About Inch Reefs

A long, wally, user-friendly right-hand pointbreak, not too common in Ireland. Its visibility, history, swell specificity and easy access means it is crowded. Expect a large group out there if it is breaking at all. An excellent wave when it all comes together. Very long with rides of up to 400 meters on a good day.

Source: Inch Reefs Surf Guide

Ability Level

Intermediate - advanced

Beg Int Adv

Great for mid-level surfers. Good for advanced surfers looking for leg-burning turns if it's really pumping.

Local Vibe


Welcoming Intimidating

Expect some negotiations among the pecking order.

Crowd Factor


Mellow Heavy

Crowds are an ever present factor here so go easy and happy, give away a wave or two when its your turn and your karma will bloom.

Spot Rating


Poor Perfect

On a good day you'll have your wetsuit on in record time.

Shoulder Burn


Light Exhausting

Long wave, lots of paddling. But you will rest while waiting your turn.

Water Quality


Clean Dirty

Very clean. Occasional runoff after heavy rains.

Additional Information


Steep access trail. Rock bottom. Sweep and rip when it's bigger.


Park on road and walk down goat path.

Bring Your

Shortboard, funboard, longboard, fish


Rock reef.

Best Season

Takes big winter swells to work.

Swell Consistency and Wind Overview

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