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

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Balapitiya Surf Forecast and Surf Reports

(West Sri Lanka)


Balapitiya Spot ID:

Type: reef

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell SW | Wind ENE

Sea Temperature Today is: 30.6 °C

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Thursday, 2 April 2015, 04:03 Local time

Thursday 02
2:30AM 5:30AM 8:30AM 11:30AM
Wave (m) 0.9
Period (s) 17 16 16 16
Wind (km/h) 15
ESE 10
E 10
E 10
Wind State cross-

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Balapitiya in West Sri Lanka is an exposed reef break that has quite consistent surf. Summer offers the optimum conditions for surfing. Ideal winds are from the east northeast. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the southwest. Unlikely to be too crowded, even when the surf is up. Watch out for coral.

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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.


Air temperature
24.5 °C

Current weather near Balapitiya

Overall Balapitiya Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in April

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Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Balapitiya:

  (click location name for more details)
Closest break Induruwa 3 mi
Second closest break Beruwela 7 mi
Third closest break Kalutara South 9 mi
Fourth closest break North Jetty (Hikkaduwa) 14 mi
Fifth closest break Bennys (Hikkaduwa) 16 mi

Wave buoys nearest to Balapitiya:

Closest wave buoy Nice Buoy 5071 mi
Second closest wave buoy Lion Buoy 5221 mi
Third closest wave buoy East Anglia 3 Buoy 5428 mi
Fourth closest wave buoy Sandettie Buoy 5452 mi
Fifth closest wave buoy East Anglia 1 Buoy 5459 mi

Tide stations nearest to Balapitiya:

Closest tide station Bentota 2 mi
Second closest tide station Ambalangoda 16 mi
Third closest tide station Panadura 20 mi
Fourth closest tide station Moratuwa 25 mi
Fifth closest tide station Galkissa 29 mi

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Ski Resorts closest to Balapitiya:

Closest ski area Auli (India) 1668 mi
Second closest ski area Kufri (India) 1722 mi
Third closest ski area Manali (Himachal Heli-Ski) (India) 1795 mi
Fourth closest ski area Solang Valley Ropeway & Ski Centre (India) 1798 mi
Fifth closest ski area Gulmarg (India) 1942 mi

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Town and city forecasts close to Balapitiya:

Closest city location Bentota (Sri Lanka) 2 mi
Second closest city location Beruwala (Sri Lanka) 2 mi
Third closest city location Kalutara (Sri Lanka) 10 mi
Fourth closest city location Panadura (Sri Lanka) 20 mi
Fifth closest city location Moratuwa (Sri Lanka) 25 mi
  • 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.


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