This is a suitable spot for all levels of experience. In summer it is good for beginners with its smaller waves, in winter it is good for those with experience due to the big swells rolling in after storms.
There are many positive things about Bunmahon, most notably its higher level of wave consistency than many comparable places in the south. This is a spot for beginners and the more experienced alike, and for almost every wave sailing sport. Excellent wave heights have been seen here – and with regularity – making it one of best kept secrets of Ireland’s watersport scene.
Tramore doesn’t have a fantastic reputation amongst surfers and windsurfers for a couple of very good reasons. The most prominent of these is that the nature of the industry in the area leads to some of the least attractive seas in the country. Often described as smelling like an ashtray, and the sea being a brown sludge, many will baulk at spending much time there. Realistically however, this may be more to do with tides than anything else.
One of the few really excellent spots on the east coast, you should seriously consider making time for Magheramore, even if your tour doesn’t take you too close. The fact that it is a mere 40 minutes from Dublin, combined with its popularity as a surfing spot mean that it’s incredibly popular at high season. Don’t let this put you off, as there’s plenty of beach to go around, and all types of watersports are catered for there.
Bettystown is something of a secret amongst the surfing fraternity, and is practically devoid of all tourism. For the most part, the waves are reasonably staid, but there is a superb cove past the headland and boathouse. This has some incredible barreling wave formations which although small, can be almost endlessly entertaining.
More isolated than many in Leinster, Ballymount is still a favourite amongst surfers, windsurfers and kite sailors of all kinds. A picturesque beach brings a large crowd in the summer months, but during the windy days, it’s a haven for anyone out on the sea.
It can be difficult to find decent conditions for surfing off the east coast of Ireland, and while there are still many places to look, the more established places are always the best in this region. Wind and kite surfers will have more luck in this area, and the community of watersports is far more skewed in that direction. Donabate is one of the major spots in the area, and being close to Dublin allows for a varied time on and off the sea.
Vassiliki bay, located on the South coast of Lefkada island and measuring a good 2 kilometers across, is considered by many to be the perfect place to learn windsurfing and sailing, as well as have all-round fun on the water. Its stable weather conditions,easy access and well-developed infrastructure, coupled with a laid-back atmosphere of a Greek village, make it a favorite among water sport enthusiasts of all ages and experience levels. The spot caters primarily to windsurfers, but catamaran and dinghy sailors are also welcome, and there are also SUP boards and kayaks available for rent.
Good for all surfers, this is a spot that has been known for decades but now mainly sees old timers out. It is much more relaxed than the rest of Sea Isle as it doesn’t get the lifeguards or beach tag collectors.
This is usually an average spot, but on a good day can produce some excellent waves. It is suitable for all experience levels, but those with a bit of experience might get frustrated by the number of beginners out here in summer.
This is a relatively good surf spot and can be used by all experience levels. It has a fairly chilled out atmosphere and is at its best during fall when the hurricane swells push in. It is also called North end by local surfers, for obvious reasons.
This is a good place to be in summer or fall, and even gives decent waves when many other spots nearby won’t play. It is one of the better spots in New Jersey and is suitable for all levels of experience.
A decent spot for all levels of experience, this breaks fairly regularly and is a popular spot. It has a good friendly atmosphere and is one of those rare places where beginners happily ride alongside experts.