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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 break guidePhoto by: Kate Kazanowska

Keel Surf Guide

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.

Keel Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp:
fairly consistent13.8°C

Surfing Keel:

The best conditions reported for surf at Keel occur when a Southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Northeast.

Surf Forecasts:

Ireland wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

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

Keel Surf:

Wednesday, 8 July 2020, 05:24 Local time
Wednesday 08
Wave (m) 1.6
Period (s) 9 9 9 10
Wind (km/h) 20
NE 15
ENE 10
E 5
Wind State off off cross-

Tide Times:

For Dooagh, 3 km from Keel.

IS AT (local time)

Keel Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At BelmulletPeninsula, 29 km from Keel.

light winds from the NE

Clouds dissolving
Air temperature
12.2 °C

Current weather near Keel

Overall Keel Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in July

Surf stats for Keel: see the swell variation by month.


Wind stats for Keel: see the variation in direction and stength by month.

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

Keel Location Maps

Keel Location Map

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Surf spots located close to KeelShoreline around KeelRoads and rivers around Keel

Use this relief map to navigate to Mayo and Achill Island surf spots and tide stations that are in the area of Keel

Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Keel:

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Wave buoys nearest to Keel:

Tide stations nearest to Keel:

  • Closest tide station
    25 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    64 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    100 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    Talbert Island, River Shannon
    101 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    Tra Li
    119 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