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Inch Reefs break guidePhoto by: Brendan Quinn

Inch Reefs Surf Guide

Inch Reefs in County Kerry is a quite exposed point break that has pretty consitent surf and can work at any time of the year. Ideal winds are from the northeast with some shelter here from north winds. Waves just as likely from local windswells as from distant groundswells and the best swell direction is from the southwest. No beach break here Best around low tide. Sometimes crowded. Watch out for dangerous rips.

Inch Reefs Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
15.2°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Inch Reefs:

The best conditions reported for surf at Inch Reefs 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 Inch Reefs (for consistent clean waves)?

aprilBest Season: spring
The best time of year for surfing Inch Reefs with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Spring and most often the month of April. Clean surfable waves are typically found 13% of the time in April while 40% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 47% 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 Inch Reefs Location Map

Interactive Inch Reefs 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 Inch Reefs is Kerry Airport (KIR) in Ireland, 33 km (20 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Inch Reefs is Shannon Airport (SNN), also in Ireland, 96 km (60 miles) away.

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Inch Reefs Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Thursday, 7 July 2022, 08:37 Local Time
Thursday 07
Wave (m)
Period (s) 10 10 10 9
Wind (km/h)
Wind State cross-

Swell History at Inch Reefs

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

Wind History at Inch Reefs

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

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