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Arugam Bay ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.3
Consistency of Surf: 2.7
Difficulty Level: 2.9
Wind and Kite Surfing: 3.8
Crowds: 2.3

Overall: 3.1

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Arugam Bay Surf Forecast / East / Sri Lanka

12 Day Weather and Surf, issued 4 pm Sunday 09 May 2021 IST
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Arugam Bay surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Arugam Bay sea temperature is 30.6 °C (Statistics for 09 May 1981-2005 - mean: 29.5 max: 30.7 min: 28.6 °C)
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Arugam Bay surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Arugam Bay sea temperature is 30.6 °C (Statistics for 09 May 1981-2005 - mean: 29.5 max: 30.7 min: 28.6 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update Continuing clean conditions at Arugam Bay (calm at Mattala Rajapaks 100 km from Arugam Bay).

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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for Arugam Bay this week:

The surf forecast for Arugam Bay over the next 12 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Sunday (May 09) at 11PM. The primary swell is predicted to be 0.8m and 18s period with a secondary swell of 0.9m and 10s. The wind is predicted to be cross-onshore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Arugam Bay in the next 12 days are 1.4m 13s and forecast to arrive on Sunday (May 16) at 2PM. Winds are predicted to be onshore at the time the swell arrives.

Wave TypeTime (IST) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+)11PM (Sun 9th May)2.5ft (0.8m) 18s
Best Surf11PM (Sun 16th May)4.5ft (1.4m) 13s
Most Powerful 2PM (Sun 16th May)4.5ft (1.4m) 13s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for Arugam Bay over the next 12 days.

Updates in  hr  min  s Update imminent
Rating
(10 max)
Swell
Height Map
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
Period(s) (?)
Wave
Graph
(?)Metric surfscale
Energy (?)
Wind
(km/h)
Wind State (?)
onshore
cross-onshore
cross-shore
cross-offshore
offshore
glassy
High Tide
/ height (m)
Low Tide
/ height (m)
Summary
Rain (mm)
High °C
Low °C
Chill °C (?)
Sunrise
Sunset
Sun
09
Monday
10
Tuesday
11
Wednesday
12
Thursday
13
Friday
14
Saturday
15
Sunday
16
Monday
17
Tuesday
18
Wednesday
19
Thursday
20
Fri
21
PMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAM
232221221001002111033243133232000000
T maldives.htsgw.metric.12.cc23
T maldives.htsgw.metric.30.cc23
T maldives.htsgw.metric.54.cc23
T maldives.htsgw.metric.78.cc23
T maldives.htsgw.metric.102.cc23
T maldives.htsgw.metric.126.cc23
T maldives.htsgw.metric.150.cc23
T maldives.htsgw.metric.174.cc23
T maldives.htsgw.metric.198.cc23
T maldives.htsgw.metric.222.cc23
T maldives.htsgw.metric.246.cc23
T maldives.htsgw.metric.270.cc23
T maldives.htsgw.metric.294.cc23
0.7
SSW
0.8
SSW
0.7
SSW
0.9
SSW
0.9
SSW
0.9
SSE
0.8
SSW
0.7
SSW
0.7
SSW
0.7
SSW
0.5
SSW
0.5
SSW
0.7
SSE
0.5
S
0.7
SSW
0.8
SSW
0.9
SSW
0.9
SSW
0.9
SSW
1.3
S
1.3
S
1.4
S
1.4
S
1.3
S
0.9
SSW
1.2
SSE
1.1
SSE
0.8
SSW
0.7
SSW
0.7
SSW
0.7
SSW
0.7
SSW
0.7
SSW
0.7
SSW
0.7
SSW
0.5
SSW
18181616171016161414131381918171615151413131312161212151515151414141413
34040826936242818428422018618310210269188333399432395355646572663640530425432355283221201191186180180175102
10
SE
5
SSW
10
SE
15
SSE
10
SW
10
SSE
15
S
15
SW
15
S
20
SSW
15
SW
15
S
20
SSW
20
SW
10
SSW
15
SSW
15
SW
15
S
20
SSE
15
SW
15
SSE
20
SSE
5
SSW
10
E
15
ENE
5
SSE
10
SE
15
ESE
10
SSW
10
SE
20
SSE
20
SW
20
SSW
30
SSW
25
SW
20
SSW
oncross-
on
ononcrossoncross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
crosscross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
oncross-
on
ononglasscrosscrossoncross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
ononcross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
3:29AM
0.16
2:38PM
0.21
3:54AM
0.16
2:47PM
0.20
4:19AM
0.16
2:56PM
0.20
4:45AM
0.16
3:03PM
0.20
5:13AM
0.16
3:10PM
0.19
5:52AM
0.15
3:14PM
0.19
7:10AM
0.14
3:10PM
0.19
2:47PM
0.18
1:43PM
0.18
1:11PM
0.19
12:26AM
0.09
1:06PM
0.20
1:28AM
0.11
1:17PM
0.22
9:19PM
0.03
8:34AM
0.09
9:31PM
0.02
8:54AM
0.10
9:44PM
0.02
9:11AM
0.11
10:00PM
0.02
9:25AM
0.12
10:17PM
0.02
9:33AM
0.12
10:37PM
0.02
9:29AM
0.13
11:02PM
0.03
8:44AM
0.14
11:35PM
0.04
12:17AM
0.06
2:29AM
0.07
9:36PM 5:10AM
0.09 0.08
8:34PM
0.07
6:08AM
0.08

