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Inch Strand ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.5
Consistency of Surf: 2.8
Difficulty Level: 1.7
Wind and Kite Surfing: 3.5
Crowds: 2.7

Overall: 3.6

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Inch Strand break guidePhoto by: Jürgen

Inch Strand Surf Guide

Inch Strand in County Kerry is a quite exposed beach break that has pretty consitent surf and can work at any time of the year. The best wind direction is from the east with some shelter here from north winds. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the ideal swell angle is from the southwest. Waves at the beach are both lefts and rights. Best around mid tide. It's sometimes crowded here.

Inch Strand Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beachBeachIcon  s43.6
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
10.3°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Inch Strand:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

aprilBest Season: spring
The best time of year for surfing Inch Strand 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 15% of the time in April while 38% 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.
clean
15%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
38%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
47%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Inch Strand Location Map

Interactive Inch Strand 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 Strand is Kerry Airport (KIR) in Ireland, 31 km (19 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Inch Strand is Shannon Airport (SNN), also in Ireland, 96 km (60 miles) away.

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Inch Strand Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Monday, 19 April 2021, 20:46 Local Time
MonTuesday 20
10PM1AM4AM7AM
Wave (m) 1.6
NW
1.6
NW
1.7
NW
1.9
NW
Period (s) 12 12 12 12
Wind (km/h) 10
SE 5
SE 5
SE 5
ENE
Wind State cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
glass

Swell History at Inch Strand

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

Wind History at Inch Strand

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

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