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Rossbeigh Strand Surf Guide

Rossbeigh Strand in County Kerry is a fairly exposed beach break that has pretty consitent surf and can work at any time of the year. Works best in offshore winds from the northeast with some shelter here from north winds. Waves just as likely from local windswells as from distant groundswells and the best swell direction is from the west southwest. The beach break offers both left and right hand waves. The quality of the surf isn't affected by the tide. When it's working here, it can get crowded.

Rossbeigh Strand Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
8.8°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Rossbeigh Strand:

The best conditions reported for surf at Rossbeigh Strand occur when a West-southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the East.

Surf Forecasts:

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

aprilBest Season: spring
The best time of year for surfing Rossbeigh Strand 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 51% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 27% 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 Rossbeigh Strand Location Map

Interactive Rossbeigh Strand 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 Rossbeigh Strand is Kerry Airport (KIR) in Ireland, 33 km (20 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Rossbeigh Strand is Shannon Airport (SNN), also in Ireland, 100 km (62 miles) away.

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Rossbeigh Strand Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Saturday, 28 January 2023, 00:55 Local Time
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Wave (m)
Period (s) 14 13 13 16
Wind (km/h)
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Swell History at Rossbeigh Strand

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

Wind History at Rossbeigh Strand

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

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