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Inch (Whitegate) Surf Guide

Inch (Whitegate) in Cork is a quite exposed beach and reef break that has quite consistent surf, although summer tends to be mostly flat. The best wind direction is from the north northeast with some shelter here from north winds. Waves more likely to be from local windswells than distant groundswells and the optimum wave angle is from the south. The beach break provides left and right handers. Even when there are waves, it's not likley to be crowded. Watch out for rocks.

Inch (Whitegate) Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon  beachBeach and reefIcon  s0
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
13.1°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Inch (Whitegate):

The best conditions reported for surf at Inch (Whitegate) occur when a South swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the North-northeast.

Surf Forecasts:

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

octoberBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Inch (Whitegate) with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of October. Clean surfable waves are typically found 4% of the time in October while 34% 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
4%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
34%
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).
Inch (Whitegate) Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Tuesday, 27 October 2020, 06:17 Local Time
Tuesday 27
3AM6AM9AM12PM
Wave (m) 2.0
SSW
2.1
SW
1.7
SW
2.2
SW
Period (s) 6 7 9 9
Wind (km/h) 40
S 30
W 35
W 35
W
Wind State on cross-
on
cross cross-
on
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Swell History at Inch (Whitegate)

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

Wind History at Inch (Whitegate)

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

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    • Icon  reefReef
    • Icon  s33.1
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    9km away
    • Icon  beachBeach
    • Icon  s32.8
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    12km away
    • Icon  beachBeach
    • Icon  s33.3
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    22km away
    • Icon  beachBeach
    • Icon  s33.1
    Reliability: inconsistent
    33km away
    • Icon  beachBeach and point
    • Icon  s33.5
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    35km away

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