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Trabeg or Kinard break guidePhoto by: Barbara Walsh

Trabeg or Kinard Surf Guide

Trabeg or Kinard in Kerry is an exposed beach break that has quite reliable surf and can work at any time of the year. The best wind direction is from the north northeast with some shelter here from north winds. Waves can be ok even in light onshore winds Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the best swell direction is from the southwest. The beach break offers both left and right hand waves and there is also a left hand reef break. Best around low tide when the tide is rising. An uncrowded break, even when it is working. Take care to avoid the rocks.

Trabeg or Kinard Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
9.8°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Trabeg or Kinard:

The best conditions reported for surf at Trabeg or Kinard occur when a Southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the North-northeast.

Surf Forecasts:

What's the best time of year to surf Trabeg or Kinard (for consistent clean waves)?

mayBest Season: spring
The best time of year for surfing Trabeg or Kinard with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Spring and most often the month of May. Clean surfable waves are typically found 15% of the time in May while 29% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 56% 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 Trabeg or Kinard Location Map

Interactive Trabeg or Kinard 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 Trabeg or Kinard is Kerry Airport (KIR) in Ireland, 47 km (29 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Trabeg or Kinard is Shannon Airport (SNN), also in Ireland, 109 km (68 miles) away.

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Trabeg or Kinard Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Monday, 17 January 2022, 16:10 Local Time
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Wave (m)
Period (s) 14 - 8 8
Wind (km/h)
Wind State cross-

Swell History at Trabeg or Kinard

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

Wind History at Trabeg or Kinard

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

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