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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 Spot ID

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Type: point

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell NW | Wind S

Sea Temperature Today is: 12.7 °C

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Sunday, 20 October 2019, 06:54 Local time
Sunday 20
Wave (m) 2.5
Period (s) 9 9 8 8
Wind (km/h) 35
N 35
N 30
N 25
Wind State on on on on

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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.

United Kingdom wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

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, 38 km from The Left.

strong winds from the N

no report
Air temperature
7.5 °C

Current weather near The Left

Buoy Data:

At EMEC Waverider at Billia Croo wave power test site, 28 miles from The Left.

  1AM 2AM 3AM 4AM
Data Age 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr
Wave height (m) 2.0
Dominant period (s) 7.7 10.5 10.0 7.7

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Overall The Left Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in October


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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Town and city forecasts close to The Left:

  • Closest city location
    84 mi
  • Second closest city location
    116 mi
  • Third closest city location
    150 mi
  • Fourth closest city location
    154 mi
  • Fifth closest city location
    168 mi


  • 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

This is the Surf-Forecast page for The Left, Scot - North Coast. 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.