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Galle ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.5
Consistency of Surf: 3.5
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Crowds: 2.5
Accommodation: 5.0

Overall: 4.2

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Galle Spot ID

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Type: reef/Jetty

Reliability: inconsistent

Best: Swell SW | Wind NNE

Sea Temperature Today is: 27.6 °C

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Wednesday, 23 January 2019, 08:10 Local time
Wednesday 23
Wave (m) 0.8
Period (s) 14 14 13 13
Wind (km/h) 5
SSW 10
SSW 10
Wind State off on on cross-

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Galle in SW is an exposed reef/Jetty break that has inconsistent surf. Summer offers the best conditions for surfing. The best wind direction is from the north northeast. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the ideal swell direction is from the southwest. A reef breaks left. Sometimes crowded. Take care to avoid the rocks.

Sri Lanka wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

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For Galle, Sri Lanka, 1 km from Galle.

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Air temperature
23.7 °C

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Overall Galle Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in January

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    1 mi
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    14 mi
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    22 mi
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Town and city forecasts close to Galle:

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    2 mi
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    22 mi
  • Third closest city location
    31 mi
  • Fourth closest city location
    35 mi
  • Fifth closest city location
    42 mi


  • The nearest passenger airport to Galle is Colombo Ratmalana Airport (RML) in Sri Lanka, which is 96 km (60 miles) away (directly).
  • The second closest airport to Galle is Bandaranaike International (Colombo) Airport (CMB), also in Sri Lanka, 134 km (83 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Galle, West. Use the tab navigation above to view Galle sea temperature, Galle photographs, Galle detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Galle webcams, current wind from West live weather stations and Galle 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 Galle.