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Ingonish Beach ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.2

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Ingonish Beach Surf Guide

Ingonish Beach in Cape Breton Island is an exposed beach break that only works once in a while with no particular seasonal pattern. Offshore winds blow from the west southwest. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the east northeast. The beach break provides left and right handers. Good surf at all stages of the tide. Rarely crowded here. Hazards include sharks,.

Ingonish Beach Spot Info

Type:Rating:
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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
inconsistent
0.7°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Ingonish Beach:

The best conditions reported for surf at Ingonish Beach occur when a East-northeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the West-southwest.

Surf Forecasts:

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

augustBest Season: summer
The best time of year for surfing Ingonish Beach with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Summer and most often the month of August. Clean surfable waves are typically found 16% of the time in August while 19% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 65% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
16%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
19%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
65%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Ingonish Beach Location Map

Interactive Ingonish Beach 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 nearest passenger airport to Ingonish Beach is Sydney Airport (YQY) in Canada, which is 59 km (37 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Ingonish Beach is Iles De La Madeleine Airport (YGR), also in Canada, 137 km (85 miles) away.

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Ingonish Beach Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Tuesday, 20 April 2021, 08:29 Local Time
Tuesday 20
6AM9AM12PM3PM
Wave (m) 0.9
NNW
0.7
N
0.9
N
0.9
N
Period (s) 6 6 7 7
Wind (km/h) 15
WNW 15
NW 10
NW 15
NNW
Wind State cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross

Swell History at Ingonish Beach

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

Wind History at Ingonish Beach

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

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