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County Clare Surfing

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Sandwiched between the more touristy counties of Galway and Kerry, County Clare has its own unique attractions. The craggy W-facing coast receives ample swell but suffers from onshore winds most of the year and itÕs only when the wind swings to the elusive E direction that Clare reveals itself as IrelandÕs other world-class wave destination. It is all reefs and points in the north from the geological curiosity of The Burren, past the towering (214m) Cliffs of Moher to the surf town of Lahinch. A rare sandy beach and a handful of left reefs make Lahinch the countyÕs focal point, where the deep bay can also offer some wind and size protection, producing great waves for beginners and shredders alike. ItÕs the perfect base to explore the area, thanks to ample accommodation and abundant facilities. The road south to Loop Head passes the booming rights at Spanish Point and the only other notable beaches around Doonbeg, where protection from SW winds make it an asset on this exposed coastline. Summer can be prime, especially if a high pressure establishes in the vicinity but unstable weather patterns make Clare hard to call. With a predominantly westerly airflow, driving around looking for wind protection is a given in Clare, which is why many people opt to hang in Lahinch. August to October should maximise the likelihood of good waves.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
                       
3 - 8°C
5/4
4 - 12°C
5/4
8 - 17°C
4/3
12 - 19°C
3/2
8 - 16°C
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4 - 10°C
5/4
+ Very consistent swells
+ Challenging waves
+ Diversity of breaks
+ Good summer spot
+ Awesome landscapes
- Often onshore
- Winter storms
- Cold water
- Summer crowds
- Few options for beginners
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  Forecast Surf Report Stormrider Guide
Guide icon Forecast icon Lahinch - Cornish Left Star Star Star Star 3ft 15secs 259° 7mph Sunny No Reports Available. Submerged Reef Peaks Rock Ledge 12
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SW - NW Easterly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon Cregg / Moy Beach Star Star Star 3ft 15secs 259° 7mph Sunny No Reports Available. Beachbreak Peaks Rock Ledge and Sand 8
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SW - NW South Easterly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon Lahinch - Beach Star Star Star Star 3ft 15secs 259° 7mph Sunny No Reports Available. Beachbreak Peaks Sand 10
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SW - NW Easterly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon Lahinch - Shit Creek Star Star Star Star 3ft 15secs 259° 7mph Sunny No Reports Available. Submerged Reef Peaks Rock Ledge 12
3
SW - NW Easterly All Tides