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Ballycotton Surf Forecast / Cork / Ireland

12 Day Weather and Surf, issued 5 am Monday 17 Jan 2022 GMT
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Ballycotton surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Ballycotton sea temperature is 9.4 °C (Statistics for 17 Jan 1981-2005 - mean: 10.1 max: 10.9 min: 9.4 °C)
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Ballycotton surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Ballycotton sea temperature is 9.4 °C (Statistics for 17 Jan 1981-2005 - mean: 10.1 max: 10.9 min: 9.4 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update Continuing clean conditions at Ballycotton (light winds from the N at Roches Point 16 km from Ballycotton).

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16 km away, 1 h 33 min ago

Light
7 km/h
N
2.8
9.4
Air / Water (°C)
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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for Ballycotton this week:

The surf forecast for Ballycotton over the next 12 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Wednesday (Jan 19) at 3AM. The primary swell is predicted to be 1.4m and 8s period with a secondary swell of 1.3m and 8s. Another secondary swell of 0.3m and 15s is also forecast. The wind is predicted to be offshore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Ballycotton in the next 12 days are 1.5m 8s and forecast to arrive on Tuesday (Jan 18) at 3PM. Winds are predicted to be cross-shore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 0.7m 3s period and expected on Wednesday (Jan 19) at 12PM.

Wave TypeTime (GMT) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+) 3AM (Wed 19th Jan)4.5ft (1.4m) 8s
Best Surf 3AM (Wed 19th Jan)4.5ft (1.4m) 8s
Most Powerful 3PM (Tue 18th Jan)5ft (1.5m) 8s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for Ballycotton 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
Monday
17
Tuesday
18
Wednesday
19
Thursday
20
Friday
21
Saturday
22
Sunday
23
Monday
24
Tuesday
25
Wednesday
26
Thursday
27
Friday
28
AMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNight
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T unitedkingdom.htsgw.metric.42.cc23
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
T unitedkingdom.htsgw.metric.210.cc23
T unitedkingdom.htsgw.metric.234.cc23
T unitedkingdom.htsgw.metric.258.cc23
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0.9
SSW
0.9
SSW
1.2
S
1.4
SSW
1.5
SSW
1.5
SSW
1.1
SSW
0.8
SSW
0.8
SSW
0.7
SSW
0.6
SSW
0.4
SSW
0.6
SSW
0.4
SW
0.4
SSW
0.4
SW
0.4
SW
0.2
SSW
0.2
SSW
0.2
SSW
0.2
SSW
0.2
SSW
0.2
SSW
0.3
SSW
0.2
SSW
0.2
SSW
0.2
SSW
0.2
SSW
0.2
SSW
0.2
WSW
0.2
WSW
0.2
W
0.1
S
0.1
S
0.1
S
0.1
S
88888888999910111091018161616151514141413131314131318131216
87105177210291280142809471543069314123313025252421214118181817171817146335
10
ESE
15
SE
20
SE
20
S
25
S
25
SW
30
NNW
25
NNW
20
NNW
15
N
10
NNE
10
NNW
5
NNW
5
NNW
5
NNW
5
NNW
0
WNW
5
W
5
SSW
20
WSW
15
WSW
20
N
20
NNE
15
NNE
10
NNE
5
NNW
15
NW
15
NW
15
NNW
10
NNW
10
NNE
0
NW
10
WNW
10
WNW
20
WNW
20
W
oncross-
on
cross-
on
crosscrosscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
crosscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
glassoffcross-
off
cross-
off
offcrosscrosscross-
on
cross-
on
glasscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
on
glasscross-
off
offoffoff
5:19PM
3.36
5:40AM
3.49
5:56PM
3.45
6:17AM
3.57
6:31PM
3.51
6:52AM
3.61
7:06PM
3.53
7:28AM
3.62
7:42PM
3.51
8:04AM
3.58
8:19PM
3.46
8:43AM
3.52
9:00PM
3.37
9:26AM
3.42
9:46PM
3.26
10:15AM
3.30
10:40PM
3.15
11:14AM
3.18
11:46PM
3.07
12:25PM
3.11
1:01AM
3.08
1:41PM
3.14
2:17AM
3.21
11:12AM
0.62
11:28PM
0.51
11:49AM
0.52
12:05AM
0.41
12:25PM
0.46
12:40AM
0.35
1:01PM
0.44
1:15AM
0.33
1:36PM
0.45
1:51AM
0.35
2:13PM
0.49
2:29AM
0.42
2:53PM
0.57
3:10AM
0.52
3:38PM
0.66
3:58AM
0.64
4:30PM
0.77
4:55AM
0.77
5:32PM
0.87
6:04AM
0.85
6:44PM
0.89
7:21AM
0.83
7:59PM
0.81

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 Ballycotton blow from the W

Monday
17
Tuesday
18
Wednesday
19
Thursday
20
Friday
21
Saturday
22
Sunday
23
Monday
24
Tuesday
25
Wednesday
26
Thursday
27
Friday
28
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Short Range Forecast: Some drizzle, heaviest during Tue afternoon. Very mild (max 10°C on Tue night, min 5°C on Mon morning). Winds increasing (light winds from the ESE on Mon morning, fresh winds from the NNW by Wed morning).

Days 3-6 Weather Summary Mostly dry. Mild temperatures (max 6°C on Sat night, min 3°C on Fri morning). Wind will be generally light.

Days 6-9 Weather Summary Mostly dry. Very mild (max 10°C on Sun night, min 3°C on Mon night). Wind will be generally light.

Long Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Mild temperatures (max 9°C on Fri night, min 3°C on Thu morning). Wind will be generally light.

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Information about the Ballycotton Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for Ballycotton provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 12 days. A general guide to surfing at Ballycotton can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our Ballycotton 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 (Ballycotton) 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 Ballycotton 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 Cork? If you are looking for accommodation near Ballycotton, camping, hotels and holiday cottages in Cork, consider staying in Youghal which is 18 km (11 miles) away. Other places in and around Cork where you can find information about places to rent, and car hire include Cobh which is 19 km (12 miles) away, Cork, Kinsale and Clonmel.