Note: the tide data above is calculated at the surf break location.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph
Offshore winds at Arugam Bay blow from the NNW

Sun
09
Monday
10
Tuesday
11
Wednesday
12
Thursday
13
Friday
14
Saturday
15
Sunday
16
Monday
17
Tuesday
18
Wednesday
19
Thursday
20
Fri
21
PMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAM
thunderstorm
rain showers
partially cloudy
clear
thunderstorm
partially cloudy
thunderstorm
thunderstorm
clear
thunderstorm
thunderstorm
partially cloudy
thunderstorm
thunderstorm
partially cloudy
thunderstorm
clear
clear
partially cloudy
thunderstorm
partially cloudy
thunderstorm
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
thunderstorm
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
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13--3-21-62-52-3---1-2-----------1--
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292729302628292729292629292628292629302628292728302829302729302729312729
302831312931302832302832302832302832312831302831312930312931312932332933
--5:46--5:46--5:46--5:46--5:46--5:46--5:46--5:45--5:45--5:45--5:45--5:45
6:10--6:10--6:10--6:10--6:10--6:10--6:10--6:12--6:12--6:12--6:12--6:12--

Short Range Forecast: Moderate rain (total 10mm), heaviest on Sun night. Warm (max 32°C on Wed morning, min 26°C on Mon night). Wind will be generally light.

Days 3-6 Weather Summary Moderate rain (total 18mm), heaviest on Wed afternoon. Warm (max 32°C on Thu morning, min 26°C on Wed night). Wind will be generally light.

Days 6-9 Weather Summary Light rain (total 3mm), mostly falling on Sat night. Warm (max 31°C on Sat afternoon, min 26°C on Sat night). Wind will be generally light.

Long Range Forecast: Some drizzle, heaviest during Thu afternoon. Warm (max 33°C on Thu afternoon, min 27°C on Tue night). Wind will be generally light.

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Information about the Arugam Bay Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for Arugam Bay provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 12 days. A general guide to surfing at Arugam Bay can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our Arugam Bay surf forecast is unique since it includes wave energy (power) that defines the real feel of the surf rather than just the height or the period. If you surf the same spot (Arugam Bay) regularly then make a mental note of the wave energy from the surf forecast table each time you go. Very soon you may start to choose your surf days based on the wave energy alone combined with our forecast of favourable offshore wind conditions. Our star ratings will help here and of course you will also find the usual wave height and period predictions on our surf forecasts as well as a full break down of the swell components under our advanced users option (to reveal that, click the little Einstein character under the tide times).

Further information to help with frequently asked questions about our surf forecast for Arugam Bay may be found under the help tab on the top menu and also by moving your mouse over the question marks on the surf forecast table itself. Please always bear in mind that the forecast is for near-shore open water and local factors at each surf break influence the actual breaking wave height, such as the beach / reef profile, water depths offshore and shelter.

Are you planning a holiday in East Sri Lanka? If you are looking for accommodation near Arugam Bay, camping, hotels and holiday cottages in East Sri Lanka, consider staying in Ampara which is 53 km (33 miles) away. Other places in and around East Sri Lanka where you can find information about places to rent, and car hire include Kalmunai which is 64 km (40 miles) away, Badulla and Batticaloa.