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Garrettstown ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.2
Consistency of Surf: 3.2
Difficulty Level: 2.3
Wind and Kite Surfing: 3.2
Crowds: 2.9

Overall: 3.5

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Garrettstown Spot ID

Falling tide, strong onshore, Garrettstown photo


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Surf Sunset, Garrettstown photo


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Garretstown, Garrettstown photo


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Type: beach and point

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell SW | Wind N

Sea Temperature Today is: 10.3 °C

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Wednesday, 16 January 2019, 18:52 Local time
WedThursday 17
Wave (m) 0.7
Period (s) 11 11 12 12
Wind (km/h) 35
NW 35
NW 35
NNW 25
Wind State cross-
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Garrettstown in County Cork is an exposed beach and point break that has quite reliable surf, although summer tends to be mostly flat. Works best in offshore winds from the north. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the best swell direction is from the southwest. The beach break offers both left and right hand waves Best around low tide. Unlikely to be too crowded, even when the surf is up. Take care of submerged obstacles,groynes and rocks.

Ireland wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

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Garrettstown Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Cork Arpt-corcaigh, 26 km from Garrettstown.

fresh winds from the WNW

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Air temperature
4.4 °C

Current weather near Garrettstown

Buoy Data:

At M3 Mizen Head Buoy, 81 miles from Garrettstown.

  2PM 3PM 4PM 5PM
Data Age 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr
Wave height (m) 4.375
Average period (s) 7.266 7.148 7.500 8.086

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Overall Garrettstown Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in January

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Tide stations nearest to Garrettstown:

  • Closest tide station
    16 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    19 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    19 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    40 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    53 mi
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Town and city forecasts close to Garrettstown:

  • Closest city location
    19 mi
  • Second closest city location
    71 mi
  • Third closest city location
    77 mi
  • Fourth closest city location
    115 mi
  • Fifth closest city location
    148 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to Garrettstown is Cork Airport (ORK) in Ireland, 25 km (16 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Garrettstown is Kerry Airport (KIR), also in Ireland, 87 km (54 miles) away.
  • Third is Shannon Airport (SNN) in Ireland, 120 km (75 miles) away.
  • Waterford Airport (WAT) in Ireland is 122 km (76 miles) away.
  • Galway Airport (GWY), also in Ireland is the fifth nearest airport to Garrettstown and is 186 km (116 miles) away.
Garrettstown break location map and break info

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