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Ardmore Surf Guide

Ardmore in Waterford is a sheltered beach break that has unreliable waves with no particular seasonal pattern. Works best in offshore winds from the north. Waves more likely to be from local windswells than distant groundswells and the best wave direction is from the southwest. The beach break offers both left and right hand waves. Good surf at all stages of the tide. Unlikely to be too crowded, even when the surf is up. Watch out for dangerous rips.

Ardmore Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beach  redBeachIcon  s33.1
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
inconsistent
10.8°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Ardmore:

The best conditions reported for surf at Ardmore 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 Ardmore (for consistent clean waves)?

januaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Ardmore 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 0% of the time in January while 20% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 79% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
0%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
20%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
79%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Ardmore Location Map

Interactive Ardmore 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 Ardmore is Cork Airport (ORK) in Ireland, 50 km (31 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Ardmore is Waterford Airport (WAT), also in Ireland, 54 km (34 miles) away.

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Icon legend buoysLive Wave Height (m)
Icon legend windLive Wind Speed (km/h)
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Ardmore Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Saturday, 4 December 2021, 23:35 Local Time
SatSunday 05
9PM0AM3AM6AM
Wave (m)
1.2
WSW
0.9
WSW
0.5
WSW
0.6
SW
Period (s) 11 11 11 8
Wind (km/h)
35
35
35
35
Wind State cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off

Swell History at Ardmore

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

Wind History at Ardmore

Wind stats for Ardmore, 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 Ardmore. Click below to view there surf guides.

    • Icon beach  redBeach
    • Icon  s32.8
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    21km away
    • Icon river  redRiver
    • Icon  s33.1
    Reliability: inconsistent
    33km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach and reef
    • Icon  s32.7
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    33km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach
    • Icon  s43.7
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    38km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach and reef
    • Icon  s43.5
    Reliability: consistent
    39km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To Ardmore: