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Ballydavid ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0

Overall: 3.4

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Ballydavid break guidePhoto by: Nick Russill

Ballydavid Surf Guide

Ballydavid in County Kerry is an exposed reef break that only works once in a while. Summer in particular tends to be flat. Offshore winds blow from the south. Windswells and groundswells in equal measure and the ideal swell angle is from the northwest. There is a right hand reef break. The quality of the surf isn't affected by the tide. Take care of rocks in the line up.

Ballydavid Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp:

Surfing Ballydavid:

The best conditions reported for surf at Ballydavid occur when a North swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the South.

Surf Forecasts:

Ireland wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

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

Ballydavid Surf:

Wednesday, 27 May 2020, 04:04 Local time
Wednesday 27
Wave (m) -
Period (s) - - - 11
Wind (km/h) 5
E 5
SSE 15
Wind State cross cross-
off off

Tide Times:

At Ballydavid (0 km).

IS AT (local time)

Ballydavid Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At ValentiaObservator, 31 km from Ballydavid.


Air temperature
9.9 °C

Current weather near Ballydavid

Overall Ballydavid Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in May

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


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

reef break, Ballydavid photo


Photo credit: Joe

Ballydavid Location Maps

Ballydavid Location Map

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Use this relief map to navigate to Kerry surf spots and tide stations that are in the area of Ballydavid

Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Ballydavid:

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Wave buoys nearest to Ballydavid:

Tide stations nearest to Ballydavid:

  • Closest tide station
    Tra Li
    29 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    Talbert Island, River Shannon
    50 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    71 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    84 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    88 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to Ballydavid is Kerry Airport (KIR) in Ireland, 59 km (37 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Ballydavid is Shannon Airport (SNN), also in Ireland, 114 km (71 miles) away.
  • Third is Cork Airport (ORK) in Ireland, 135 km (84 miles) away.
  • Galway Airport (GWY) in Ireland is 157 km (98 miles) away.
  • Connaught Airport (NOC), also in Ireland is the fifth nearest airport to Ballydavid and is 217 km (135 miles) away.
Ballydavid break location map and break info