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Cregg Beach ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.7
Difficulty Level: 2.7
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.5

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Cregg Beach Surf Guide

Cregg Beach in County Clare is an exposed beach and reef break that has quite reliable surf, although summer tends to be mostly flat. Offshore winds blow from the southeast. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the optimum swell angle is from the west. Waves at the beach break both left and right as well as a left hand reef break.. Best around mid tide. It very rarely gets crowded here. Hazards include rocks / rips.

Cregg Beach Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beach  redBeach and reefIcon  s43.5
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
9.5°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Cregg Beach:

The best conditions reported for surf at Cregg Beach occur when a West swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Southeast.

Surf Forecasts:

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

octoberBest Season: spring
The best time of year for surfing Cregg Beach with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Spring and most often the month of October. Clean surfable waves are typically found 39% of the time in October while 57% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 4% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
39%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
57%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
4%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Cregg Beach Location Map

Interactive Cregg Beach 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 Cregg Beach is Shannon Airport (SNN) in Ireland, 39 km (24 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Cregg Beach is Galway Airport (GWY), also in Ireland, 55 km (34 miles) away.

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Cregg Beach Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Thursday, 15 April 2021, 09:10 Local Time
Thursday 15
10AM1PM4PM7PM
Wave (m) 0.2
WSW
0.2
WSW
0.3
WSW
0.3
WSW
Period (s) 12 12 11 11
Wind (km/h) 20
SE 15
SSE 10
SSW 10
SSW
Wind State off cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off

Swell History at Cregg Beach

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

Wind History at Cregg Beach

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

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