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Barley Cove break guide

Barley Cove Surf Guide

Barley Cove in County Cork is a sheltered beach break that has fairly consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. The best wind direction is from the east. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the south southwest.. Good surf at all stages of the tide.

Barley Cove Spot Info

Type:Rating:
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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
9.8°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Barley Cove:

The best conditions reported for surf at Barley Cove occur when a South-southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the North-northeast.

Surf Forecasts:

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

januaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Barley Cove with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of January. Clean surfable waves are typically found 4% of the time in January while 27% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 69% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
4%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
27%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
69%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Barley Cove Location Map

Interactive Barley Cove surf break location map. View information about nearby surf breaks, their wave consistency and rating compared to other spots in the region. Current swell conditions from local buoys are shown along with live wind speed and direction from nearby weather stations. Click icons on the map for more detail. The closest passenger airport to Barley Cove is Kerry Airport (KIR) in Ireland, which is 82 km (51 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Barley Cove is Cork Airport (ORK), also in Ireland, 98 km (61 miles) away.

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Barley Cove Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Tuesday, 25 January 2022, 14:45 Local Time
Tuesday 25Wed
3PM6PM9PM0AM
Wave (m)
0.9
W
0.7
W
0.7
W
0.6
W
Period (s) 12 11 11 10
Wind (km/h)
10
5
10
10
Wind State cross cross-
off
cross cross

Swell History at Barley Cove

Surf stats for Barley Cove, see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at Barley Cove

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

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