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Rags Left ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 4.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.3

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Rags Left Surf Guide

Rags Left in Sumatra (Mentawi Islands) is an exposed reef break that has dependable surf. May-Oct (Dry Season) is the favoured time of year for waves. Offshore winds are from the east. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the southwest. A left hand reef. Rarely crowded here. Watch out for rocks.

Rags Left Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReefIcon  s33.3
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
consistent
29.4°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Rags Left:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

julyBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Rags Left with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of July. Clean surfable waves are typically found 78% of the time in July while 21% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 1% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
78%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
21%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
1%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Rags Left Location Map

Interactive Rags 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 nearest passenger airport to Rags Left is Tabing (Padang) Airport (PDG) in Indonesia, which is 238 km (148 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Rags Left is Padang Kemiling (Bengkulu) Airport (BKS), also in Indonesia, 262 km (163 miles) away.

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Rags Left Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Thursday, 21 January 2021, 19:16 Local Time
Thursday 21Fri
4PM7PM10PM1AM
Wave (m) 0.6
SW
0.6
SW
0.6
SW
0.6
SW
Period (s) 13 13 13 13
Wind (km/h) 25
WNW 20
WNW 20
WNW 20
NW
Wind State cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on

Swell History at Rags Left

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

Wind History at Rags Left

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

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    Reliability: very consistent
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