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Galle ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.5
Consistency of Surf: 3.5
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Crowds: 2.5
Accommodation: 5.0

Overall: 4.2

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Galle Surf Guide

Galle in SW is an exposed reef/Jetty break that has inconsistent surf. Summer offers the best conditions for surfing. The best wind direction is from the north northeast. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the ideal swell direction is from the southwest. A reef breaks left. Sometimes crowded. Take care to avoid the rocks.

Galle Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
29.9°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Galle:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

februaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Galle with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of February. Clean surfable waves are typically found 63% of the time in February while 32% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 5% 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 Galle 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 Galle is Colombo Ratmalana Airport (RML) in Sri Lanka, which is 96 km (60 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Galle is Bandaranaike International (Colombo) Airport (CMB), also in Sri Lanka, 134 km (83 miles) away.

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Galle Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Tuesday, 20 April 2021, 14:47 Local Time
Tuesday 20
Wave (m) 1.0
Period (s) 13 13 13 12
Wind (km/h) 15
W 15
W 15
W 10
Wind State cross-
cross cross-

Swell History at Galle

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

Wind History at Galle

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

Galle Reviews:

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Based on 2 votes.
  • Overall:Icon  s44.2
  • Quality on a good day:Icon  s54.5
  • Consistency of Surf:Icon  s43.5
  • Difficulty Level:Icon  s44.0
  • Crowds:Icon  s32.5
  • Accommodation:Icon  s55.0
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Impartial reviews submitted by Surf-Forecast users.
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Aslam Lareef from Sri Lanka
“Galle is located in the south coast of Sri Lanka. The spot actually called "Dewata" five minutes drive from Galle towards Matara. It is a Beach Break and the Paradise for the bigginers. Dewata beach located on a bay. Also called as the bay of bonovosta. Breaks are for both sides left and right. Galle is a perfect spot for all year around. June-September waves are
5-10ft with the south west monsoon.”

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