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Brandon Bay break guidePhoto by: Nick Russill

Brandon Bay Surf Guide

Brandon Bay in County Kerry is an exposed beach break that has pretty consitent surf and can work at any time of the year. The best wind direction is from the southeast. Windswells and groundswells in equal measure and the ideal swell direction is from the northwest. The beach break offers both left and right hand waves. Good surf at all stages of the tide.

Brandon Bay Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beach  redBeachIcon  s33.2
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
11.6°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Brandon Bay:

The best conditions reported for surf at Brandon Bay occur when a Northwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Southeast.

Surf Forecasts:

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

aprilBest Season: spring
The best time of year for surfing Brandon Bay with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Spring and most often the month of April. Clean surfable waves are typically found 37% of the time in April while 56% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 7% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
37%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
56%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
7%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Brandon Bay Location Map

Interactive Brandon Bay 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 Brandon Bay is Kerry Airport (KIR) in Ireland, 38 km (24 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Brandon Bay is Shannon Airport (SNN), also in Ireland, 92 km (57 miles) away.

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Icon legend buoysLive Wave Height (m)
Icon legend windLive Wind Speed (km/h)
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Brandon Bay Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Friday, 26 November 2021, 23:06 Local Time
FriSaturday 27
9PM0AM3AM6AM
Wave (m)
6
NW
5.5
NW
5
NW
5
NNW
Period (s) 13 13 13 12
Wind (km/h)
65
60
55
60
Wind State cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on

Swell History at Brandon Bay

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

Wind History at Brandon Bay

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

Other Nearby Breaks Closest To:

Discover surf breaks near Brandon Bay. Click below to view there surf guides.

    • Icon beachBeach
    • Icon  s33.3
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    4km away
    • Icon beachBeach
    • Icon  s33.3
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    5km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s33.2
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    5km away
    • Icon point  redPoint
    • Icon  s43.8
    Reliability: very consistent
    6km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach
    • Icon  s33.2
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    6km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To Brandon Bay: