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Long Strand-Castlefreke Surf Guide

Long Strand-Castlefreke in County Cork is an exposed beach break that has fairly consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. Offshore winds blow from the northeast. Waves just as likely from local windswells as from distant groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the southwest. The beach break provides left and right handers. Sometimes crowded. Beware of rips and rocks.

Long Strand-Castlefreke Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
9.5°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Long Strand-Castlefreke:

The best conditions reported for surf at Long Strand-Castlefreke occur when a Southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Northeast.

Surf Forecasts:

What's the best time of year to surf Long Strand-Castlefreke (for consistent clean waves)?

aprilBest Season: spring
The best time of year for surfing Long Strand-Castlefreke with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Spring and most often the month of April. Clean surfable waves are typically found 23% of the time in April while 53% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 24% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Long Strand-Castlefreke Location Map

Interactive Long Strand-Castlefreke 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 Long Strand-Castlefreke is Cork Airport (ORK) in Ireland, 46 km (29 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Long Strand-Castlefreke is Kerry Airport (KIR), also in Ireland, 79 km (49 miles) away.

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Long Strand-Castlefreke Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Wednesday, 8 February 2023, 07:41 Local Time
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Wave (m)
Period (s) 15 14 14 14
Wind (km/h)
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Swell History at Long Strand-Castlefreke

Surf stats for Long Strand-Castlefreke, see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at Long Strand-Castlefreke

Wind stats for Long Strand-Castlefreke, see the variation in direction and stength by month or season on the history page here.

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