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Yala ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 2.7

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Yala Spot ID

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Type: beach

Reliability: inconsistent

Best: Swell S | Wind NNW

Sea Temperature Today is: 30.1 °C

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Thursday, 19 April 2018, 17:33 Local time
Thursday 19
Wave (m) 1.0
Period (s) 14 14 14 13
Wind (km/h) 15
SE 15
SSE 10
SSW 10
Wind State on on cross-

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Yala in SE is an exposed beach break that has inconsistent surf. Summer in particular tends to be flat. Ideal winds are from the north northwest. Clean groundswells prevail and the best swell direction is from the south. The beach breaks offer lefts and rights. It very rarely gets crowded here. Take care of rips and isolation.

Sri Lanka wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

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Yala Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Mattala Rajapaks, 38 km from Yala.

light winds from the S.(Wind varies from 130 to 220 degs)

Air temperature
30 °C

Current weather near Yala

Overall Yala Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in April

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  • Closest tide station
    51 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    70 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    76 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    80 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    89 mi
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Town and city forecasts close to Yala:


  • The nearest passenger airport to Yala is Amparai (Galoya) Airport (GOY) in Sri Lanka, which is 116 km (72 miles) away (directly).
  • The second closest airport to Yala is Colombo Ratmalana Airport (RML), also in Sri Lanka, 185 km (115 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Yala, East. Use the tab navigation above to view Yala sea temperature, Yala photographs, Yala detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Yala webcams, current wind from East live weather stations and Yala 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 Yala.