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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 Surf Forecast / Clare / Ireland

12 Day Weather and Surf, issued 6 pm Tuesday 18 May 2021 IST
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Crab Island surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Crab Island sea temperature is 11.1 °C (Statistics for 18 May 1981-2005 - mean: 11.8 max: 13.1 min: 10.2 °C)
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Crab Island surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Crab Island sea temperature is 11.1 °C (Statistics for 18 May 1981-2005 - mean: 11.8 max: 13.1 min: 10.2 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update Wind reports 46 km away suggest it is still onshore at Crab Island (moderate winds from the W at Mace Head).

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46 km away, 2 h 42 min ago

Moderate
25 km/h
W
12.0
11.1
Air / Water (°C)
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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for Crab Island this week:

The surf forecast for Crab Island over the next 12 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Wednesday (May 19) at 7AM. The primary swell is predicted to be 1.1m and 8s period. The wind is predicted to be onshore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Crab Island in the next 12 days are 5.0m 13s and forecast to arrive on Monday (May 24) at 4AM. Winds are predicted to be onshore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 0.9m 4s period and expected on Thursday (May 20) at 7AM.

Wave TypeTime (IST) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+) 7AM (Wed 19th May)3.5ft (1.1m) 8s
Best Surf 1AM (Thu 20th May)3.5ft (1.0m) 8s
Most Powerful 4AM (Mon 24th May)16ft (5.0m) 13s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for Crab Island over the next 12 days.

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Rating
(10 max)
Swell
Height Map
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
Period(s) (?)
Wave
Graph
(?)Metric surfscale
Energy (?)
Wind
(km/h)
Wind State (?)
onshore
cross-onshore
cross-shore
cross-offshore
offshore
glassy
High Tide
/ height (m)
Low Tide
/ height (m)
Summary
Rain (mm)
High °C
Low °C
Chill °C (?)
Sunrise
Sunset
Tue
18
Wednesday
19
Thursday
20
Friday
21
Saturday
22
Sunday
23
Monday
24
Tuesday
25
Wednesday
26
Thursday
27
Friday
28
Saturday
29
Sun
30
PMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAM
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T unitedkingdom.htsgw.metric.48.cc23
T unitedkingdom.htsgw.metric.72.cc23
T unitedkingdom.htsgw.metric.96.cc23
T unitedkingdom.htsgw.metric.120.cc23
T unitedkingdom.htsgw.metric.144.cc23
T unitedkingdom.htsgw.metric.168.cc23
T unitedkingdom.htsgw.metric.192.cc23
T unitedkingdom.htsgw.metric.216.cc23
T unitedkingdom.htsgw.metric.240.cc23
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1
W
1.1
W
1
W
0.9
W
1
W
0.8
WSW
2
SW
2.4
WSW
1.7
WSW
1.3
WSW
1
WSW
0.9
WSW
0.9
WSW
1.3
WSW
3
W
4
W
5
W
3.5
W
2.5
W
1.8
W
1.4
W
1.2
W
1
W
0.8
W
0.7
W
0.7
W
1.1
W
1.1
W
0.9
WSW
0.9
W
1
W
0.8
W
0.7
W
0.7
W
0.5
W
0.7
WNW
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15718412910814488984194972337217913212175150231547322379218657093942901901188085368333198277266141898186135
25
WNW
20
W
15
WSW
15
WSW
20
SE
35
SSE
60
SSW
35
WNW
35
NW
35
N
30
N
15
NNW
25
W
40
SW
45
WSW
55
WSW
50
W
50
W
45
WNW
25
NNW
25
NW
30
NW
20
NNE
15
N
15
WNW
15
NE
5
NE
15
WNW
5
NNE
5
SW
15
WNW
15
NW
10
NW
25
WNW
10
NNE
10
NNE
ononononcross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
on
oncross-
on
crosscrosscrossoncross-
on
ononononcross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
on
cross-
off
glasscross-
on
glassglassoncross-
on
cross-
on
oncross-
off
cross-
off
10:30PM
3.38
11:20AM
3.13
11:40PM
3.32
12:39PM
3.20
12:56AM
3.41
1:50PM
3.42
2:04AM
3.62
2:49PM
3.75
3:03AM
3.90
3:40PM
4.09
3:55AM
4.20
4:27PM
4.40
4:45AM
4.45
5:12PM
4.63
5:33AM
4.61
5:57PM
4.75
6:21AM
4.65
6:42PM
4.75
7:10AM
4.56
7:28PM
4.64
8:00AM
4.35
8:16PM
4.43
8:52AM
4.07
4:13PM
1.46
5:00AM
1.30
5:23PM
1.56
6:14AM
1.27
6:43PM
1.51
7:26AM
1.09
7:56PM
1.31
8:28AM
0.82
8:56PM
1.00
9:22AM
0.51
9:48PM
0.66
10:11AM
0.24
10:37PM
0.33
10:58AM
0.05
11:24PM
0.08
11:44AM
-0.03
12:10AM
-0.07
12:30PM
0.02
12:57AM
-0.09
1:17PM
0.18
1:46AM
0.02
2:05PM
0.43
2:37AM
0.23

