A long sandy beach that curves, with south end for SE sideshore and north end for S sideshore. The beach has small waves breaking on the sandbar and depending on tides it is flat between the beach and the sandbar
Our Lady's Island has a brackish lake, technically a back-barrier seepage lagoon, separated from the Atlantic Ocean at the southern end by a 200m wide sand and gravel bar. The lake has flat to choppy water and is very flat water behind the beach to the south with S winds.
Best Wind Direction: SW or SE but kitesurfed in all directions, Southerlies are offshore
Best Tides: Lake is emptied yearly so depth can vary, there is a lot of algae here after a hot spell due to mix of salt and fresh water - it is harmless but can be annoying to relaunch in
Extra Info: You must be able to kitesurf upwind, or you could have a long walk from other side of lake. There are two sides to the lake, Tacumshin (farm side) best for beginners and Lobster Pot side (large rocks/bolders downwind). Please note that the Lobster Pot side land is privately owned - the owner does not mind kitesurfers using it so long as there are no fires or litter.
The wide, sandy beach with waist deep water for a miles provide perfect conditions for kitesurfing. Locals claim that Duncannon has its own microclimate and it’s hard to argue as the Sun almost always shining there , which is frankly scary by Irish standards.
Best Wind Direction: South West, South
Best Tides: Any but avoid kiting to far right on low tide. also not much room on spring tide for launch and landing.
Extra Info: You can drive on the beach. Toilets, Shower, Camping. No ATM in the town... get your cash before you splash!
Ballycotton / Ballynamona beach is not known as a wave beach but can be good for some kite sessions. Shallow water especially in high tide. There is seaweed and some rocks on the far left and right of the spot, visible at low tide. Best wind direction is NE-E winds.