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Crab Island ratings
Quality on a good day: 5.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.7
Difficulty Level: 3.7
Wind and Kite Surfing: 2.0
Crowds: 3.3

Overall: 3.8

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Crab Island Spot ID

Crab Island photo

Crab Island

Photo credit: Rob Davies

Evening Session, Crab Island photo

Crab Island

Photo credit: Milan Gruenfeld

Type: reef

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell W | Wind E

Sea Temperature Today is: 13.4 °C

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Sunday, 20 October 2019, 06:39 Local time
Sunday 20
Wave (m) 1.5
Period (s) 9 5 8 8
Wind (km/h) 30
N 30
N 30
NNE 30
Wind State cross cross cross-

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Crab Island in County Clare is an exposed reef break that has fairly consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. Offshore winds blow from the east. Windswells and groundswells in equal measure and the ideal swell angle is from the west. There is no beach break and there is a right hand reef break as well.. When the surf is up, crowds are likely Beware of rocks and rips.

Ireland wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Aileen's, 7 km from Crab Island.

IS AT (local time)

Crab Island Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Mace Head, 46 km from Crab Island.

fresh winds from the NNW

no report
Air temperature
9.9 °C

Current weather near Crab Island

Overall Crab Island Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in October

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Surf stats for Crab Island: see the swell variation by month.

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

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Crab Island Location Map

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Town and city forecasts close to Crab Island:

  • Closest city location
    22 mi
  • Second closest city location
    41 mi
  • Third closest city location
    88 mi
  • Fourth closest city location
    109 mi
  • Fifth closest city location
    126 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to Crab Island is Galway Airport (GWY) in Ireland, 42 km (26 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Crab Island is Shannon Airport (SNN), also in Ireland, 49 km (30 miles) away.
  • Third is Kerry Airport (KIR) in Ireland, 96 km (60 miles) away.
  • Connaught Airport (NOC) in Ireland is 104 km (65 miles) away.
  • Cork Airport (ORK), also in Ireland is the fifth nearest airport to Crab Island and is 146 km (91 miles) away.
Crab Island break location map and break info

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