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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 Forecast / Cork / Ireland

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 5 am Friday 26 Feb 2021 GMT
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Red Strand (Dirk Bay) surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Red Strand (Dirk Bay) sea temperature is 8.8 °C (Statistics for 26 Feb 1981-2005 - mean: 9.8 max: 10.4 min: 8.9 °C)
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Red Strand (Dirk Bay) surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Red Strand (Dirk Bay) sea temperature is 8.8 °C (Statistics for 26 Feb 1981-2005 - mean: 9.8 max: 10.4 min: 8.9 °C)

Eyeball surf reportRecent Eyeball Surf Reports for Cork

  1. weather stationWind Update Wind reports 34 km away suggest it is still onshore at Red Strand (Dirk Bay) (moderate winds from the S at SherkinIsland). 1.2m 11 s period swell from WSW with an additional 0.7m 11 s period swell from WSW , plus 0.9m 9 s period wind swell from SSW

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34 km away, 1 h 24 min ago

Moderate
22 km/h
S
8.5
8.8
Air / Water (°C)
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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for Red Strand (Dirk Bay) this week:

The surf forecast for Red Strand (Dirk Bay) over the next 7 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Saturday (Feb 27) at 12AM. The primary swell is predicted to be 1.8m and 16s period with a secondary swell of 0.2m and 8s. The wind is predicted to be cross-onshore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Red Strand (Dirk Bay) in the next 7 days are 1.9m 15s and forecast to arrive on Saturday (Feb 27) at 3AM. Winds are predicted to be cross-onshore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 0.7m 4s period and expected on Friday (Mar 05) at 12PM.

Wave TypeTime (GMT) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+)12AM (Sat 27th Feb)6ft (1.8m) 16s
Best Surf 3PM (Sat 27th Feb)5ft (1.6m) 14s
Most Powerful 3AM (Sat 27th Feb)6ft (1.9m) 15s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for Red Strand (Dirk Bay) over the next 7 days.

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Rating
(10 max)
Swell
Height Map
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
Period(s) (?)
Wave
Graph
(?)Metric surfscale
Energy (?)
Wind
(km/h)
Wind State (?)
onshore
cross-onshore
cross-shore
cross-offshore
offshore
glassy
High Tide
/ height (m)
Low Tide
/ height (m)
Summary
Rain (mm)
High °C
Low °C
Chill °C (?)
Sunrise
Sunset
Friday
26
Saturday
27
Sunday
28
Monday
01
Tuesday
02
Wednesday
03
Thursday
04
Fri
05
AMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPM
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T unitedkingdom.htsgw.metric.18.cc23
T unitedkingdom.htsgw.metric.42.cc23
T unitedkingdom.htsgw.metric.66.cc23
T unitedkingdom.htsgw.metric.90.cc23
T unitedkingdom.htsgw.metric.114.cc23
T unitedkingdom.htsgw.metric.138.cc23
T unitedkingdom.htsgw.metric.162.cc23
T unitedkingdom.htsgw.metric.180.cc23
1
SSW
1.3
SW
1.8
WSW
1.7
WSW
1.6
WSW
1.3
WSW
1
WSW
1
WSW
0.9
WSW
0.7
WSW
0.6
WSW
0.5
NW
1
SE
0.5
WSW
0.8
WSW
0.8
WSW
0.8
WSW
0.7
WSW
0.5
WSW
0.6
WSW
0.8
WSW
0.8
WSW
0.9
WSW
99161514141313141313146131211101099101212
1512381671127510106723623172731841279180921771351251065068107180215
25
SSW
25
SSW
15
SW
10
SSW
10
SW
5
SE
15
ENE
25
ESE
25
E
25
E
25
ESE
25
ESE
25
E
20
ESE
10
SE
15
SE
20
WSW
5
W
5
NNE
5
WSW
15
N
25
N
30
NE
ononcross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
off
crosscrosscrosscrosscross-
on
crosscrosscross-
on
cross-
on
crosscrossoffcross-
on
offoffcross-
off
4:45PM
3.24
5:05AM
3.40
5:25PM
3.42
5:44AM
3.56
6:04PM
3.55
6:24AM
3.64
6:44PM
3.59
7:05AM
3.63
7:25PM
3.55
7:48AM
3.51
8:09PM
3.42
8:34AM
3.32
8:57PM
3.22
9:25AM
3.06
10:37AM
0.31
10:54PM
0.20
11:16AM
0.11
11:33PM
0.02
11:55AM
-0.03
12:13AM
-0.09
12:35PM
-0.09
12:53AM
-0.11
1:16PM
-0.05
1:36AM
-0.03
1:58PM
0.08
2:21AM
0.13
2:45PM
0.28
3:11AM
0.36

Note: the tide data above is for Long Strand-Castlefreke which is 3 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for Red Strand (Dirk Bay).New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph
Offshore winds at Red Strand (Dirk Bay) blow from the N

Friday
26
Saturday
27
Sunday
28
Monday
01
Tuesday
02
Wednesday
03
Thursday
04
Fri
05
AMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPM
cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
cloudy
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
cloudy
partially cloudy
cloudy
cloudy
partially cloudy
light rain
rain showers
clear
clear
partially cloudy
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
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7:26--7:24--7:22--7:20--7:18--7:16--7:13--7:11-
-6:09--6:12--6:14--6:15--6:17--6:19--6:21--6:22

Short Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Low air temperatures (max 9°C on Fri night, min 6°C on Sat night). Wind will be generally light.

Long Range Forecast: Light rain (total 2mm), mostly falling on Wed morning. Cool air temperatures (max 12°C on Wed afternoon, min 6°C on Thu night). Wind will be generally light.

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Information about the Red Strand (Dirk Bay) Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for Red Strand (Dirk Bay) provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 7 days. A general guide to surfing at Red Strand (Dirk Bay) can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our Red Strand (Dirk Bay) surf forecast is unique since it includes wave energy (power) that defines the real feel of the surf rather than just the height or the period. If you surf the same spot (Red Strand (Dirk Bay)) regularly then make a mental note of the wave energy from the surf forecast table each time you go. Very soon you may start to choose your surf days based on the wave energy alone combined with our forecast of favourable offshore wind conditions. Our star ratings will help here and of course you will also find the usual wave height and period predictions on our surf forecasts as well as a full break down of the swell components under our advanced users option (to reveal that, click the little Einstein character under the tide times).

Further information to help with frequently asked questions about our surf forecast for Red Strand (Dirk Bay) may be found under the help tab on the top menu and also by moving your mouse over the question marks on the surf forecast table itself. Please always bear in mind that the forecast is for near-shore open water and local factors at each surf break influence the actual breaking wave height, such as the beach / reef profile, water depths offshore and shelter.

Are you planning a holiday in Cork? If you are looking for accommodation near Red Strand (Dirk Bay), camping, hotels and holiday cottages in Cork, consider staying in Kinsale which is 34 km (21 miles) away. Other places in and around Cork where you can find information about places to rent, and car hire include Bantry which is 39 km (24 miles) away, Cork, Cobh and Youghal.