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Dunworley Surf Guide

Dunworley in Cork is a fairly exposed beach break that has reliable surf, although summer tends to be mostly flat. Offshore winds are from the east with some shelter here from north winds. Able to handle light onshore wind Windswells are much more typical than groudswells and the ideal wave angle is from the southwest. The beach breaks offer lefts and rights as well as a left hand reef break. Rarely crowded here. Take care of rips,rocks.

Dunworley Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
11.4°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Dunworley:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

februaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Dunworley 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 10% of the time in February while 51% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 39% 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 Dunworley Location Map

Interactive Dunworley 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 Dunworley is Cork Airport (ORK) in Ireland, 34 km (21 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Dunworley is Kerry Airport (KIR), also in Ireland, 85 km (53 miles) away.

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Dunworley Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Saturday, 3 December 2022, 01:48 Local Time
Saturday 03
Wave (m)
Period (s) 6 6 10 17
Wind (km/h)
Wind State cross-
off cross-

Swell History at Dunworley

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

Wind History at Dunworley

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

Dunworley Reviews:

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Based on 5 votes.
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  • Quality on a good day:Icon  s44.0
  • Consistency of Surf:Icon  s44.0
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  • Wind and Kite Surfing:Icon  s21.5
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Impartial reviews submitted by Surf-Forecast users.
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finn burke from Ireland
“There is always great craic in Dunworly - atmosphere brilliant though the tides are unpredictable. I'd like to think its one one of the hotspots in cork!!!!!Visit my facebook page if you agree also the waves are different every sometimes they're barrels sometimes they're cutbacks.”

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