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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 Forecast / Kerry / Ireland

12 Day Weather and Surf, issued 6 am Sunday 11 Apr 2021 IST
Forecast update in  hr  min  s Update imminent
Ballybunion surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Ballybunion sea temperature is 9.5 °C (Statistics for 11 Apr 1981-2005 - mean: 10.1 max: 11.3 min: 8.9 °C)
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Ballybunion surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Ballybunion sea temperature is 9.5 °C (Statistics for 11 Apr 1981-2005 - mean: 10.1 max: 11.3 min: 8.9 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update Continuing clean conditions at Ballybunion (calm at Shannon Airport 56 km from Ballybunion).

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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for Ballybunion this week:

The surf forecast for Ballybunion over the next 12 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Monday (Apr 12) at 10PM. The primary swell is predicted to be 1.0m and 8s period with a secondary swell of 0.2m and 13s. The wind is predicted to be glassy as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Ballybunion in the next 12 days are 1.3m 10s and forecast to arrive on Tuesday (Apr 13) at 7AM. Winds are predicted to be cross-offshore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 0.3m 2s period and expected on Friday (Apr 16) at 10AM.

Wave TypeTime (IST) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+)10PM (Mon 12th Apr)3.5ft (1.0m) 8s
Best Surf 4AM (Tue 13th Apr)4.5ft (1.3m) 10s
Most Powerful 7AM (Tue 13th Apr)4.5ft (1.3m) 10s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for Ballybunion 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
AMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNight
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T unitedkingdom.htsgw.metric.114.cc23
T unitedkingdom.htsgw.metric.138.cc23
T unitedkingdom.htsgw.metric.162.cc23
T unitedkingdom.htsgw.metric.186.cc23
T unitedkingdom.htsgw.metric.210.cc23
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1.2
NW
1.1
NW
1.3
NW
1.1
NW
1
NW
1.1
NW
1.3
NW
1.1
NW
0.8
NW
0.7
NW
0.6
NW
0.2
WSW
0.2
W
0.3
WSW
0.3
WSW
0.3
WSW
0.3
WSW
0.5
W
0.8
W
0.8
W
0.7
W
0.8
W
0.9
W
0.9
W
1.6
WNW
1.8
WNW
1.8
WNW
1.6
NW
1.4
NW
1
WNW
1.4
W
1.2
W
1.3
WSW
1.1
W
1
W
1.2
W
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196133107119110183341212107644117112219181784166163114163185160703876904754522251334220385240196344
20
N
20
NW
25
WNW
20
W
20
W
5
SSE
10
SE
15
NNW
10
SSE
20
SE
15
SE
20
SE
25
SE
25
SE
25
SE
20
SE
20
SE
15
SE
10
ESE
10
ENE
5
SSE
15
E
5
NNE
10
E
10
ENE
20
N
10
ENE
10
NE
15
N
10
E
15
ESE
15
E
15
ESE
20
E
15
ENE
20
E
crosscross-
on
cross-
on
ononglasscross-
off
cross-
on
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
offoffcross-
off
offcross-
off
offcross-
off
crosscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
offoffoffoffoffoffoff
5:55PM
3.97
6:05AM
4.05
6:24PM
4.02
6:35AM
4.04
6:52PM
4.00
7:06AM
3.96
7:21PM
3.92
7:37AM
3.81
7:50PM
3.78
8:09AM
3.60
8:22PM
3.59
8:43AM
3.36
8:56PM
3.37
9:22AM
3.10
9:39PM
3.14
10:14AM
2.87
10:40PM
2.95
11:34AM
2.73
12:07AM
2.89
1:11PM
2.80
1:35AM
3.03
2:26PM
3.06
2:40AM
3.32
11:46AM
0.27
11:59PM
0.40
12:15PM
0.25
12:29AM
0.35
12:44PM
0.29
12:59AM
0.37
1:13PM
0.40
1:29AM
0.46
1:43PM
0.58
2:01AM
0.61
2:13PM
0.79
2:34AM
0.82
2:46PM
1.03
3:12AM
1.05
3:25PM
1.27
4:01AM
1.28
4:20PM
1.49
5:13AM
1.44
5:42PM
1.61
6:46AM
1.42
7:18PM
1.53
8:05AM
1.19
8:30PM
1.28

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 Ballybunion blow from the E

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
light rain
rain showers
partially cloudy
clear
clear
partially cloudy
cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
cloudy
cloudy
clear
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
partially cloudy
clear
clear
partially cloudy
clear
clear
partially cloudy
clear
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6:50--6:48--6:46--6:43--6:41--6:39--6:37--6:35--6:33--6:30--6:28--6:26--
-8:29--8:30--8:32--8:35--8:36--8:37--8:39--8:42--8:43--8:45--8:46--8:49-

Short Range Forecast: Light rain (total 3mm), mostly falling on Sun night. Very mild (max 10°C on Tue morning, min 5°C on Sun morning). Wind will be generally light.

Days 3-6 Weather Summary Mostly dry. Very mild (max 13°C on Wed afternoon, min 5°C on Thu night). Wind will be generally light.

Days 6-9 Weather Summary Mostly dry. Very mild (max 13°C on Sat afternoon, min 6°C on Sat night). Wind will be generally light.

Long Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Very mild (max 14°C on Wed morning, min 6°C on Thu night). Wind will be generally light.

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Information about the Ballybunion Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for Ballybunion provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 12 days. A general guide to surfing at Ballybunion can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our Ballybunion 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 (Ballybunion) 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 Ballybunion 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 Ballybunion, camping, hotels and holiday cottages in Kerry, consider staying in Tra Li which is 26 km (16 miles) away. Other places in and around Kerry where you can find information about places to rent, and car hire include Fenit which is 27 km (17 miles) away, Foynes, Shannon and Inis.

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.