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Scraggane Bay break guidePhoto by: Nick Russill

Scraggane Bay Surf Guide

Scraggane Bay (An Scragán in Irish) on the Maharees peninsula near Castlegregory, County Kerry, is a fairly exposed beach break that has quite consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. Offshore winds blow from the southeast. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the best swell direction is from the west northwest. The beach breaks offer lefts and rights. The quality of the surf isn't affected by the tide. Even when there are waves, it's not likley to be crowded. Scraggane Bay is popular for windsurfing due to its consistent wind and its protection from the Atlantic waves. "Scraggies" is sailable in almost any conditions, regardless of wind direction. Local windsurf pro Jamie Knox has a base on the bay - see http://www.jamieknox.com for more information on watersports in the Brandon Bay area.

Scraggane Bay Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beach  redBeachIcon  s43.5
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
11.2°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Scraggane Bay:

The best conditions reported for surf at Scraggane Bay occur when a West-northwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Southeast.

Surf Forecasts:

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

februaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Scraggane Bay 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 31% of the time in February while 63% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 6% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
31%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
63%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
6%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Scraggane Bay Location Map

Interactive Scraggane Bay 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 Scraggane Bay is Kerry Airport (KIR) in Ireland, 37 km (23 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Scraggane Bay is Shannon Airport (SNN), also in Ireland, 87 km (54 miles) away.

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Icon legend buoysLive Wave Height (m)
Icon legend windLive Wind Speed (km/h)
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Scraggane Bay Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Tuesday, 7 December 2021, 03:49 Local Time
Tuesday 07
3AM6AM9AM12PM
Wave (m)
4.5
WNW
4.5
WNW
4.5
W
6
W
Period (s) 15 14 14 14
Wind (km/h)
55
70
70
80
Wind State off cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
on

Swell History at Scraggane Bay

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

Wind History at Scraggane Bay

Wind stats for Scraggane Bay, 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 Scraggane Bay. Click below to view there surf guides.

    • Icon beachBeach
    • Icon  s33.3
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    1km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s33.2
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    1km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach
    • Icon  s33.2
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    1km away
    • Icon point  redPoint
    • Icon  s43.8
    Reliability: very consistent
    2km away
    • Icon beachBeach
    • Icon  s33.3
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    2km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To Scraggane Bay: