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Balapitiya ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.8

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Balapitiya Spot ID

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Type: reef

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell SW | Wind ENE

Sea Temperature Today is: 28.0 °C

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Saturday, 23 February 2019, 04:37 Local time
Saturday 23
Wave (m) 0.9
Period (s) 14 14 14 14
Wind (km/h) 0
SE 5
N 5
Wind State glass glass glass cross-

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Balapitiya in SW is an exposed reef break that has quite reliable surf. Summer offers the optimum conditions for surfing. Works best in offshore winds from the east northeast. Groundswells and windswells are equally likely and the best swell direction is from the southwest. The left reef break is best, but there is a right reef too.. Even when there are waves, it's not likley to be crowded. Take care of coral.

Sri Lanka wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Bentota, 3 km from Balapitiya.

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Balapitiya Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Colombo-Ratmalana Airport, 43 km from Balapitiya.

light winds from the NNE

Air temperature
25.0 °C

Current weather near Balapitiya

Overall Balapitiya Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in February

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  • The nearest passenger airport to Balapitiya is Colombo Ratmalana Airport (RML) in Sri Lanka, which is 44 km (27 miles) away (directly).
  • The second closest airport to Balapitiya is Bandaranaike International (Colombo) Airport (CMB), also in Sri Lanka, 83 km (52 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Balapitiya, West. Use the tab navigation above to view Balapitiya sea temperature, Balapitiya photographs, Balapitiya detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Balapitiya webcams, current wind from West live weather stations and Balapitiya tide predictions. The Sri Lanka swell maps link will open up the big picture showing Sri Lanka 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 Sri Lanka 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 Balapitiya.