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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 Surf Forecast / Kerry / Ireland

12 Day Weather and Surf, issued 6 am Sunday 11 Apr 2021 IST
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Ballinskelligs Bay surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Ballinskelligs Bay sea temperature is 9.6 °C (Statistics for 11 Apr 1981-2005 - mean: 10.4 max: 11.5 min: 9.3 °C)
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Ballinskelligs Bay surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Ballinskelligs Bay sea temperature is 9.6 °C (Statistics for 11 Apr 1981-2005 - mean: 10.4 max: 11.5 min: 9.3 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update Continuing clean conditions at Ballinskelligs Bay (calm at ValentiaObservator 11 km from Ballinskelligs Bay).

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Actual: 59 min ago

Calm
4 km/h
SE
Clean
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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for Ballinskelligs Bay this week:

The surf forecast for Ballinskelligs Bay over the next 12 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Wednesday (Apr 14) at 1AM. The primary swell is predicted to be 0.8m and 8s period. The wind is predicted to be cross-offshore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Ballinskelligs Bay in the next 12 days are 1.0m 11s and forecast to arrive on Sunday (Apr 18) at 1PM. Winds are predicted to be cross-onshore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 1.3m 8s period and expected on Thursday (Apr 15) at 1PM.

Wave TypeTime (IST) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+) 1AM (Wed 14th Apr)2.5ft (0.8m) 8s
Best Surf 4AM (Wed 14th Apr)3.5ft (1.0m) 8s
Most Powerful 1PM (Sun 18th Apr)3.5ft (1.0m) 11s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for Ballinskelligs Bay over the next 12 days.

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Rating
(10 max)
Swell
Height Map
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
Period(s) (?)
Wave
Graph
(?)Metric surfscale
Energy (?)
Wind
(km/h)
Wind State (?)
onshore
cross-onshore
cross-shore
cross-offshore
offshore
glassy
High Tide
/ height (m)
Low Tide
/ height (m)
Summary
Rain (mm)
High °C
Low °C
Chill °C (?)
Sunrise
Sunset
Sunday
11
Monday
12
Tuesday
13
Wednesday
14
Thursday
15
Friday
16
Saturday
17
Sunday
18
Monday
19
Tuesday
20
Wednesday
21
Thursday
22
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T unitedkingdom.htsgw.metric.66.cc23
T unitedkingdom.htsgw.metric.90.cc23
T unitedkingdom.htsgw.metric.114.cc23
T unitedkingdom.htsgw.metric.138.cc23
T unitedkingdom.htsgw.metric.162.cc23
T unitedkingdom.htsgw.metric.186.cc23
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0.2
SSW
0.1
S
0.3
SSW
0.2
SSW
0.2
W
0.2
SSW
0.2
SSW
0.2
WSW
0.8
SSW
1.2
S
0.2
SSW
0.3
WSW
0.4
SW
0.4
WSW
0.4
WSW
0.4
WSW
0.4
SW
0.5
W
0.9
WSW
0.8
WSW
0.8
WSW
0.9
WSW
1
W
1
W
1.5
W
0.1
S
0.8
WSW
0.6
WSW
0.6
W
0.6
W
1.6
W
1.7
W
1.9
SW
1.5
WSW
1.4
WSW
1.5
WSW
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15
N
25
NNW
20
WNW
10
WNW
20
W
0
WNW
10
SE
20
SSE
15
ESE
20
ESE
30
SE
20
ESE
25
ESE
30
SE
25
SE
25
SE
25
SSE
15
ESE
5
ESE
15
SSE
5
NE
5
E
5
SSE
5
ENE
5
N
10
NNW
10
NE
5
NE
10
NW
10
ENE
5
ESE
15
SSE
10
E
10
E
20
SE
15
ENE
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
on
crosscross-
on
glasscrosscrosscross-
off
cross-
off
crosscross-
off
cross-
off
crosscross-
off
crosscrosscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
on
offcross-
off
cross-
on
glassglasscross-
off
offoffcrossoffcross-
off
crosscross-
off
cross-
off
crossoff
5:27PM
3.30
5:36AM
3.37
5:56PM
3.34
6:07AM
3.36
6:25PM
3.32
6:38AM
3.29
6:55PM
3.25
7:09AM
3.17
7:25PM
3.12
7:42AM
3.00
7:57PM
2.96
8:16AM
2.80
8:33PM
2.78
8:57AM
2.59
9:17PM
2.60
9:50AM
2.41
10:18PM
2.46
11:09AM
2.30
11:43PM
2.42
12:42PM
2.36
1:06AM
2.54
1:55PM
2.57
2:10AM
2.79
11:17AM
0.21
11:30PM
0.34
11:47AM
0.19
12:01AM
0.30
12:17PM
0.22
12:31AM
0.32
12:46PM
0.32
1:02AM
0.40
1:16PM
0.46
1:34AM
0.53
1:48PM
0.64
2:08AM
0.70
2:22PM
0.84
2:47AM
0.88
3:03PM
1.04
3:37AM
1.06
3:58PM
1.21
4:48AM
1.18
5:19PM
1.30
6:18AM
1.15
6:50PM
1.23
7:35AM
0.96
8:00PM
1.03

