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Perfect Wave ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 4.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.5

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Perfect Wave Surf Guide

Perfect Wave in Waterford is an exposed beach and reef break that usually has waves and can work at any time of the year. The best wind direction is from the north. Waves just as likely from local windswells as from distant groundswells and the best swell direction is from the southwest. The beach break offers both left and right hand waves and there is also a left hand reef break.. Unlikely to be too crowded, even when the surf is up. Beware of rocks and rips.

Perfect Wave Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beach  redBeach and reefIcon  s43.5
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
consistent
10.4°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Perfect Wave:

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

februaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Perfect Wave with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of February. Clean surfable waves are typically found 11% of the time in February while 54% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 35% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
11%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
54%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
35%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Perfect Wave Location Map

Interactive Perfect Wave 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 Perfect Wave is Waterford Airport (WAT) in Ireland, 13 km (8 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Perfect Wave is Cork Airport (ORK), also in Ireland, 90 km (56 miles) away.

Icon breakBreak
Icon legend buoysLive Wave Height (m)
Icon legend windLive Wind Speed (km/h)
Please note that some surf spot locations are approximate to protect their exact location while others are not shown at close zoom level.
Perfect Wave Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Friday, 7 May 2021, 17:27 Local Time
Friday 07Sat
4PM7PM10PM1AM
Wave (m) 0.4
SW
0.4
SW
1.0
SSE
2.1
SE
Period (s) 7 7 4 6
Wind (km/h) 20
SSE 25
SE 35
SE 45
ESE
Wind State cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on

Swell History at Perfect Wave

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

Wind History at Perfect Wave

Wind stats for Perfect Wave, 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 Perfect Wave. Click below to view there surf guides.

    • Icon beach  redBeach and reef
    • Icon  s43.5
    Reliability: consistent
    2km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach
    • Icon  s43.7
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    4km away
    • Icon river  redRiver
    • Icon  s33.1
    Reliability: inconsistent
    9km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach
    • Icon  s33.3
    Reliability: inconsistent
    9km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s33.2
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    12km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To Perfect Wave: