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Latitude: 51° 38.517' N
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head to Kinsale and it should be sign-posted from there.
DistanceTake a car
WalkInstant access (< 5min)
Easy to find?OK
Public access?Public access
Special accessDon't know
Alternative name GTown
Wave qualityRegional Classic
FrequencyVery consistent (150 day/year)
DirectionRight and left
BottomSandy with rock
Normal lengthShort (< 50m)
Good day lengthNormal (50 to 150m)
Good swell directionSouthWest, South, SouthEast
Good wind directionNorth, NorthWest, NorthEast
Swell sizeStarts working at Less than 1m / 3ft and holds up to 1m+ / 3ft+
Best tide positionLow and mid tide
Best tide movementRising and falling tides
Week-end crowdFew surfers
Garretstown is a spot where your guaranted at least 4 footers every time. Waves are nearly always bigger on the West beach and the wide bay ensures that Garretstown picks up any southerly or southwesterly swells.Because the beach has a small gradient with a holllow in the middle, it works better at low tide with the waves losing a lot of their power at higher tide.The East beach comes into its own in a really high swell when the other beach have only foam
By realmarim , 28-05-2012
Garretstown webcam and eyeball report - BTW - if you are looking for a webcam/ eyeball surf report check out http://garretstownsurf.blogspot.com/
By Anonymous , 20-08-2007
4ft waheeeey - The people who are saying that this is 4ft all the time are the people on the yellow foam boards that you see in most of the pictures. (4ft = 1.5ft mush)I live 10 mins away in Kinsale and have seen it 4ft maybe twice this year. Even when it is 4ft it's usually fat straighthanders. No self-respecting surfer would surf here unless desperate. Out of the 20 photos, can you see even one wave you would like to be on?
By Maurice F , 05-12-2006
Miss G-town - Grew up in Old Head and started surfing in G-town Summer 2004. Currently living in Perth and head down to Margaret River and North regularly for the nice breaks... still miss the local though. And for those who complain about it... I've been surfing in Oz for 2 years now and have never had clean 3-4 footers on a beach entirely to myself which I used get all the time back there. So shut the hell up and appreciate it.
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