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Spanish Point ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.3
Difficulty Level: 3.5
Wind and Kite Surfing: 3.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.6

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Spanish Point Surf Guide

Spanish Point in County Clare is an exposed reef and point break that has reasonably consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. Offshore winds blow from the east. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the best swell direction is from the west. There is a right hand reef break Best around mid tide. Sometimes crowded. Submerged rocks are a hazard.

Spanish Point Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reefReef and pointIcon  s43.6
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
11.1°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Spanish Point:

The best conditions reported for surf at Spanish Point 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 Spanish Point (for consistent clean waves)?

aprilBest Season: spring
The best time of year for surfing Spanish Point 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.
clean
35%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
60%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
5%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Spanish Point Location Map

Interactive Spanish Point 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 Spanish Point is Shannon Airport (SNN) in Ireland, 39 km (24 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Spanish Point is Galway Airport (GWY), also in Ireland, 61 km (38 miles) away.

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Spanish Point Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Tuesday, 18 May 2021, 05:48 Local Time
Tuesday 18
4AM7AM10AM1PM
Wave (m) 1.0
WSW
0.9
WSW
0.9
WSW
0.9
WSW
Period (s) 9 9 9 9
Wind (km/h) 10
SSW 10
SSW 15
WSW 15
W
Wind State cross cross cross-
on
on

Swell History at Spanish Point

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

Wind History at Spanish Point

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

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