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Smerwick Harbour ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.7
Consistency of Surf: 2.3
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 3.5
Crowds: 3.7

Overall: 3.9

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Smerwick Harbour break guide

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:

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:

Ireland wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Use the tab navigation above to view Smerwick Harbour sea temperature, Smerwick Harbour photographs, Smerwick Harbour detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Smerwick Harbour webcams, current wind from Kerry live weather stations and Smerwick Harbour 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 Smerwick Harbour

Smerwick Harbour Surf:

Wednesday, 27 May 2020, 04:03 Local time
Wednesday 27
Wave (m) 2.0
Period (s) 12 12 11 11
Wind (km/h) 5
E 5
SSE 15
Wind State cross cross cross-

Tide Times:

For Ballydavid, 2 km from Smerwick Harbour.

IS AT (local time)

Smerwick Harbour Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At ValentiaObservator, 30 km from Smerwick Harbour.


Air temperature
9.9 °C

Current weather near Smerwick Harbour

Overall Smerwick Harbour Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in May


Surf stats for Smerwick Harbour: see the swell variation by month.

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Wind stats for Smerwick Harbour: see the variation in direction and stength by month.

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Smerwick Harbour

Photo credit: Florian Walsh

Smerwick Harbour Location Maps

Smerwick Harbour Location Map

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Use this relief map to navigate to Kerry surf spots and tide stations that are in the area of Smerwick Harbour

Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Smerwick Harbour:

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Wave buoys nearest to Smerwick Harbour:

Tide stations nearest to Smerwick Harbour:

  • Closest tide station
    Tra Li
    29 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    Talbert Island, River Shannon
    52 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    71 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    84 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    88 mi


  • 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.
  • Third is Cork Airport (ORK) in Ireland, 135 km (84 miles) away.
  • Galway Airport (GWY) in Ireland is 158 km (98 miles) away.
  • Connaught Airport (NOC), also in Ireland is the fifth nearest airport to Smerwick Harbour and is 219 km (136 miles) away.
Smerwick Harbour break location map and break info