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Shit Creek Surf Guide

Shit Creek in County Clare is an exposed reef break that has fairly consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. The best wind direction is from the east. Waves just as likely from local windswells as from distant groundswells and the best swell direction is from the west. Right and better left hand reef breaks.. Best around mid tide. Relatively few surfers here, even on good days. Watch out for rocks / rips.

Shit Creek Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
13.7°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Shit Creek:

The best conditions reported for surf at Shit Creek occur when a West swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the East.

Surf Forecasts:

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

aprilBest Season: spring
The best time of year for surfing Shit Creek 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 35% of the time in April while 60% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 5% 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 Shit Creek Location Map

Interactive Shit Creek 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 Shit Creek is Shannon Airport (SNN) in Ireland, 38 km (24 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Shit Creek is Galway Airport (GWY), also in Ireland, 53 km (33 miles) away.

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Shit Creek Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Sunday, 4 June 2023, 14:32 Local Time
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Wave (m)
Period (s) 8 8 11 11
Wind (km/h)
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Swell History at Shit Creek

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

Wind History at Shit Creek

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

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Wave Buoys Nearest To Shit Creek:

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