Drone shot of people paddleboarding on the sea

West Mayo

Weather & Tides Mayo, Louisburgh is Westport’s secret west, where all the beautiful beaches are, with stunning and extraordinary scenery, boosting spectacular views of Croagh Patrick. Old Head Beach and pier is a very safe and idyllic location for Stand Up Paddle Boarding and Kayaking and is known locally as a family beach, safe for swimming, pier jumping, walks in the woods. Whether you’re new to Paddle Boarding and Kayaking or not, you will make wonderful memories in our beautiful surroundings.

Light Rain
8:29 am4:21 pm GMT
Feels like: 2°C
Wind: 16km/h SE
Humidity: 90%
Pressure: 1014.9mbar
UV index: 0


Paddle water sports lIke calm weather – wind is our enemy. In general terms anything over 12-14 knots is too windy for an adult and you will struggle to paddle against it. Children’s max would be 7-9 Knots. However throughout the day there are what we call windows of opportunity where the wind dies and we can hit the water for some fun. Rain has no affect as we get wet anyway! Actually sometimes rain calms the wind down and makes for a perfect paddle.

With this in mind we ask you to contact us and we can tell you the very best times to hit the water.

Best times to hit the water - 9am Calm, 11am Wind starting to strenghten, 1pm - 3pm Windier, 5pm Wind weakens, 7pm Calm still water

Tide Times

Here at Summer Stand up paddle and kayak tides dont affect us. With the changing tide it opens up new areas to explore. However, lots of people love to have a pier jump nearby after their adventure with us and you do need a high tide for this!

29 November 2022

Time Type Height
02:49 low 1.5m
09:10 high 4.13m
15:39 low 1.16m
22:02 high 3.64m

30 November 2022

Time Type Height
03:54 low 1.73m
10:14 high 3.94m
16:53 low 1.28m
23:19 high 3.52m

01 December 2022

Time Type Height
05:12 low 1.86m
11:27 high 3.81m
18:11 low 1.31m

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Best Time to Hit the Water

Our lesson times are 9am, 11am, 1pm, 3pm, 5pm, 7pm and all session start at one of these times including rentals. However with this in mind to get the best session – mornings and evenings have a higher chance of very calm waters. The middle of the day is generally the windiest part of the day.