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St Finan's Bay ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.8
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 3.6
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 2.7

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St Finan's Bay Spot ID

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St Finan's Bay

Photo credit: phil o regan

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St Finan's Bay

Photo credit: phil o regan

St finans bay half metre waves, St Finan's Bay photo

St Finan's Bay

Photo credit: Paul Hunt

Type: beach

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell SW | Wind NE

Sea Temperature Today is: 10.8 °C

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Saturday, 15 December 2018, 22:34 Local time
SatSunday 16
Wave (m) 5.0
Period (s) 15 14 14 14
Wind (km/h) 40
W 40
WSW 35
SW 35
Wind State cross-
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St Finnan's Bay in County Kerry is an exposed beach break that has reasonably consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. Offshore winds blow from the northeast with some shelter here from north winds. Groundswells and windswells are equally likely and the ideal swell direction is from the southwest. The beach break provides left and right handers. Best around low tide. It very rarely gets crowded here. Take care to avoid the rocks.

Ireland wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Ballinskelligs Bay, 10 km from St Finan's Bay.

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St Finan's Bay Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At ValentiaObservator, 12 km from St Finan's Bay.

moderate winds from the SW

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Air temperature
7.7 °C

Current weather near St Finan's Bay

Buoy Data:

At M3 Mizen Head Buoy, 49 miles from St Finan's Bay.

  6PM 7PM 8PM 9PM
Data Age 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr
Wave height (m) 6.250
Average period (s) 8.789 8.672 9.375 8.555

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Overall St Finan's Bay Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in December

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Town and city forecasts close to St Finan's Bay:

  • Closest city location
    80 mi
  • Second closest city location
    93 mi
  • Third closest city location
    113 mi
  • Fourth closest city location
    140 mi
  • Fifth closest city location
    195 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to St Finan's Bay is Kerry Airport (KIR) in Ireland, 68 km (42 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to St Finan's Bay is Cork Airport (ORK), also in Ireland, 127 km (79 miles) away.
  • Third is Shannon Airport (SNN) in Ireland, 136 km (84 miles) away.
  • Galway Airport (GWY) in Ireland is 188 km (117 miles) away.
  • Waterford Airport (WAT), also in Ireland is the fifth nearest airport to St Finan's Bay and is 226 km (140 miles) away.
St Finan's Bay break location map and break info

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