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Fennels Bay ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.5
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 3.5
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 3.5

Overall: 3.1

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Fennels Bay Spot ID

Rare session at fennels bay photo

Fennels Bay

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Type: reef

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell S | Wind WNW

Sea Temperature Today is: 17.7 °C

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Wednesday, 18 July 2018, 10:02 Local time
Wednesday 18
Wave (m) 0.2
Period (s) 10 10 10 10
Wind (km/h) 10
WSW 10
W 10
Wind State cross-
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Fennels Bay in County Cork is a fairly exposed reef break that has pretty consitent surf, although summer tends to be mostly flat. Offshore winds are from the west. Windswells are much more typical than groudswells and the ideal wave direction is from the south southeast. A left hand reef break. Relatively few surfers here, even on good days. Take care of rocks in the line up.

Ireland wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Cobh, Ireland, 9 km from Fennels Bay.

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Fennels Bay Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Roches Point, 6 km from Fennels Bay.

light winds from the NW

Air temperature
15.4 °C

Current weather near Fennels Bay

Overall Fennels Bay Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in July

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Fennels Bay Location Maps

Fennels Bay Location Map

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Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Fennels Bay:

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Wave buoys nearest to Fennels Bay:

Tide stations nearest to Fennels Bay:

  • Closest tide station
    6 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    6 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    12 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    24 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    37 mi
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Ski Resorts closest to Fennels Bay:

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Town and city forecasts close to Fennels Bay:

  • Closest city location
    12 mi
  • Second closest city location
    61 mi
  • Third closest city location
    65 mi
  • Fourth closest city location
    110 mi
  • Fifth closest city location
    133 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to Fennels Bay is Cork Airport (ORK) in Ireland, 16 km (10 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Fennels Bay is Kerry Airport (KIR), also in Ireland, 96 km (60 miles) away.
  • Third is Waterford Airport (WAT) in Ireland, 96 km (60 miles) away.
  • Shannon Airport (SNN) in Ireland is 114 km (71 miles) away.
  • Galway Airport (GWY), also in Ireland is the fifth nearest airport to Fennels Bay and is 177 km (110 miles) away.
Fennels Bay break location map and break info

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

FEATURE UPDATE: we now show red swell icons for 'open sea' swells that are travelling in an unfavourable direction for the surf break. In places, these swells may still wrap around coastlines and produce smaller waves at some breaks. They are also significant for windsurfers and other water users that tend to venture further off-shore.