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Lahinch Left Surf Guide

Lahinch Left in County Clare is an exposed reef break that has quite reliable surf, although summer tends to be mostly flat. The best wind direction is from the east. Waves just as likely from local windswells as from distant groundswells and the best swell direction is from the west. A left hand reef break. When the surf is up, crowds are likely Watch out for rocks.

Lahinch Left Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReefIcon  s44.0
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
15.0°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Lahinch Left:

The best conditions reported for surf at Lahinch Left occur when a West swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the East.

Surf Forecasts:

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

aprilBest Season: spring
The best time of year for surfing Lahinch Left with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Spring and most often the month of April. Clean surfable waves are typically found 35% of the time in April while 60% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 5% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
35%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
60%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
5%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Lahinch Left Location Map

Interactive Lahinch Left surf break location map. View information about nearby surf breaks, their wave consistency and rating compared to other spots in the region. Current swell conditions from local buoys are shown along with live wind speed and direction from nearby weather stations. Click icons on the map for more detail. The closest passenger airport to Lahinch Left is Shannon Airport (SNN) in Ireland, 38 km (24 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Lahinch Left is Galway Airport (GWY), also in Ireland, 52 km (32 miles) away.

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Lahinch Left Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Tuesday, 5 July 2022, 10:46 Local Time
Tuesday 05
10AM1PM4PM7PM
Wave (m)
1
W
1.1
WNW
1.1
W
1
WNW
Period (s) 7 8 8 8
Wind (km/h)
20
25
20
25
Wind State cross-
on
cross-
on
on cross-
on

Swell History at Lahinch Left

Surf stats for Lahinch Left, see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at Lahinch Left

Wind stats for Lahinch Left, see the variation in direction and stength by month or season on the history page here.

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