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Valley Left Surf Guide

Valley Left in Mayo and Achill Island is a very sheltered point break. Summer in particular tends to be flat. Offshore winds blow from the south with some shelter here from west winds. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the west northwest. No point break here. The location means that it never gets crowded. Watch out for dangerous rips.

Valley Left Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon point  redPointIcon  s0
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
rarely breaks
8.4°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Valley Left:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

januaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Valley Left with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of January. Clean surfable waves are typically found 18% of the time in January while 29% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 53% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
18%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
29%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
53%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Valley Left Location Map

Interactive Valley 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.

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.
Valley Left Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Thursday, 25 February 2021, 05:57 Local Time
WedThursday 25
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Wave (m) -
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Period (s) - - - -
Wind (km/h) 35
WSW 35
WSW 35
W 35
W
Wind State cross-
off
cross-
off
cross cross

Swell History at Valley Left

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

Wind History at Valley Left

Wind stats for Valley 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 Valley Left. Click below to view there surf guides.

    • Icon beach  redBeach
    • Icon  s43.6
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    5km away
    • Icon beach  red-
    • Icon  s44.3
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    10km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach
    • Icon  s43.6
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    12km away
    • Icon beach  red-
    • Icon  s43.6
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    12km away
    • Icon pointPoint
    Reliability: inconsistent
    18km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To Valley Left: