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Varkala ratings
Quality on a good day: 1.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Crowds: 5.0

Overall: 2.6

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Varkala Spot ID

Varkala Beach September 2017 photo


Photo credit: cristian Ascui

Type: beach

Reliability: inconsistent

Best: Swell SW | Wind ENE

Sea Temperature Today is: 26.4 °C

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Monday, 24 September 2018, 12:40 Local time
Monday 24
Wave (m) 0.7
Period (s) 10 10 10 10
Wind (km/h) 5
N 10
WNW 15
W 15
Wind State cross-

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Varkala in Kerala is an exposed beach break that only works once in a while. Works best in offshore winds from the east northeast. Waves just as likely from local windswells as from distant groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the southwest. The beach breaks offer lefts and rights. Good surf at all stages of the tide. An uncrowded break, even when it is working. Beware of - Rips / undertow - Pollution.

India wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

At Varkkallai (0 km).

IS AT (local time)

Varkala Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Trivandrum International Airport, 40 km from Varkala.


Dry and partly cloudy
Air temperature
32.0 °C

Current weather near Varkala

Overall Varkala Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in September

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  • The nearest passenger airport to Varkala is Thiruvananthapuram International (Trivandrum) Airport (TRV) in India, which is 36 km (22 miles) away (directly).
  • The second closest airport to Varkala is Madurai Airport (IXM), also in India, 196 km (122 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Varkala, Kerala. Use the tab navigation above to view Varkala sea temperature, Varkala photographs, Varkala detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Varkala webcams, current wind from Kerala live weather stations and Varkala tide predictions. The India swell maps link will open up the big picture showing India 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 India 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 Varkala.