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Keel ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.3
Consistency of Surf: 3.3
Difficulty Level: 3.5
Wind and Kite Surfing: 5.0
Crowds: 4.3

Overall: 4.3

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Keel Spot ID

Achill Island - Summer Evening, Keel photo


Photo credit: Rob Davies

Keel session photo


Photo credit: Kate Kazanowska

Early Autumn at Keel Strand photo


Photo credit: Rob Davies

Offshore wind at Keel Strand photo


Photo credit: Rob Davies

Type: -

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell SW | Wind NE

Sea Temperature Today is: 9.6 °C

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Sunday, 16 December 2018, 17:46 Local time
Sunday 16Mon
Wave (m) 4.5
Period (s) 13 13 13 13
Wind (km/h) 40
WSW 40
WSW 35
WSW 35
Wind State on on on on

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Keel in Achill Island and Mayo is an exposed break. that has quite reliable surf and can work at any time of the year. The best wind direction is from the northeast. Windswells and groundswells in equal measure and the best swell direction is from the southwest.. Even when there are waves, it's not likley to be crowded.

Ireland wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Dooagh, 3 km from Keel.

IS AT (local time)

Keel Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Belmullet Berth B Buoy, 29 km from Keel.


Air temperature
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Current weather near Keel

Buoy Data:

At Belmullet Berth B Buoy, 18 miles from Keel.

  1PM 2PM 3PM 4PM
Data Age 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr
Wave height (m) 4.00
Average period (s) 7.93 7.62 7.36 7.77

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Overall Keel Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in December

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Town and city forecasts close to Keel:

  • Closest city location
    64 mi
  • Second closest city location
    109 mi
  • Third closest city location
    Derry (United Kingdom)
    132 mi
  • Fourth closest city location
    132 mi
  • Fifth closest city location
    Lisburn (United Kingdom)
    143 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to Keel is Connaught Airport (NOC) in Ireland, 83 km (52 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Keel is Sligo Airport (SXL), also in Ireland, 103 km (64 miles) away.
  • Third is Galway Airport (GWY) in Ireland, 106 km (66 miles) away.
  • Shannon Airport (SNN) in Ireland is 161 km (100 miles) away.
  • St Angelo (Enniskillen) Airport (ENK) in England is the fifth nearest airport to Keel and is 165 km (102 miles) away.
Keel break location map and break info

This is the Surf-Forecast page for Keel, Mayo and Achill Island. Use the tab navigation above to view Keel sea temperature, Keel photographs, Keel detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Keel webcams, current wind from Mayo and Achill Island live weather stations and Keel tide predictions. The Ireland swell maps link will open up the big picture showing Ireland and the surrounding seas. These swell maps can be animated to show the different swell components, wave energy, wave period, wave heights, together with wind and weather forecasts, current weather and sea state observations from Ireland wave-buoys, passing ships and coastal weather stations. Each of the forecast pages for this surf break feature a global and regional wavefinder tool to locate the best surf conditions in the area around Keel.