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Fennels Bay ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.5
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 3.5
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 3.5

Overall: 3.1

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Fennels Bay break guidePhoto by: K.roz

Fennels Bay Surf Guide

Fennels Bay in County Cork is a fairly exposed reef break that has pretty consitent surf, although summer tends to be mostly flat. Offshore winds are from the west. Windswells are much more typical than groudswells and the ideal wave direction is from the south southeast. A left hand reef break. Relatively few surfers here, even on good days. Take care of rocks in the line up.

Fennels Bay Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
12.9°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Fennels Bay:

The best conditions reported for surf at Fennels Bay occur when a South swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the West-northwest.

Surf Forecasts:

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

januaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Fennels Bay 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 18% of the time in January while 20% 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.
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).
Fennels Bay Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Tuesday, 27 October 2020, 06:43 Local Time
Tuesday 27
Wave (m) 2.2
Period (s) 9 9 9 9
Wind (km/h) 35
W 35
W 40
WSW 35
Wind State off cross-
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Swell History at Fennels Bay

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

Wind History at Fennels Bay

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

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