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Teiki Mathieu Baillan surfing a self-made Alaia surfboard in Lances Left, Mentawaï, Indonesia. Photo by C. Naslain, 2009.

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 Sandy Bay-Maharees

Ireland, South West

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Drive to Sandy Bay where all the caravan pars are. The wave is to your right as you look out .

English (Translate this text in English): Drive to Sandy Bay where all the caravan pars are. The wave is to your right as you look out .

English (Translate this text in English): Drive to Sandy Bay where all the caravan pars are. The wave is to your right as you look out .

English (Translate this text in English): Drive to Sandy Bay where all the caravan pars are. The wave is to your right as you look out .

DistanceTake a car

WalkInstant access (< 5min)

Easy to find?Easy to find

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 Surf Spot Characteristics

Alternative name Trench

Surf Spot Quality

Wave qualityTotally Epic

ExperienceExperienced surfers

FrequencySometimes break

Wave

TypeSand-bar

DirectionRight

BottomSandy with rock

PowerHollow, Fast, Powerful, Ledgey

Normal lengthLong (150 to 300 m)

Good day lengthLong (150 to 300 m)

Tide, Swell and Wind

Good swell directionNorth, NorthWest, West

Good wind directionWest, SouthWest

Swell sizeStarts working at 3m-3.5m / 10ft-12ft and holds up to 5m / 16 ft and over

Best tide positionMid tide

Best tide movementRising and falling tides

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Week crowdCrowded

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 Additional Information

This is a HEAVY HEAVY wave. Can hold size up to 15ft and you can get some immense barrels. The locals will beat the shit out of you if you drop in or if you are from cork.

English (Translate this text in English): This is a HEAVY HEAVY wave. Can hold size up to 15ft and you can get some immense barrels. The locals will beat the shit out of you if you drop in or if you are from cork.

English (Translate this text in English): This is a HEAVY HEAVY wave. Can hold size up to 15ft and you can get some immense barrels. The locals will beat the shit out of you if you drop in or if you are from cork.

English (Translate this text in English): This is a HEAVY HEAVY wave. Can hold size up to 15ft and you can get some immense barrels. The locals will beat the shit out of you if you drop in or if you are from cork.

Atmosphere

The locals are heavy brah.

English (Translate this text in English): The locals are heavy brah.

English (Translate this text in English): The locals are heavy brah.

English (Translate this text in English): The locals are heavy brah.

General

Best bwave in Ireland when its on.

English (Translate this text in English): Best bwave in Ireland when its on.

English (Translate this text in English): Best bwave in Ireland when its on.

English (Translate this text in English): Best bwave in Ireland when its on.

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By Anonymous , 21-05-2008

fucking awesome - saw this spot break in winter 2008, a blondie curly hungry looking dude surfed it alone, was on a life mission kinda dude...insane, think he ended up in NZ sucking off some plumber guy... ha ha

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