE
Wind State cross-
on
cross cross cross-
on

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Ballinskelligs Bay in County Kerry is a sheltered beach and reef break that does not work very often. Summer in particular tends to be flat. Works best in offshore winds from the northeast. Waves just as likely from local windswells as from distant groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the southwest. The beach break offers both left and right hand waves and in addition there are both left and right reef breaks.. The quality of the surf isn't affected by the tide. Even when there are waves, it's not likley to be crowded. Watch out for rocks.

Ireland wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Derrynane, 8 km from Ballinskelligs Bay.

IS AT (local time)

Ballinskelligs Bay Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Valentia Observatory, 11 km from Ballinskelligs Bay.

light winds from the NE

km/h
Air temperature
5.3 °C

Current weather near Ballinskelligs Bay

Overall Ballinskelligs Bay Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in May

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Ballinskelligs Bay Location Maps

Ballinskelligs Bay Location Map

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Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Ballinskelligs Bay:

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Wave buoys nearest to Ballinskelligs Bay:

Tide stations nearest to Ballinskelligs Bay:

  • Closest tide station
    Tra Li
    36 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    Talbert Island, River Shannon
    63 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    Cork
    74 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    Carrigaline
    77 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    Shannon
    81 mi
snow forecast website

Ski Resorts closest to Ballinskelligs Bay:

  • Closest ski area
    Raise (United Kingdom)
    352 mi
  • Second closest ski area
    Another World Ski and Snowboard Centre (United Kingdom)
    372 mi
  • Third closest ski area
    Yad Moss (United Kingdom)
    381 mi
  • Fourth closest ski area
    Harwood Common (United Kingdom)
    383 mi
  • Fifth closest ski area
    Weardale Ski Club (United Kingdom)
    387 mi
city weather forecast website

Town and city forecasts close to Ballinskelligs Bay:

  • Closest city location
    Cork (Ireland)
    74 mi
  • Second closest city location
    Limerick (Ireland)
    88 mi
  • Third closest city location
    Galway (Ireland)
    111 mi
  • Fourth closest city location
    Waterford (Ireland)
    134 mi
  • Fifth closest city location
    Tallaght (Ireland)
    190 mi

Airports

  • The closest passenger airport to Ballinskelligs Bay is Kerry Airport (KIR) in Ireland, 60 km (37 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Ballinskelligs Bay is Cork Airport (ORK), also in Ireland, 117 km (73 miles) away.
  • Third is Shannon Airport (SNN) in Ireland, 130 km (81 miles) away.
  • Galway Airport (GWY) in Ireland is 184 km (114 miles) away.
  • Waterford Airport (WAT), also in Ireland is the fifth nearest airport to Ballinskelligs Bay and is 217 km (135 miles) away.
Ballinskelligs Bay break location map and break info

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