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Arugam Bay ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.3
Consistency of Surf: 2.7
Difficulty Level: 2.9
Wind and Kite Surfing: 3.8
Crowds: 2.3

Overall: 3.1

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  1. weather stationWind Update Light wind has turned cross-on at Arugam Bay (light winds from the SSW at Mattala Rajapaks 100 km from Arugam Bay). 0.6m 14 s period swell from SSW with an additional 0.5m 8 s period swell from SSE , plus 0.8m 4 s period wind swell from SSW
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Arugam Bay Surf Forecast / East / Sri Lanka

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 10 am Tuesday 20 Nov 2018 IST

Arugam Bay surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.

Today's Arugam Bay sea temperature is 28.4 °C (Statistics for 20 Nov 1981-2005 - mean: 28.6 max: 29.3 min: 27.9 °C)

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Swell
Height Map See all maps
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
0.5
SSW
0.5
SSW
0.5
SSW
0.6
SSW
0.6
SSW
0.6
SSW
0.6
S
0.5
SSW
0.4
SSW
0.4
SSW
0.4
SSW
0.7
S
0.8
S
0.8
S
0.6
SSE
0.7
S
0.4
SSW
0.4
SSW
0.4
SSW
0.5
SSW
0.4
SSW
0.4
SSW
0.4
SSW
Period(s) (?)141416151414111313121212111110916151414131313
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
(?)
Energy(?)1111041421811651491029663615713014914180871008980108706462
Wind
(km/h)
20
SSW
20
SSW
10
SW
10
SSE
10
SSE
5
SSE
10
SE
10
SE
0
ESE
5
E
5
ESE
5
N
10
NNE
10
NE
10
NNW
15
N
20
NNE
15
N
15
NNE
15
NNE
15
NNW
15
N
15
NNE
Wind State(?)cross-
on
cross-
on
crossononglasscross-
on
onglasscrosscross-
on
offcross-
off
cross-
off
offcross-
off
cross-
off
offcross-
off
cross-
off
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off
cross-
off
High Tide
/ height (m)

3:05PM
0.16
2:13AM
0.22

3:36PM
0.16
2:32AM
0.22

4:10PM
0.17
2:51AM
0.21

4:44PM
0.17
3:09AM
0.21

5:23PM
0.16
3:19AM
0.19

6:12PM
0.16
3:15AM
0.18

7:56PM
0.15
2:31AM
0.17


Low Tide
/ height (m)
8:51AM
0.02
8:05PM
0.09

9:11AM
0.01

8:33PM
0.09
9:34AM
0.00

8:59PM
0.10
9:59AM
0.00

9:25PM
0.11
10:24AM
0.01

9:47PM
0.13
10:47AM
0.02

10:00PM
0.14
11:05AM
0.03

9:21PM
0.15
11:13AM
0.04

Note: the tide data above is calculated at the surf break location.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph

Offshore winds at Arugam Bay blow from the NNW.
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Summary
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Rain (mm)
----611--4-212--3-1------
High °C
2930272929272929272929272929272928262828262829
Low °C
2728252728262728262728252628252627252627242627
Chill °C (?)
2930272929272929272929272929272928262828262829
Sunrise
5:54--5:54--5:54--5:54--5:54--5:56--5:56--5:56-
Sunset
-5:42--5:42--5:42--5:42--5:42--5:42--5:43--5:43
Short Range Forecast: Heavy rain (total 33mm), heaviest during Wed night. Very warm air temperatures (max 30°C on Tue afternoon, min 25°C on Tue night). Wind will be generally light.Long Range Forecast:Light rain (total 6mm), mostly falling on Sat night. Warm air temperatures (max 29°C on Sat morning, min 24°C on Mon night). Wind will be generally light.

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Information about the Arugam Bay Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for Arugam Bay provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 7 days. A general guide to surfing at Arugam Bay can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our Arugam Bay surf forecast is unique since it includes wave energy (power) that defines the real feel of the surf rather than just the height or the period. If you surf the same spot (Arugam Bay) regularly then make a mental note of the wave energy from the surf forecast table each time you go. Very soon you may start to choose your surf days based on the wave energy alone combined with our forecast of favourable offshore wind conditions. Our star ratings will help here and of course you will also find the usual wave height and period predictions on our surf forecasts as well as a full break down of the swell components under our advanced users option (to reveal that, click the little Einstein character under the tide times).

Further information to help with frequently asked questions about our surf forecast for Arugam Bay may be found under the help tab on the top menu and also by moving your mouse over the question marks on the surf forecast table itself. Please always bear in mind that the forecast is for near-shore open water and local factors at each surf break influence the actual breaking wave height, such as the beach / reef profile, water depths offshore and shelter.

Are you planning a holiday in East Sri Lanka? If you are looking for accommodation near Arugam Bay, camping, hotels and holiday cottages in East Sri Lanka, consider staying in Ampara which is 53 km (33 miles) away. Other places in and around East Sri Lanka where you can find information about places to rent, and car hire include Kalmunai which is 64 km (40 miles) away, Badulla and Batticaloa.