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Ballinskelligs is a Gaeltacht (where Irish is spoken) situated just off the Ring of Kerry road, between Killarney & Kenmare on the Iveragh Peninsula.
WalkShort walk (5-15 mn)
Easy to find?OK
Public access?Don't know
DirectionRight and left
Normal lengthShort (< 50m)
Good day lengthNormal (50 to 150m)
Good swell directionNorthWest
Good wind directionWest
Swell sizeStarts working at Less than 1m / 3ft and holds up to 2.5m+ / 8ft+
Best tide positionHigh tide only
Best tide movementRising and falling tides
Week crowdFew surfers
- Rips / undertow
It has miles of golden beach.
Good for beginners, although there are much better options in Kerry.
By Anonymous , 12-02-2008
waves here?? doubtful - check out a map for gods sake... good surf is on the next penninsula!
By Anonymous , 05-09-2007
- There are some waves at Waterville, I never saw it busy or any locals, maybe there is now? Thanks to Breeda for letting me park at your house and surf out front. Scored rivermouth really good, was serveral years ago mind.
By noreire , 14-04-2007
surfing waterville? - There are waves in Waterville. you just need to choose the day like anywhere else. If you know where to go it can be somewhat better than castle for the experienced surfer. There is some "aggro" alright, from your ignorant "burkes" but in general the fellas out there are cool enough. Lets face it, nobody in Kerry is Kelly Slater and the aggro seems to come in the form of drop-ins as they have trouble getting their own waves when a good surfer paddles out.
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