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Matara ratings
Quality on a good day: 1.8
Consistency of Surf: 1.2
Difficulty Level: 3.5
Wind and Kite Surfing: 5.0
Crowds: 2.2

Overall: 2.2

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Matara Spot ID

Firdows, Matara photo


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Type: beach and reef

Reliability: inconsistent

Best: Swell SW | Wind NNW

Sea Temperature Today is: 28.0 °C

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Wednesday, 19 September 2018, 15:20 Local time
Wednesday 19
Wave (m) 0.7
Period (s) 14 14 13 9
Wind (km/h) 25
W 20
W 15
W 20
Wind State cross-

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Matara in SW is an exposed reef break that has unreliable waves. Summer in particular tends to be flat. Offshore winds blow from the north northwest. Groundswells are more common than windswells and the ideal swell angle is from the southwest. A left hand reef break. When it's working here, it can get crowded. Beware of rocks and pollution.

Sri Lanka wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Matara, 4 km from Matara.

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Matara Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At SHIP7363, 27 km from Matara.

moderate winds from the W

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Air temperature
31.8 °C

Current weather near Matara

Overall Matara Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in September

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Town and city forecasts close to Matara:

  • Closest city location
    2 mi
  • Second closest city location
    24 mi
  • Third closest city location
    52 mi
  • Fourth closest city location
    53 mi
  • Fifth closest city location
    55 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to Matara is Colombo Ratmalana Airport (RML) in Sri Lanka, which is 122 km (76 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Matara is Bandaranaike International (Colombo) Airport (CMB), also in Sri Lanka, 156 km (97 miles) away.
  • The third closest airport is Amparai (Galoya) Airport (GOY), also in Sri Lanka, 197 km (122 miles) away.
Matara break location map and break info

This is the Surf-Forecast page for Matara, West. Use the tab navigation above to view Matara sea temperature, Matara photographs, Matara detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Matara webcams, current wind from West live weather stations and Matara 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 Matara.