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Surfing in Irland last week of july and first week of august« on: July 18 2006 07:07:00 »
We are 2 swiss brother and we really like to come surfing in Irland.
But we only have holidays from the 22 of july to the 4th of august.
Is that a good period to surf Irland and can you give us some advices. (where to go etc...)
We think that we will find less people in the water then in France or Portugal and certainly a nice atmosphere outside water (in the Pub...)
Thanks in advance for you help
2 guys from a small country
RE: Surfing in Irland last week of july and first week of august« Reply #1 on: July 20 2006 09:07:00 »
Generally The surf in Ireland at this of year isnt great, however last week there was an unusually big swell, which provided excellent condictions on the west coast. i was in clare and had two great days surfing in glorious sunshine( unusally combo). so its possible at this time of year, but for higher chance od decent swell wait till sept or oct.
RE: Surfing in Irland last week of july and first week of august« Reply #3 on: August 27 2007 06:08:00 »
Long Island has good surf on the south side, of course, on either end.
Montauk (east end) - difficult to get to due to traffic and local parking regulations. Point break. Mostly rights.
Long Beach / Lido Beach area on the other end (west end) of the island.
The hamptons have surf year round as well but it is typically beach break any where south of Montauk (Ditch Plains). Most of the beach break closes out making it suck. I hate surfing the Hamptons. The only exception is Long Beach and Lido which can hold huge swell and have nicely shaped clean peaks which can be split either way.
The best time of year is always Sept - Oct unless you like to wear lots of rubber.
RE: Surfing in Irland last week of july and first week of august« Reply #4 on: August 27 2007 06:08:00 »
Speaking of rubber. How much am I going to need to surf southwest Ireland around Kerry?
I've a 4/3 - booties - hood - gloves - will that cut it? or do I need more? I am thin and get cold fast. Also wondering when the best time to go are.