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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 Still cross-shore at Arugam Bay (light winds from the WSW at Mattala Rajapaks 100 km from Arugam Bay). 1.0m 15 s period swell from SSW with an additional 0.5m 8 s period swell from SE , plus 1.7m 6 s period wind swell from SSW
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Arugam Bay Surf Forecast / East / Sri Lanka

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 10 pm Sunday 24 Sep 2017 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 28.6 °C (Statistics for 24 Sep 1981-2005 - mean: 28.3 max: 28.7 min: 27.6 °C)

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Swell
Height Map See all maps
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)

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Period(s) (?)141461367777667101061010111110101010
Surfscale.metric
Wave
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Energy(?)400341419249209482383343486273263424270265369263279302366296304298304
Wind
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25 SW25
20 SSW20
25 SSW25
25 SW25
25 SSW25
30 SSW30
25 SW25
25 SW25
25 SW25
25 SW25
20 SW20
25 SW25
25 SW25
15 SSW15
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20 SW20
10 SSW10
20 S20
15 SW15
20 SW20
25 SSW25
15 SW15
15 SW15
Wind State(?)crosscross-
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High Tide
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4:14AM
0.18





3:52AM
0.18


3:26AM
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2:47AM
0.19
1:32PM
0.13

2:36AM
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2:44AM
0.20

Low Tide
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9:52PM
0.09
10:59AM
0.07


11:12AM
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11:22AM
0.08


11:03AM
0.10



7:23PM
0.07

9:02AM
0.10
7:41PM
0.05

8:49AM
0.09
7:58PM
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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High °C
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Low °C
2728302628302729312729322729322729312729312828
Chill °C (?)
2932322832312832322833332933333032322932332928
Sunrise
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Sunset
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Short Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Very warm air temperatures (max 33°C on Thu morning, min 26°C on Mon night). Mainly fresh winds.Long Range Forecast:Light rain (total 2mm), mostly falling on Sat night. Very warm air temperatures (max 33°C on Thu afternoon, min 27°C on Thu 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.