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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

Overall: 3.3

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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: 12.1 °C

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Thursday, 20 June 2019, 22:06 Local time
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Wave (m) -
Period (s) - - - -
Wind (km/h) 15
WNW 15
Wind State cross cross-

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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:

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Ballinskelligs Bay Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At ValentiaObservator, 11 km from Ballinskelligs Bay.

light winds from the WNW

Air temperature
13.0 °C

Current weather near Ballinskelligs Bay

Buoy Data:

At M3 Mizen Head Buoy, 49 miles from Ballinskelligs Bay.

  2PM 3PM 4PM 5PM
Data Age 6 hr 5 hr 4 hr 3 hr
Wave height (m) 1.641
Average period (s) 5.625 - - 5.742

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Overall Ballinskelligs Bay Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in June

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Town and city forecasts close to Ballinskelligs Bay:

  • Closest city location
    74 mi
  • Second closest city location
    88 mi
  • Third closest city location
    111 mi
  • Fourth closest city location
    134 mi
  • Fifth closest city location
    190 mi


  • 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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