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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:
Icon pointPointIcon  s33.0
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
10.4°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:

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

februaryBest Season: autumn
The best time of year for surfing The Left with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Autumn and most often the month of February. Clean surfable waves are typically found 43% of the time in February while 47% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 10% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
43%
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
10%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore The Left Location Map

Interactive The 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 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.

Icon breakBreak
Icon legend buoysLive Wave Height (m)
Icon legend windLive Wind Speed (km/h)
Please note that some surf spot locations are approximate to protect their exact location while others are not shown at close zoom level.
The Left Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Friday, 25 June 2021, 02:08 Local Time
Friday 25
4AM7AM10AM1PM
Wave (m) 2.3
N
2.3
N
2.2
N
2.0
N
Period (s) 7 7 8 7
Wind (km/h)
35
35
35
40
Wind State on on on on

Swell History at The Left

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

Wind History at The Left

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

Other Nearby Breaks Closest To:

Discover surf breaks near The Left. Click below to view there surf guides.

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    • Icon  s33.2
    Reliability: fairly consistent
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    • Icon  s33.0
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    0km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s33.3
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    1km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s11.3
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    7km away
    • Icon beachBeach
    • Icon  s33.2
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    8km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To The Left: