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Cornish Reef ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.5

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Cornish Reef Spot ID

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Cornish Reef

Photo credit: Jeff Copner

Type: reef

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell W | Wind E

Sea Temperature Today is: 10.0 °C

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Saturday, 19 January 2019, 20:50 Local time
SatSunday 20
Wave (m) 2.5
Period (s) 12 11 10 10
Wind (km/h) 15
NW 20
NW 40
NNW 35
Wind State cross-

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Cornish Reef in County Clare is an exposed reef break that has quite reliable surf and can work at any time of the year. Works best in offshore winds from the east. Waves just as likely from local windswells as from distant groundswells and the best swell direction is from the west. A left hand reef. Best around mid tide. When the surf is up, it can get quite busy in the water. Take care of rocks and rips.

Ireland wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Cregg Beach, 2 km from Cornish Reef.

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Cornish Reef Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Westwave MK4 Buoy, 28 km from Cornish Reef.


Air temperature
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Current weather near Cornish Reef

Buoy Data:

At Westwave MK4 Buoy, 17 miles from Cornish Reef.

  4PM 5PM 6PM 7PM
Data Age 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr
Wave height (m) 3.37
Average period (s) 8.24 7.40 7.86 7.60

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Overall Cornish Reef Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in January

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Cornish Reef Location Map

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Town and city forecasts close to Cornish Reef:

  • Closest city location
    29 mi
  • Second closest city location
    35 mi
  • Third closest city location
    80 mi
  • Fourth closest city location
    105 mi
  • Fifth closest city location
    127 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to Cornish Reef is Shannon Airport (SNN) in Ireland, 38 km (24 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Cornish Reef is Galway Airport (GWY), also in Ireland, 53 km (33 miles) away.
  • Third is Kerry Airport (KIR) in Ireland, 81 km (50 miles) away.
  • Connaught Airport (NOC) in Ireland is 118 km (73 miles) away.
  • Cork Airport (ORK), also in Ireland is the fifth nearest airport to Cornish Reef and is 133 km (83 miles) away.
Cornish Reef break location map and break info

This is the Surf-Forecast page for Cornish Reef, Clare. Use the tab navigation above to view Cornish Reef sea temperature, Cornish Reef photographs, Cornish Reef detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Cornish Reef webcams, current wind from Clare live weather stations and Cornish Reef 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 Cornish Reef.