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Topic: best surf in the west ireland
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Topic: best surf in the west ireland
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best surf in the west ireland

my son is a surfer in santa cruz ca we will be  staying in adare in co limerick to get good surfing which spot would be good keeping in mind it will be via a rented car and a day trip . he is a good surfer and he is used to an intermediate reef break  we will not be bring his board so we will have to rent one and a wet suit any ideas? thanks shannon


Dave O'Loughlin

RE: best surf in the west ireland

Hi Shannon,
Clare has many spots for surfing from reef break to Beach Break. Lahinch left and Cornish to name a few. It is about 1 hour from limerick tops. It rarely works here in my opinion but when it does it can go off.

There are a number of good spots in Kerry also. Again Beach and Reef Breaks. Brandon Bay and Banna Bay for example. It is about 2 hour drive from Adare.




RE: best surf in the west ireland

Finally West Cork offers good surfing spots . Castlefreke and Barleycove Beach being the best. They are both Beach breaks left and right. In the right conditions (south west swell and Northerly Wind) this area can really work. I surf here alot and the line up is few to none during the week. It is about 2 hours from adare too.

Unfortunately after all this the Adlantic can go to sleep for weeks on end in the Summer here. So hopefully your son is arriving after september. It think he should carry a board with him especially if he is an intermediate surfer there are very few places to rent boards and in general the boards are crap and for beginners.

Hope this is of some help. If your son is in these areas we can show him around if needs be.

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