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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

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp:
fairly consistent14.5°C

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:

Ireland wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Use the tab navigation above to view Inch Strand sea temperature, Inch Strand photographs, Inch Strand detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Inch Strand webcams, current wind from Kerry live weather stations and Inch Strand tide predictions. The Ireland swell maps link will open up the big picture showing Ireland and the surrounding seas. These swell maps can be animated to show the different swell components, wave energy, wave period, wave heights, together with wind and weather forecasts, current weather and sea state observations from Ireland wave-buoys, passing ships and coastal weather stations. Each of the forecast pages for this surf break feature a global and regional wavefinder tool to locate the best surf conditions in the area around Inch Strand

Inch Strand Surf:

Thursday, 4 June 2020, 01:30 Local time
WedThursday 04
Wave (m) 0.3
Period (s) 9 9 9 9
Wind (km/h) 20
NNE 20
N 20
N 15
Wind State cross-

Tide Times:

For Annascaul Rivermouth, 6 km from Inch Strand.

IS AT (local time)

Inch Strand Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Valentia Observator, 29 km from Inch Strand.

moderate winds from the NE

no report
Air temperature
11.9 °C

Current weather near Inch Strand

Overall Inch Strand Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in June


Surf stats for Inch Strand: see the swell variation by month.

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Wind stats for Inch Strand: see the variation in direction and stength by month.

70s surf rocks, Inch Strand photo

Inch Strand

Photo credit: Jürgen

Where an inch is a mile!, Inch Strand photo

Inch Strand

Photo credit: Florian Walsh

Inch Strand photo

Inch Strand

Photo credit: Milan

Inch Strand Location Maps

Inch Strand Location Map

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Use this relief map to navigate to Kerry surf spots and tide stations that are in the area of Inch Strand

Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Inch Strand:

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Wave buoys nearest to Inch Strand:

Tide stations nearest to Inch Strand:

  • Closest tide station
    Tra Li
    15 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    Talbert Island, River Shannon
    41 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    60 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    65 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    70 mi


  • 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.
  • Third is Cork Airport (ORK) in Ireland, 105 km (65 miles) away.
  • Galway Airport (GWY) in Ireland is 149 km (93 miles) away.
  • Waterford Airport (WAT), also in Ireland is the fifth nearest airport to Inch Strand and is 197 km (122 miles) away.
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