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Red Strand (Dirk Bay) ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0

Overall: 3.0

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Red Strand (Dirk Bay) Spot ID

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Type: reef

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell SW | Wind N

Sea Temperature Today is: 14.1 °C

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Thursday, 18 October 2018, 04:09 Local time
Thursday 18
Wave (m) 0.8
Period (s) 12 12 12 12
Wind (km/h) 15
NNE 15
NNE 15
NE 15
Wind State off cross-

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Red Strand(Dirk Bay) in County Cork is a sheltered reef break that has reasonably consistent surf, although summer tends to be mostly flat. The best wind direction is from the north. Waves just as likely from local windswells as from distant groundswells and the optimum swell angle is from the southwest. Both left and right reef breaks. Best around high tide. Take care of rocks in the line up.

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Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Long Strand-Castlefreke, 3 km from Red Strand (Dirk Bay).

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Red Strand (Dirk Bay) Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At SherkinIsland, 34 km from Red Strand (Dirk Bay).

fresh winds from the SW

no report
Air temperature
16.2 °C

Current weather near Red Strand (Dirk Bay)

Buoy Data:

At M3 Mizen Head Buoy, 67 miles from Red Strand (Dirk Bay).

  10PM 11PM 12AM 1AM
Data Age 5 hr 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr
Wave height (m) 3.125
Average period (s) 8.320 8.555 8.555 9.141

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Overall Red Strand (Dirk Bay) Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in October

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Tide stations nearest to Red Strand (Dirk Bay):

  • Closest tide station
    29 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    32 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    34 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    54 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    60 mi
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Town and city forecasts close to Red Strand (Dirk Bay):

  • Closest city location
    32 mi
  • Second closest city location
    79 mi
  • Third closest city location
    92 mi
  • Fourth closest city location
    120 mi
  • Fifth closest city location
    162 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to Red Strand (Dirk Bay) is Cork Airport (ORK) in Ireland, 45 km (28 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Red Strand (Dirk Bay) is Kerry Airport (KIR), also in Ireland, 81 km (50 miles) away.
  • Third is Shannon Airport (SNN) in Ireland, 129 km (80 miles) away.
  • Waterford Airport (WAT) in Ireland is 146 km (91 miles) away.
  • Galway Airport (GWY), also in Ireland is the fifth nearest airport to Red Strand (Dirk Bay) and is 195 km (121 miles) away.
Red Strand (Dirk Bay) break location map and break info

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