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Derrynane ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.3
Consistency of Surf: 3.2
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 4.7
Crowds: 3.7

Overall: 4.1

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Derrynane Surf Guide

Derrynane in County Kerry is a quite exposed beach break that has pretty consitent surf and can work at any time of the year. The best wind direction is from the northeast. Waves just as likely from local windswells as from distant groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the southwest. The beach breaks offer lefts and rights. Good surf at all stages of the tide. Rarely crowded here.

Derrynane Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
8.5°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Derrynane:

The best conditions reported for surf at Derrynane occur when a Southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Northeast.

Surf Forecasts:

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

februaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Derrynane with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of February. Clean surfable waves are typically found 9% of the time in February while 45% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 46% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Derrynane Location Map

Interactive Derrynane 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 Derrynane is Kerry Airport (KIR) in Ireland, 64 km (40 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Derrynane is Cork Airport (ORK), also in Ireland, 116 km (72 miles) away.

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Derrynane Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Thursday, 25 February 2021, 20:01 Local Time
ThuFriday 26
Wave (m) 2.1
Period (s) 12 11 11 11
Wind (km/h) 15
SW 20
SSW 20
S 25
Wind State on on cross-

Swell History at Derrynane

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

Wind History at Derrynane

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

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