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Bunmahon ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.5
Difficulty Level: 2.0
Crowds: 3.0
Accommodation: 2.0

Overall: 3.1

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Bunmahon Surf Guide

Bunmahon in Waterford is a reasonably exposed river break that does not work very often with no particular seasonal pattern. The best wind direction is from the north. Waves just as likely from local windswells as from distant groundswells and the best swell direction is from the south southwest. The river break provides left and right handers. The quality of the surf isn't affected by the tide. Dangerous rips are a hazard of surfing here.

Bunmahon Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon river  redRiverIcon  s33.1
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
inconsistent
9.7°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Bunmahon:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

januaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Bunmahon 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 2% of the time in January while 40% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 58% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
2%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
40%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
58%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Bunmahon Location Map

Interactive Bunmahon 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 Bunmahon is Waterford Airport (WAT) in Ireland, 22 km (14 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Bunmahon is Cork Airport (ORK), also in Ireland, 82 km (51 miles) away.

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Icon legend buoysLive Wave Height (m)
Icon legend windLive Wind Speed (km/h)
Please note that some surf spot locations are approximate to protect their exact location while others are not shown at close zoom level.
Bunmahon Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Wednesday, 21 April 2021, 03:38 Local Time
Wednesday 21
4AM7AM10AM1PM
Wave (m) 0.1
S
0.1
S
0.1
S
0.1
S
Period (s) 19 12 18 18
Wind (km/h) 15
NNE 15
NNE 20
NE 25
E
Wind State cross-
off
off cross-
off
cross

Swell History at Bunmahon

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

Wind History at Bunmahon

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

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    • Icon beach  redBeach
    • Icon  s43.7
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    5km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach and reef
    • Icon  s43.5
    Reliability: consistent
    7km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach and reef
    • Icon  s43.5
    Reliability: consistent
    9km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach
    • Icon  s33.3
    Reliability: inconsistent
    18km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s33.2
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    20km away

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