Note: the tide data above is calculated at the surf break location.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph
Offshore winds at Ballinskelligs Bay blow from the NE

Sunday
11
Monday
12
Tuesday
13
Wednesday
14
Thursday
15
Friday
16
Saturday
17
Sunday
18
Monday
19
Tuesday
20
Wednesday
21
Thursday
22
AMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNight
clear
clear
cloudy
rain showers
partially cloudy
clear
clear
partially cloudy
cloudy
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
cloudy
cloudy
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
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6:54--6:50--6:48--6:47--6:45--6:43--6:39--6:37--6:35--6:33--6:31--6:30--
-8:30--8:31--8:34--8:36--8:37--8:38--8:40--8:42--8:44--8:45--8:46--8:49-

Short Range Forecast: Some drizzle, heaviest during Mon morning. Mild temperatures (max 9°C on Mon afternoon, min 5°C on Sun morning). Wind will be generally light.

Days 3-6 Weather Summary Mostly dry. Very mild (max 10°C on Wed morning, min 6°C on Thu night). Winds decreasing (fresh winds from the SE on Thu afternoon, light winds from the ENE by Fri night).

Days 6-9 Weather Summary Mostly dry. Very mild (max 12°C on Mon afternoon, min 7°C on Sat morning). Wind will be generally light.

Long Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Very mild (max 12°C on Tue morning, min 8°C on Thu night). Wind will be generally light.

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Information about the Ballinskelligs Bay Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for Ballinskelligs Bay provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 12 days. A general guide to surfing at Ballinskelligs Bay can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our Ballinskelligs Bay surf forecast is unique since it includes wave energy (power) that defines the real feel of the surf rather than just the height or the period. If you surf the same spot (Ballinskelligs Bay) regularly then make a mental note of the wave energy from the surf forecast table each time you go. Very soon you may start to choose your surf days based on the wave energy alone combined with our forecast of favourable offshore wind conditions. Our star ratings will help here and of course you will also find the usual wave height and period predictions on our surf forecasts as well as a full break down of the swell components under our advanced users option (to reveal that, click the little Einstein character under the tide times).

Further information to help with frequently asked questions about our surf forecast for Ballinskelligs Bay may be found under the help tab on the top menu and also by moving your mouse over the question marks on the surf forecast table itself. Please always bear in mind that the forecast is for near-shore open water and local factors at each surf break influence the actual breaking wave height, such as the beach / reef profile, water depths offshore and shelter.

Are you planning a holiday in Kerry? If you are looking for accommodation near Ballinskelligs Bay, camping, hotels and holiday cottages in Kerry, consider staying in Valentia which is 10 km (6 miles) away. Other places in and around Kerry where you can find information about places to rent, and car hire include Bantry which is 54 km (34 miles) away, Fenit and Tra Li.

We hope you find the new 12-day forecasts and additional details useful.

Kudos to everyone who helped us debug this over the past 3 months.

Be sure to click on the Advanced Surf option to see extra details about the sea-state. Look out for crossing swells and short period local wind swells and chop that will often spoil a groundswell even if the wind is perfect. As yet there is no allowance for this in the swell rating. This is something we are working on.