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Elephant Rock Surf Guide

Elephant Rock in East Sri Lanka is a quite exposed point break that has pretty consitent surf Ideal winds are from the northwest and there is no shelter here from cross shore breezes. Groundswells and windswells are equally likely and the ideal swell direction is from the east southeast. No point break here. Good surf at all stages of the tide. An uncrowded break, even when it is working.

Elephant Rock Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
30.6°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Elephant Rock:

The best conditions reported for surf at Elephant Rock occur when a East-southeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Northwest.

Surf Forecasts:

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

decemberBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Elephant Rock with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of December. Clean surfable waves are typically found 7% of the time in December while 17% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 76% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

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Interactive Elephant Rock 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 nearest passenger airport to Elephant Rock is Amparai (Galoya) Airport (GOY) in Sri Lanka, which is 63 km (39 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Elephant Rock is China Bay (Trinciomalee) Airport (TRR), also in Sri Lanka, 205 km (127 miles) away.

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Elephant Rock Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Monday, 17 May 2021, 04:09 Local Time
Monday 17
Wave (m) 0.9
Period (s) 17 17 17 12
Wind (km/h) 0
W 5
Wind State glass cross-
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Swell History at Elephant Rock

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

Wind History at Elephant Rock

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

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