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Ballycotton ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0

Overall: 2.8

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Ballycotton break guidePhoto by: Jorkil

Ballycotton Surf Guide

Ballycotton in County Cork is a sheltered beach break that has quite reliable surf and can work at any time of the year. Offshore winds blow from the northeast. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the best swell direction is from the south southwest. The beach break offers both left and right hand waves. Good surf at all stages of the tide.

Ballycotton Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beach  redBeachIcon  s32.8
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
11.0°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Ballycotton:

The best conditions reported for surf at Ballycotton occur when a South-southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the West.

Surf Forecasts:

What's the best time of year to surf Ballycotton (for consistent clean waves)?

decemberBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Ballycotton with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of December. Clean surfable waves are typically found 29% of the time in December while 15% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 56% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
29%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
15%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
56%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).
Ballycotton Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Saturday, 28 November 2020, 02:40 Local Time
Saturday 28
3AM6AM9AM12PM
Wave (m) 1.7
ESE
1.8
ESE
1.6
ESE
1.6
ESE
Period (s) 6 6 6 6
Wind (km/h) 35
ESE 30
ESE 30
E 30
E
Wind State on on on on

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Swell History at Ballycotton

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Wind History at Ballycotton

Wind stats for Ballycotton, see the variation in direction and stength by month or season on the history page here.

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