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Doonbeg Castle ratings
Quality on a good day: 1.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.2

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Doonbeg Castle Surf Guide

Doonbeg Castle in County Clare is a very sheltered reef break that has quite reliable surf, although summer tends to be mostly flat. Works best in offshore winds from the southwest. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the ideal swell angle is from the northwest. No beach break here and there is left hand reef break too.. Even when there are waves, it's not likley to be crowded. Submerged rocks are a hazard.

Doonbeg Castle Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReefIcon  s33.2
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
8.5°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Doonbeg Castle:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

januaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Doonbeg Castle 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 31% of the time in January while 7% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 62% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
31%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
7%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
62%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Doonbeg Castle Location Map

Interactive Doonbeg Castle 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 Doonbeg Castle is Shannon Airport (SNN) in Ireland, 41 km (25 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Doonbeg Castle is Kerry Airport (KIR), also in Ireland, 62 km (39 miles) away.

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Doonbeg Castle Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Monday, 8 March 2021, 07:24 Local Time
Monday 08
9AM12PM3PM6PM
Wave (m) 1.6
W
1.7
WSW
1.7
WSW
1.9
WSW
Period (s) 12 12 12 12
Wind (km/h) 15
S 20
SSW 20
SSW 25
SSW
Wind State cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
off

Swell History at Doonbeg Castle

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

Wind History at Doonbeg Castle

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

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