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Ballybunion ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 4.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 4.3
Crowds: 3.8

Overall: 4.3

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Ballybunion Surf Guide

Ballybunion in County Kerry is an exposed beach reef and point break that has consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. Works best in offshore winds from the east. Windswells and groundswells in equal measure and the ideal swell direction is from the west. Waves at the beach break both left and right as well as a left hand reef break. Good surf at all stages of the tide. Relatively few surfers here, even on good days. Rocks are a hazard.

Ballybunion Spot Info

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Surfing Ballybunion:

The best conditions reported for surf at Ballybunion occur when a West swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the East.

Surf Forecasts:

Ireland wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

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

Ballybunion Surf:

Friday, 29 May 2020, 15:17 Local time
Friday 29Sat
Wave (m) 0.5
Period (s) 11 10 10 10
Wind (km/h) 30
SSE 25
SE 25
SE 20
Wind State cross-

Tide Times:

At Ballybunion (0 km).

IS AT (local time)

Ballybunion Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Kerry Arpt, 37 km from Ballybunion.

light winds from the ESE.(Wind varies from 090 to 150 degs)

Air temperature
20 °C

Current weather near Ballybunion

Overall Ballybunion Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in May

Surf stats for Ballybunion: see the swell variation by month.


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

Ballybunion Location Maps

Ballybunion Location Map

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Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Ballybunion:

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Wave buoys nearest to Ballybunion:

Tide stations nearest to Ballybunion:

  • Closest tide station
    Talbert Island, River Shannon
    14 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    Tra Li
    16 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    35 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    60 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    66 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to Ballybunion is Kerry Airport (KIR) in Ireland, 37 km (23 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Ballybunion is Shannon Airport (SNN), also in Ireland, 56 km (35 miles) away.
  • Third is Galway Airport (GWY) in Ireland, 102 km (63 miles) away.
  • Cork Airport (ORK) in Ireland is 109 km (68 miles) away.
  • Connaught Airport (NOC), also in Ireland is the fifth nearest airport to Ballybunion and is 167 km (104 miles) away.
Ballybunion break location map and break info