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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

Type:Rating:
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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
10.7°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

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:

What's the best time of year to surf Keel (for consistent clean waves)?

juneBest Season: summer
The best time of year for surfing Keel with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Summer and most often the month of June. Clean surfable waves are typically found 23% of the time in June while 47% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 30% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
23%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
47%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
30%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).
Keel Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Sunday, 29 November 2020, 19:40 Local Time
SunMonday 30
9PM0AM3AM6AM
Wave (m) 2.1
WNW
2.3
WNW
2.5
WNW
3.0
WNW
Period (s) 11 11 11 11
Wind (km/h) 20
WSW 25
SW 30
WSW 35
WSW
Wind State on on on cross-
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Swell History at Keel

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Wind History at Keel

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