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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 Spot ID

Winter surf, Ballycotton photo


Photo credit: Jorkil

Comming back, Ballycotton photo


Photo credit: Jorkil

Rollin in, Ballycotton photo


Photo credit: Shaun Barry

Sunset on inch, Ballycotton photo


Photo credit: Shaun Barry

Type: beach

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell SSW | Wind W

Sea Temperature Today is: 9.3 °C

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Friday, 28 February 2020, 02:48 Local time
Friday 28
Wave (m) 2.2
Period (s) 6 8 8 9
Wind (km/h) 40
SSE 40
SW 45
SW 45
Wind State cross cross-

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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.

Ireland wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

At Ballycotton (0 km).

IS AT (local time)

Ballycotton Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Roches Point, 16 km from Ballycotton.

strong winds from the SE

Continuous light rain
Air temperature
7.8 °C

Current weather near Ballycotton

Buoy Data:

At Wexford Buoy, 57 miles from Ballycotton.

  10PM 11PM 12AM 1AM
Data Age 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr
Wave height (m) 1.875
Average period (s) 5.625 5.625 5.391 5.742

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Overall Ballycotton Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in February

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


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

Ballycotton Location Maps

Ballycotton Location Map

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Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Ballycotton:

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Wave buoys nearest to Ballycotton:

Tide stations nearest to Ballycotton:

  • Closest tide station
    11 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    12 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    16 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    19 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    24 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to Ballycotton is Cork Airport (ORK) in Ireland, 32 km (20 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Ballycotton is Waterford Airport (WAT), also in Ireland, 75 km (47 miles) away.
  • Third is Kerry Airport (KIR) in Ireland, 109 km (68 miles) away.
  • Shannon Airport (SNN) in Ireland is 114 km (71 miles) away.
  • Galway Airport (GWY), also in Ireland is the fifth nearest airport to Ballycotton and is 174 km (108 miles) away.
Ballycotton break location map and break info

This is the Surf-Forecast page for Ballycotton, Cork. Use the tab navigation above to view Ballycotton sea temperature, Ballycotton photographs, Ballycotton detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Ballycotton webcams, current wind from Cork live weather stations and Ballycotton 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 Ballycotton.