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Annestown ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 4.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.5

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Annestown Surf Guide

Annestown in Waterford is a fairly exposed beach and reef break that has consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. Works best in offshore winds from the north. Waves just as likely from local windswells as from distant groundswells and the best swell direction is from the southwest. The beach breaks offer lefts and rights and there is also a left hand reef break.. Even when there are waves, it's not likley to be crowded. Watch out for rocks.

Annestown Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beach  redBeach and reefIcon  s43.5
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
consistent
9.7°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Annestown:

The best conditions reported for surf at Annestown occur when a Southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the North.

Surf Forecasts:

What's the best time of year to surf Annestown (for consistent clean waves)?

januaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Annestown with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of January. Clean surfable waves are typically found 3% of the time in January while 39% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 58% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
3%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
39%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
58%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Annestown Location Map

Interactive Annestown surf break location map. View information about nearby surf breaks, their wave consistency and rating compared to other spots in the region. Current swell conditions from local buoys are shown along with live wind speed and direction from nearby weather stations. Click icons on the map for more detail. The closest passenger airport to Annestown is Waterford Airport (WAT) in Ireland, 15 km (9 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Annestown is Cork Airport (ORK), also in Ireland, 88 km (55 miles) away.

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Annestown Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Sunday, 18 April 2021, 22:33 Local Time
SunMonday 19
10PM1AM4AM7AM
Wave (m) 0.7
SW
0.7
SW
0.7
SW
0.7
SSW
Period (s) 5 8 8 8
Wind (km/h) 15
SSE 15
SSE 15
SSE 15
SSE
Wind State on on on on

Swell History at Annestown

Surf stats for Annestown, see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at Annestown

Wind stats for Annestown, see the variation in direction and stength by month or season on the history page here.

Other Nearby Breaks Closest To:

Discover surf breaks near Annestown. Click below to view there surf guides.

    • Icon beach  redBeach
    • Icon  s43.7
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    2km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach and reef
    • Icon  s43.5
    Reliability: consistent
    2km away
    • Icon river  redRiver
    • Icon  s33.1
    Reliability: inconsistent
    7km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach
    • Icon  s33.3
    Reliability: inconsistent
    11km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s33.2
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    14km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To Annestown: