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Kilmurren Cove ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.5
Consistency of Surf: 3.5
Difficulty Level: 2.5
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 4.5

Overall: 3.7

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Kilmurren Cove Surf Guide

Kilmurren Cove in County Cork is a reasonably exposed beach break that has reasonably consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. Offshore winds are from the north. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the ideal swell direction is from the southwest. The beach break offers both left and right hand waves. Best around mid tide. Rarely crowded here. Take care of the strong rips here.

Kilmurren Cove Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beach  redBeachIcon  s43.7
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
9.1°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Kilmurren Cove:

The best conditions reported for surf at Kilmurren Cove occur when a Southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the North.

Surf Forecasts:

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

januaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Kilmurren Cove with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of January. Clean surfable waves are typically found 3% of the time in January while 39% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 58% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
3%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
39%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
58%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Kilmurren Cove Location Map

Interactive Kilmurren Cove 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 Kilmurren Cove is Waterford Airport (WAT) in Ireland, 17 km (11 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Kilmurren Cove is Cork Airport (ORK), also in Ireland, 87 km (54 miles) away.

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Kilmurren Cove Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Wednesday, 14 April 2021, 15:19 Local Time
Wednesday 14Thu
4PM7PM10PM1AM
Wave (m) 0.8
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0.8
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0.8
S
0.8
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Period (s) 8 8 8 8
Wind (km/h) 15
ESE 10
ESE 10
E 5
ENE
Wind State cross-
on
cross-
on
cross cross-
off

Swell History at Kilmurren Cove

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

Wind History at Kilmurren Cove

Wind stats for Kilmurren Cove, 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 Kilmurren Cove. Click below to view there surf guides.

    • Icon beach  redBeach and reef
    • Icon  s43.5
    Reliability: consistent
    2km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach and reef
    • Icon  s43.5
    Reliability: consistent
    4km away
    • Icon river  redRiver
    • Icon  s33.1
    Reliability: inconsistent
    5km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach
    • Icon  s33.3
    Reliability: inconsistent
    13km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s33.2
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    15km away

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