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Smerwick Harbour break guidePhoto by: Florian Walsh

Smerwick Harbour Surf Guide

Smerwick Harbour in County Kerry is a sheltered reef break that only works once in a while with no particular seasonal pattern. Offshore winds are from the southeast. Windswells and groundswells in equal measure and the best swell direction is from the north northwest. There is no beach break and there is a right hand reef break as well.. Best around mid tide. Even when there are waves, it's not likley to be crowded.

Smerwick Harbour Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
9.3°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Smerwick Harbour:

The best conditions reported for surf at Smerwick Harbour occur when a North-northwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the South-southwest.

Surf Forecasts:

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

septemberBest Season: autumn
The best time of year for surfing Smerwick Harbour with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Autumn and most often the month of September. Clean surfable waves are typically found 23% of the time in September while 27% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 50% 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 Smerwick Harbour Location Map

Interactive Smerwick Harbour 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 Smerwick Harbour is Kerry Airport (KIR) in Ireland, 59 km (37 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Smerwick Harbour is Shannon Airport (SNN), also in Ireland, 115 km (71 miles) away.

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Smerwick Harbour Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Thursday, 9 February 2023, 02:15 Local Time
Thursday 09
Wave (m)
Period (s) 14 13 16 15
Wind (km/h)
Wind State cross-
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Swell History at Smerwick Harbour

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

Wind History at Smerwick Harbour

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

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