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Ballyheigue ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.5
Consistency of Surf: 4.5
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.7

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Ballyheigue Spot ID

Ballyheigue New Year (2015) Break photo


Photo credit: Natasha Tobin

Type: beach and reef

Reliability: consistent

Best: Swell W | Wind E

Sea Temperature Today is: 8.5 °C

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Sunday, 24 March 2019, 09:19 Local time
Sunday 24
Wave (m) 2.5
Period (s) 13 13 13 14
Wind (km/h) 20
WNW 20
NW 20
NW 20
Wind State cross-

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Ballyheigue in Kerry is an exposed beach and reef break that has consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. Offshore winds blow from the east with some shelter here from north winds. Windswells and groundswells in equal measure and the best swell direction is from the west. Waves at the beach break both left and right and in addition there are both left and right reef breaks. When it's working here, it can get crowded. Take care of rocks in the line up.

Ireland wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

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Ballyheigue Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Kerry Arpt, 31 km from Ballyheigue.


Dry and partly cloudy
Air temperature
4 °C

Current weather near Ballyheigue

Buoy Data:

At Westwave MK4 Buoy, 26 miles from Ballyheigue.

  4AM 5AM 6AM 7AM
Data Age 5 hr 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr
Wave height (m) 4.41
Average period (s) 8.86 8.05 7.84 7.82

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Overall Ballyheigue Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in March

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Town and city forecasts close to Ballyheigue:

  • Closest city location
    55 mi
  • Second closest city location
    67 mi
  • Third closest city location
    70 mi
  • Fourth closest city location
    115 mi
  • Fifth closest city location
    158 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to Ballyheigue is Kerry Airport (KIR) in Ireland, 31 km (19 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Ballyheigue is Shannon Airport (SNN), also in Ireland, 71 km (44 miles) away.
  • Third is Cork Airport (ORK) in Ireland, 110 km (68 miles) away.
  • Galway Airport (GWY) in Ireland is 119 km (74 miles) away.
  • Connaught Airport (NOC), also in Ireland is the fifth nearest airport to Ballyheigue and is 183 km (114 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Ballyheigue, Kerry. Use the tab navigation above to view Ballyheigue sea temperature, Ballyheigue photographs, Ballyheigue detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Ballyheigue webcams, current wind from Kerry live weather stations and Ballyheigue 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 Ballyheigue.