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Red Strand (Dirk Bay) ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0

Overall: 3.0

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Red Strand (Dirk Bay) Surf Guide

Red Strand(Dirk Bay) in County Cork is a sheltered reef break that has reasonably consistent surf, although summer tends to be mostly flat. The best wind direction is from the north. Waves just as likely from local windswells as from distant groundswells and the optimum swell angle is from the southwest. Both left and right reef breaks. Best around high tide. Take care of rocks in the line up.

Red Strand (Dirk Bay) Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp:
fairly consistent13.3°C

Surfing Red Strand (Dirk Bay):

The best conditions reported for surf at Red Strand (Dirk Bay) occur when a Southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the North.

Surf Forecasts:

Ireland wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Use the tab navigation above to view Red Strand (Dirk Bay) sea temperature, Red Strand (Dirk Bay) photographs, Red Strand (Dirk Bay) detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Red Strand (Dirk Bay) webcams, current wind from Cork live weather stations and Red Strand (Dirk Bay) tide predictions. The Ireland swell maps link will open up the big picture showing Ireland and the surrounding seas. These swell maps can be animated to show the different swell components, wave energy, wave period, wave heights, together with wind and weather forecasts, current weather and sea state observations from Ireland wave-buoys, passing ships and coastal weather stations. Each of the forecast pages for this surf break feature a global and regional wavefinder tool to locate the best surf conditions in the area around Red Strand (Dirk Bay)

Red Strand (Dirk Bay) Surf:

Tuesday, 2 June 2020, 05:03 Local time
Tuesday 02
Wave (m) 0.1
Period (s) 8 8 5 5
Wind (km/h) 5
N 10
N 5
N 5
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Tide Times:

For Long Strand-Castlefreke, 3 km from Red Strand (Dirk Bay).

IS AT (local time)

Red Strand (Dirk Bay) Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At SherkinIsland, 34 km from Red Strand (Dirk Bay).

light winds from the NE

Air temperature
11.9 °C

Current weather near Red Strand (Dirk Bay)

Buoy Data:

At M3 Mizen Head Buoy, 67 miles from Red Strand (Dirk Bay).

  8PM 9PM 10PM 11PM
Data Age 7 hr 6 hr 5 hr 4 hr
Wave height (m) 1.055
Average period (s) 6.094 - - 6.328

All wavebuoys around Red Strand (Dirk Bay)

Overall Red Strand (Dirk Bay) Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in June

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Surf stats for Red Strand (Dirk Bay): see the swell variation by month.

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Wind stats for Red Strand (Dirk Bay): see the variation in direction and stength by month.

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Red Strand (Dirk Bay) Location Maps

Red Strand (Dirk Bay) Location Map

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Wave buoys nearest to Red Strand (Dirk Bay):

Tide stations nearest to Red Strand (Dirk Bay):

  • Closest tide station
    29 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    32 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    34 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    54 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    Tra Li
    60 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to Red Strand (Dirk Bay) is Cork Airport (ORK) in Ireland, 45 km (28 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Red Strand (Dirk Bay) is Kerry Airport (KIR), also in Ireland, 81 km (50 miles) away.
  • Third is Shannon Airport (SNN) in Ireland, 129 km (80 miles) away.
  • Waterford Airport (WAT) in Ireland is 146 km (91 miles) away.
  • Galway Airport (GWY), also in Ireland is the fifth nearest airport to Red Strand (Dirk Bay) and is 195 km (121 miles) away.
Red Strand (Dirk Bay) break location map and break info