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Ownachincha Surf Guide

Ownachincha 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. Groundswells and windswells are equally likely and the best swell direction is from the southwest. The beach break offers both left and right hand waves. Even when there are waves, it's not likley to be crowded. Take care to avoid the rocks.

Ownachincha Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
14.2°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Ownachincha:

The best conditions reported for surf at Ownachincha 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 Ownachincha (for consistent clean waves)?

aprilBest Season: spring
The best time of year for surfing Ownachincha 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 22% of the time in April while 56% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 22% 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 Ownachincha Location Map

Interactive Ownachincha 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 Ownachincha is Cork Airport (ORK) in Ireland, 47 km (29 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Ownachincha is Kerry Airport (KIR), also in Ireland, 77 km (48 miles) away.

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Ownachincha Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Thursday, 7 July 2022, 15:27 Local Time
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Wave (m)
Period (s) 10 10 18 18
Wind (km/h)
Wind State cross cross-

Swell History at Ownachincha

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

Wind History at Ownachincha

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

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