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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: 25.5 °C

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Tuesday, 17 July 2018, 11:42 Local time
Tuesday 17
Wave (m) 0.9
Period (s) 17 13 13 16
Wind (km/h) 35
WSW 35
WSW 35
WSW 30
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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:

At Yala (0 km).

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Yala Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Mattala Rajapaks, 38 km from Yala.

fresh winds from the WNW.(Wind varies from 260 to 320 degs)

Dry and partly cloudy
Air temperature
31 °C

Current weather near Yala

Overall Yala Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in July

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Tide stations nearest to Yala:

  • 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.
Yala break location map and break info

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.

FEATURE UPDATE: we now show red swell icons for 'open sea' swells that are travelling in an unfavourable direction for the surf break. In places, these swells may still wrap around coastlines and produce smaller waves at some breaks. They are also significant for windsurfers and other water users that tend to venture further off-shore.