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

Overall: 3.0

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The Left Surf Guide

The Left on the North Coast is an exposed point break that has fairly consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. Offshore winds are from the south. Windswells and groundswells in equal measure and the ideal swell angle is from the northwest.The break here is a left hand point. A fairly popluar wave that can sometimes get crowded Beware of rocks and rips.

The Left Spot Info

Type:Rating:
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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
13.2°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing The Left:

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

Surf Forecasts:
United Kingdom wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Use the tab navigation above to view The Left sea temperature, The Left photographs, The Left detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, The Left webcams, current wind from Scot - North Coast live weather stations and The Left tide predictions. The United Kingdom swell maps link will open up the big picture showing United Kingdom 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 United Kingdom 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 The Left


The Left Surf:

Thursday, 13 August 2020, 04:08 Local time
Thursday 13
4AM7AM10AM1PM
Wave (m) 0.7
W
0.6
W
0.6
W
0.6
W
Period (s) 8 8 8 8
Wind (km/h) 15
NW 15
NNW 15
N 15
N
Wind State cross-
on
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on
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Tide Times:

For Scrabster, Scotland, 6 km from The Left.

IS AT (local time)

The Left Tide Times and Tide Chart


Live Weather:

At Wick Airport, 39 km from The Left.

moderate winds from the NNW

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Mist dry and cloudy
Air temperature
13 °C

Current weather near The Left

Overall The Left Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in August

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Surf stats for The Left: see the swell variation by month.


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


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The Left Location Maps

The Left Location Map

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Surf spots located close to The LeftShoreline around The LeftRoads and rivers around The Left

Use this relief map to navigate to Scot - North Coast surf spots and tide stations that are in the area of The Left

Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to The Left:

 (click location name for more details)

Wave buoys nearest to The Left:

Tide stations nearest to The Left:

  • Closest tide station
    Scrabster
    4 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    Wick
    24 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    Kirkwall
    35 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    Kinlochbervie
    52 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    Lossiemouth
    63 mi

Airports

  • The closest passenger airport to The Left is Wick Airport (WIC) in U.k., 37 km (23 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to The Left is Kirkwall Airport (KOI) in Scotland, 57 km (35 miles) away.
  • Third is Lossiemouth Airport (LMO) in U.k, 103 km (64 miles) away.
  • Inverness Airport (INV) in U.k is 122 km (76 miles) away.
  • Stornoway Airport (SYY) in U.k. is the fifth nearest airport to The Left and is 163 km (101 miles) away.
The Left break location map and break info