Coumeenole ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.7
Consistency of Surf: 4.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 3.0
Crowds: 4.0

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Coumeenole Surf Forecast and Surf Reports

(Kerry, Ireland)

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Coumeenole Spot ID:

Type: beach

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell SW | Wind NE

Sea Temperature Today is: 9.3 °C

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Tuesday, 31 March 2015, 05:24 Local time

Tuesday 31
4AM 7AM 10AM 1PM
Wave (m) 7.0
Period (s) 13 14 13 13
Wind (km/h) 65
WNW 60
WNW 65
WNW 70
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Coumeenole in Kerry is an exposed beach break that has pretty consitent surf and can work at any time of the year. Works best in offshore winds from the northeast with some shelter here from north winds. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the best swell direction is from the southwest. The beach breaks offer lefts and rights. Best around low tide when the tide is rising. Unlikely to be too crowded, even when the surf is up. Beware of wreck, rips.

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Visitor Reviews of Coumeenole

Rob Davies from NEW ZEALAND writes:

Coumeenole is located at the far Western tip of the Dingle Peninsular, below the scenic Slea Head Drive. There is parking very nearby, and in summer an excellent mobile coffee shop often parks above the beach. The area has become a very popular spot on sunny summer days but for the rest of the year you'd be unlucky to find crowds of surfers in the water.

Coumeenole is a picture perfect beach, one of the finest in Ireland, and the waves are up there too. Facing southwest and very exposed to any swell from that quarter Coumeenole is sheltered from northeast, north, northwest and to some degree, even westerly winds.

It is often surprising how much of a westerly swell gets in here because it looks like it should be mostly blocked by the Blasket Islands. Somehow enough gets through. A Westerly swell of just 1.8 m and 8 seconds is about the minimum that will produce surfable waves here, at about knee to waist high but if the same size swell comes from the SW or if a 3m swell comes from the west, it will be head-high and excellent.

This makes Coumeenole a very good bet on days when west winds accompany a small to moderate west swell - a very common situation in this part of Ireland, especially in Summer. At these times, Coumeenole can be pretty much the only surfable spot in the area because most spots in Dingle are blown out in westerly wind. In a northwest wind, the contrast is even greater - head-high onshore mush at Brandon Bay versus pristine little waves here and clean and flat as a tack at Inch Reef.

Expect to find some of the clearest water in Europe and plenty of harmless marine life. Low to mid tide dishes up very peaky waves that are very easy to get into. As the tide pushes up onto the bank at the back of the bay, the waves tend to get heavier and at high tide the close out is probably best left to spongeboarders who can get little cover-ups.

Although I have never surfed here when the waves are overhead, this must happen frequently outside of summer. I have no idea whether or not the break can handle very big winter swells, which must easily exceed 10 feet here, but I have it on good account that at 6 foot it is just fine.


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Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Coumeenole:

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Closest break Smerwick Harbour 6 mi
Second closest break Ballydavid 7 mi
Third closest break Trabeg or Kinard 11 mi
Fourth closest break Annascaul Rivermouth 18 mi
Fifth closest break St Finan's Bay 19 mi

Wave buoys nearest to Coumeenole:

Closest wave buoy M3 Mizen Head Buoy 61 mi
Second closest wave buoy K2 Buoy 144 mi
Third closest wave buoy K4 Buoy 187 mi
Fourth closest wave buoy M4 Donegal Bay Buoy 201 mi
Fifth closest wave buoy M2 Lambay Buoy 232 mi

Tide stations nearest to Coumeenole:

Closest tide station Tra Li 34 mi
Second closest tide station Talbert Island, River Shannon 57 mi
Third closest tide station Shannon 77 mi
Fourth closest tide station Cork 86 mi
Fifth closest tide station Carrigaline 90 mi

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Ski Resorts closest to Coumeenole:

Closest ski area Raise (United Kingdom) 351 mi
Second closest ski area Another World Ski and Snowboard Centre (United Kingdom) 375 mi
Third closest ski area Yad Moss (United Kingdom) 380 mi
Fourth closest ski area Harwood Common (United Kingdom) 382 mi
Fifth closest ski area Glencoe Mountain Resort (United Kingdom) 387 mi

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Town and city forecasts close to Coumeenole:

Closest city location Cork (Ireland) 86 mi
Second closest city location Limerick (Ireland) 87 mi
Third closest city location Galway (Ireland) 100 mi
Fourth closest city location Waterford (Ireland) 142 mi
Fifth closest city location Tallaght (Ireland) 190 mi
  • The closest passenger airport to Coumeenole is Kerry Airport (KIR) in Ireland, 65 km (40 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Coumeenole is Shannon Airport (SNN), also in Ireland, 124 km (77 miles) away.
  • Third is Cork Airport (ORK) in Ireland, 138 km (86 miles) away.
  • Galway Airport (GWY) in Ireland is 168 km (104 miles) away.
  • Connaught Airport (NOC), also in Ireland is the fifth nearest airport to Coumeenole and is 229 km (142 miles) away.
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