Note: the tide data above is for Aileen's which is 7 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for Crab Island.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph
Offshore winds at Crab Island blow from the E

Tue
18
Wednesday
19
Thursday
20
Friday
21
Saturday
22
Sunday
23
Monday
24
Tuesday
25
Wednesday
26
Thursday
27
Friday
28
Saturday
29
Sun
30
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clear
clear
clear
clear
moderate rain
moderate rain
rain showers
light rain
partially cloudy
cloudy
cloudy
partially cloudy
cloudy
moderate rain
rain showers
rain showers
rain showers
rain showers
rain showers
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
cloudy
cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
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--5:33--5:31--5:30--5:28--5:28--5:26--5:24--5:24--5:22--5:22--5:20--5:20
9:32--9:35--9:37--9:37--9:38--9:40--9:42--9:44--9:45--9:46--9:47--9:49--

Short Range Forecast: Moderate rain (total 19mm), heaviest on Thu morning. Very mild (max 12°C on Thu morning, min 8°C on Wed night). Winds increasing (light winds from the S on Wed night, near gales from the SSW by Thu afternoon).

Days 3-6 Weather Summary Heavy rain (total 21mm), heaviest during Sat night. Very mild (max 11°C on Fri afternoon, min 8°C on Fri night). Winds increasing (light winds from the NNW on Sat morning, near gales from the SSW by Sat night).

Days 6-9 Weather Summary Some drizzle, heaviest during Mon afternoon. Very mild (max 13°C on Tue afternoon, min 8°C on Tue night). Winds decreasing (strong winds from the WNW on Mon afternoon, calm by Thu morning).

Long Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Very mild (max 13°C on Thu afternoon, min 9°C on Sat night). Wind will be generally light.

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Information about the Crab Island Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for Crab Island provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 12 days. A general guide to surfing at Crab Island can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our Crab Island surf forecast is unique since it includes wave energy (power) that defines the real feel of the surf rather than just the height or the period. If you surf the same spot (Crab Island) regularly then make a mental note of the wave energy from the surf forecast table each time you go. Very soon you may start to choose your surf days based on the wave energy alone combined with our forecast of favourable offshore wind conditions. Our star ratings will help here and of course you will also find the usual wave height and period predictions on our surf forecasts as well as a full break down of the swell components under our advanced users option (to reveal that, click the little Einstein character under the tide times).

Further information to help with frequently asked questions about our surf forecast for Crab Island may be found under the help tab on the top menu and also by moving your mouse over the question marks on the surf forecast table itself. Please always bear in mind that the forecast is for near-shore open water and local factors at each surf break influence the actual breaking wave height, such as the beach / reef profile, water depths offshore and shelter.

Are you planning a holiday in Clare? If you are looking for accommodation near Crab Island, camping, hotels and holiday cottages in Clare, consider staying in Galway which is 35 km (22 miles) away. Other places in and around Clare where you can find information about places to rent, and car hire include Inis which is 35 km (22 miles) away, Shannon, Foynes and Limerick.