Balapitiya Spot ID
Reliability: fairly consistent
Best: Swell SW | Wind ENE
Sea Temperature Today is: 31.3 °C
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.
Overall Balapitiya Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in May
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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.
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.