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

Overall: 2.8

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Dondra Surf Guide

Dondra in SW is an exposed reef break that only works once in a while. Summer in particular tends to be flat. The best wind direction is from the north northwest. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the southwest. A reef breaks right. A fairly popluar wave that can sometimes get crowded Take care of the strong rips here.

Dondra Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReefIcon  s32.8
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
inconsistent
28.6°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Dondra:

The best conditions reported for surf at Dondra occur when a Southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the North-northwest.

Surf Forecasts:

What's the best time of year to surf Dondra (for consistent clean waves)?

novemberBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Dondra with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of November. Clean surfable waves are typically found 52% of the time in November while 37% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 11% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
52%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
37%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
11%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Dondra Location Map

Interactive Dondra surf break location map. View information about nearby surf breaks, their wave consistency and rating compared to other spots in the region. Current swell conditions from local buoys are shown along with live wind speed and direction from nearby weather stations. Click icons on the map for more detail. The closest passenger airport to Dondra is Colombo Ratmalana Airport (RML) in Sri Lanka, which is 127 km (79 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Dondra is Bandaranaike International (Colombo) Airport (CMB), also in Sri Lanka, 161 km (100 miles) away.

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Dondra Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Friday, 26 February 2021, 22:12 Local Time
FriSat
8:30PM11:30PM2:30AM5:30AM
Wave (m) 0.6
SSW
0.6
SSW
0.6
SSW
0.5
SSW
Period (s) 14 14 14 14
Wind (km/h) 5
W 0
N 5
NNW 5
NW
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Swell History at Dondra

Surf stats for Dondra, see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at Dondra

Wind stats for Dondra, see the variation in direction and stength by month or season on the history page here.

Other Nearby Breaks Closest To:

Discover surf breaks near Dondra. Click below to view there surf guides.

    • Icon beachBeach and reef
    • Icon  s22.2
    Reliability: inconsistent
    4km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    16km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s43.6
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    17km away
    • Icon beachBeach and reef
    • Icon  s33.1
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    20km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    23km away

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