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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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 Crab Island

Ireland, West

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Datum: WGS84 [ Help ]
Precision: Approximatif

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Latitude: 53° 1.03' N
Longitude: 9° 24.618' W

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200 metre paddle out from carpark in doolin

English (Translate this text in English): 200 metre paddle out from carpark in doolin

English (Translate this text in English): 200 metre paddle out from carpark in doolin

English (Translate this text in English): 200 metre paddle out from carpark in doolin

DistanceDay trip

WalkShort walk (5-15 mn)

Easy to find?OK

Public access?Public access

Special accessPaddle > 20mn or Boat

 Surf Spot Characteristics

Surf Spot Quality

Wave qualityRegional Classic

ExperienceExperienced surfers

FrequencySometimes break

Wave

TypeReef-rocky

DirectionRight

BottomReef (coral, sharp rocks etc..)

Power

Normal lengthShort (< 50m)

Good day length

Tide, Swell and Wind

Good swell direction

Good wind direction

Swell sizeStarts working at 1.0m-1.5m / 3ft-5ft and holds up to

Best tide positionLow and mid tide

Best tide movementRising tide

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Week-end crowdFew surfers

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Really powerful right ,catches more swell than other spots in the area. dangerous spot waves can be double overhead in waist high water with really nasty bottom

English (Translate this text in English): Really powerful right ,catches more swell than other spots in the area. dangerous spot waves can be double overhead in waist high water with really nasty bottom

English (Translate this text in English): Really powerful right ,catches more swell than other spots in the area. dangerous spot waves can be double overhead in waist high water with really nasty bottom

English (Translate this text in English): Really powerful right ,catches more swell than other spots in the area. dangerous spot waves can be double overhead in waist high water with really nasty bottom

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By John Heerey , 03-08-2010

SAVE CRAB ISLAND - Plans are in place to wreck the 'surfability' of Crab Island. The proposed pier development will mean that the wave is gone/compromised.

Please lend your voice in an effort to stop this from being allowed.

Cheers,

John

http://magicseaweed.com/Save-Crab-Island-Content/2581/

By Anonymous , 28-02-2009

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By ryan african lion , 26-07-2008

so sick - this place is so sick. cant believe how much swell it picks up. got some amazing barrels with 3 guys out today...a saturday...and sunshine...warm water..what a joke!! about 6 feet when lahinch is 2 feet up the road

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