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Inch Strand ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.5
Consistency of Surf: 2.8
Difficulty Level: 1.7
Wind and Kite Surfing: 3.5
Crowds: 2.7

Overall: 3.6

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Inch Strand Spot ID

70s surf rocks, Inch Strand photo

Inch Strand

Photo credit: Jürgen

Where an inch is a mile!, Inch Strand photo

Inch Strand

Photo credit: Florian Walsh

Inch Strand photo

Inch Strand

Photo credit: Milan

Type: beach

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell SW | Wind ENE

Sea Temperature Today is: 9.8 °C

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Saturday, 17 November 2018, 19:27 Local time
SatSunday 18
Wave (m) 5.0
Period (s) 18 17 17 17
Wind (km/h) 30
ESE 25
ESE 25
ESE 20
Wind State cross-

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Inch Strand in County Kerry is a quite exposed beach break that has pretty consitent surf and can work at any time of the year. The best wind direction is from the east with some shelter here from north winds. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the ideal swell angle is from the southwest. Waves at the beach are both lefts and rights. Best around mid tide. It's sometimes crowded here.

Ireland wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Annascaul Rivermouth, 6 km from Inch Strand.

IS AT (local time)

Inch Strand Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At ValentiaObservator, 29 km from Inch Strand.

moderate winds from the E

Air temperature
12.8 °C

Current weather near Inch Strand

Buoy Data:

At Westwave MK4 Buoy, 45 miles from Inch Strand.

  2PM 3PM 4PM 5PM
Data Age 5 hr 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr
Wave height (m) 5.66
Average period (s) 12.05 11.57 10.96 10.96

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Overall Inch Strand Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in November

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Town and city forecasts close to Inch Strand:

  • Closest city location
    65 mi
  • Second closest city location
    68 mi
  • Third closest city location
    89 mi
  • Fourth closest city location
    121 mi
  • Fifth closest city location
    171 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to Inch Strand is Kerry Airport (KIR) in Ireland, 31 km (19 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Inch Strand is Shannon Airport (SNN), also in Ireland, 96 km (60 miles) away.
  • Third is Cork Airport (ORK) in Ireland, 105 km (65 miles) away.
  • Galway Airport (GWY) in Ireland is 149 km (93 miles) away.
  • Waterford Airport (WAT), also in Ireland is the fifth nearest airport to Inch Strand and is 197 km (122 miles) away.
Inch Strand break location map and break info

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