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Inch (Whitegate) Surf Guide

Inch (Whitegate) in Cork is a fairly exposed beach and reef break that has reasonably 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. Most of the surf comes fis in the form of windswells and the ideal wave direction is from the south. The beach breaks offer lefts and rights. It very rarely gets crowded here. Rocks are a hazard.

Inch (Whitegate) Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beach  redBeach and reefIcon  s32.7
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
16.3°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).

Explore Inch (Whitegate) Location Map

Interactive Inch (Whitegate) 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.

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Inch (Whitegate) Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Thursday, 29 September 2022, 02:47 Local Time
Thursday 29
4AM7AM10AM1PM
Wave (m)
0.1
W
0.1
W
0.1
W
0.1
SW
Period (s) 13 13 12 7
Wind (km/h)
30
30
25
25
Wind State cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off

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.

Other Nearby Breaks Closest To:

Discover surf breaks near Inch (Whitegate). Click below to view there surf guides.

    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s33.3
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    9km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach
    • Icon  s32.8
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    12km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach
    • Icon  s33.3
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    22km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach
    • Icon  s43.7
    Reliability: inconsistent
    33km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach and point
    • Icon  s33.5
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    35km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To Inch (Whitegate):