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Sandy Bay ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.2

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Sandy Bay Spot ID

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Type: beach

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell NNW | Wind W

Sea Temperature Today is: 11.1 °C

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Thursday, 21 November 2019, 11:39 Local time
Thursday 21
Wave (m) 2.1
Period (s) 12 12 12 11
Wind (km/h) 15
ESE 15
E 20
E 20
Wind State on on on on

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Sandy Bay in County Kerry is a sheltered beach break that has fairly consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. The best wind direction is from the west. Waves just as likely from local windswells as from distant groundswells and the optimum swell angle is from the north northwest. The beach break offers both left and right hand waves. Good surf at all stages of the tide. Unlikely to be too crowded, even when the surf is up.

Ireland wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Brandon Bay, 6 km from Sandy Bay.

IS AT (local time)

Sandy Bay Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Kerry Arpt, 37 km from Sandy Bay.

light winds from the E

Dry and partly cloudy
Air temperature
7 °C

Current weather near Sandy Bay

Overall Sandy Bay Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in November


Surf stats for Sandy Bay: see the swell variation by month.

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Wind stats for Sandy Bay: see the variation in direction and stength by month.

Sandy Bay Location Maps

Sandy Bay Location Map

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Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Sandy Bay:

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Wave buoys nearest to Sandy Bay:

Tide stations nearest to Sandy Bay:

  • Closest tide station
    Tra Li
    13 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    Talbert Island, River Shannon
    34 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    54 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    71 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    76 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to Sandy Bay is Kerry Airport (KIR) in Ireland, 36 km (22 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Sandy Bay is Shannon Airport (SNN), also in Ireland, 86 km (53 miles) away.
  • Third is Cork Airport (ORK) in Ireland, 116 km (72 miles) away.
  • Galway Airport (GWY) in Ireland is 133 km (83 miles) away.
  • Connaught Airport (NOC), also in Ireland is the fifth nearest airport to Sandy Bay and is 196 km (122 miles) away.
Sandy Bay break location map and break info

This is the Surf-Forecast page for Sandy Bay, Kerry. Use the tab navigation above to view Sandy Bay sea temperature, Sandy Bay photographs, Sandy Bay detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Sandy Bay webcams, current wind from Kerry live weather stations and Sandy 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 Sandy Bay.