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Ballinskelligs Bay ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.3

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Ballinskelligs Bay break guidePhoto by: Sam Humphrey

Ballinskelligs Bay Surf Guide

Ballinskelligs Bay in County Kerry is a sheltered beach and reef break that does not work very often. Summer in particular tends to be flat. Works best in offshore winds from the northeast. Waves just as likely from local windswells as from distant groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the southwest. The beach break offers both left and right hand waves and in addition there are both left and right reef breaks.. The quality of the surf isn't affected by the tide. Even when there are waves, it's not likley to be crowded. Watch out for rocks.

Ballinskelligs Bay Spot Info

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Surfing Ballinskelligs Bay:

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

Surf Forecasts:

Ireland wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Use the tab navigation above to view Ballinskelligs Bay sea temperature, Ballinskelligs Bay photographs, Ballinskelligs Bay detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Ballinskelligs Bay webcams, current wind from Kerry live weather stations and Ballinskelligs 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 Ballinskelligs Bay

Ballinskelligs Bay Surf:

Saturday, 4 July 2020, 00:05 Local time
FriSaturday 04
Wave (m) 3.0
Period (s) 10 10 10 10
Wind (km/h) 25
WSW 20
WSW 15
WSW 20
Wind State on cross-
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Tide Times:

At Ballinskelligs Bay (0 km).

IS AT (local time)

Ballinskelligs Bay Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At ValentiaObservator, 11 km from Ballinskelligs Bay.

light winds from the SW

Air temperature
13.9 °C

Current weather near Ballinskelligs Bay

Buoy Data:

At M3 Buoy, 45 miles from Ballinskelligs Bay.

  6PM 7PM 8PM 9PM
Data Age 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr
Wave height (m) 3.2
Dominant period (s) 9.8 - - 9.3

All wavebuoys around Ballinskelligs Bay

Overall Ballinskelligs Bay Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in July


Surf stats for Ballinskelligs Bay: see the swell variation by month.

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Wind stats for Ballinskelligs Bay: see the variation in direction and stength by month.

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Ballinskelligs Bay

Photo credit: phil o regan

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Ballinskelligs Bay

Photo credit: Sam Humphrey

Ballinskelligs Bay Location Maps

Ballinskelligs Bay Location Map

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Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Ballinskelligs Bay:

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Wave buoys nearest to Ballinskelligs Bay:

Tide stations nearest to Ballinskelligs Bay:

  • Closest tide station
    Tra Li
    36 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    Talbert Island, River Shannon
    63 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    74 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    77 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    81 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to Ballinskelligs Bay is Kerry Airport (KIR) in Ireland, 60 km (37 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Ballinskelligs Bay is Cork Airport (ORK), also in Ireland, 117 km (73 miles) away.
  • Third is Shannon Airport (SNN) in Ireland, 130 km (81 miles) away.
  • Galway Airport (GWY) in Ireland is 184 km (114 miles) away.
  • Waterford Airport (WAT), also in Ireland is the fifth nearest airport to Ballinskelligs Bay and is 217 km (135 miles) away.
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