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Fennels Bay ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.7
Difficulty Level: 3.7
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 3.7

Overall: 3.2

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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

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReefIcon  s33.2
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
16.0°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.
clean
18%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
20%
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 Fennels Bay Location Map

Interactive Fennels Bay 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 Fennels Bay is Cork Airport (ORK) in Ireland, 16 km (10 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Fennels Bay is Kerry Airport (KIR), also in Ireland, 96 km (60 miles) away.

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Icon legend buoysLive Wave Height (m)
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Fennels Bay Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Sunday, 26 September 2021, 20:23 Local Time
SunMonday 27
10PM1AM4AM7AM
Wave (m)
1.1
S
1.1
S
1.5
SSW
1
S
Period (s) 7 7 9 8
Wind (km/h)
15
20
15
20
Wind State off cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off

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.

Other Nearby Breaks Closest To:

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    • Icon beach  redBeach and reef
    • Icon  s32.7
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    9km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach
    • Icon  s33.3
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    13km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach
    • Icon  s32.8
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    21km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach and point
    • Icon  s33.5
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    26km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach
    • Icon  s33.5
    Reliability: consistent
    37km away

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