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Ballyheigue ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.5
Consistency of Surf: 4.5
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.7

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Ballyheigue Spot ID

Ballyheigue New Year (2015) Break photo


Photo credit: Natasha Tobin

Type: beach and reef

Reliability: consistent

Best: Swell W | Wind E

Sea Temperature Today is: 11.6 °C

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Tuesday, 19 November 2019, 12:38 Local time
Tuesday 19
Wave (m) 2.3
Period (s) 20 19 20 19
Wind (km/h) 15
SSW 20
SSE 20
SSE 20
Wind State cross cross-
cross cross-

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Ballyheigue in Kerry is an exposed beach and reef break that usually has waves and can work at any time of the year. The best wind direction is from the east with some shelter here from north winds. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the best swell direction is from the west. The beach break provides left and right handers and in addition there are both left and right reef breaks. Sometimes crowded. Rocks are a hazard.

Ireland wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

At Ballyheigue (0 km).

IS AT (local time)

Ballyheigue Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Kerry Arpt, 31 km from Ballyheigue.

light winds from the SSE.(Wind varies from 120 to 220 degs)

Air temperature
9 °C

Current weather near Ballyheigue

Overall Ballyheigue Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in November

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


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

Ballyheigue Location Maps

Ballyheigue Location Map

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Tide stations nearest to Ballyheigue:

  • Closest tide station
    Tra Li
    9 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    Talbert Island, River Shannon
    24 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    44 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    67 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    70 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to Ballyheigue is Kerry Airport (KIR) in Ireland, 31 km (19 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Ballyheigue is Shannon Airport (SNN), also in Ireland, 71 km (44 miles) away.
  • Third is Cork Airport (ORK) in Ireland, 110 km (68 miles) away.
  • Galway Airport (GWY) in Ireland is 119 km (74 miles) away.
  • Connaught Airport (NOC), also in Ireland is the fifth nearest airport to Ballyheigue and is 183 km (114 miles) away.
Ballyheigue break location map and break info

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