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Inside Reef (Hikkaduwa) ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.5
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Crowds: 2.5

Overall: 3.8

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Inside Reef (Hikkaduwa) Surf Guide

Inside Reef (Hikkaduwa) in SW is an exposed reef break that has reasonably consistent surf, although summer tends to be mostly flat. Offshore winds blow from the east northeast. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the southwest. The left hand reef break is better than the right.. It's sometimes crowded here. Take care of rocks and coral.

Inside Reef (Hikkaduwa) Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReefIcon  s43.8
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
30.1°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Inside Reef (Hikkaduwa):

The best conditions reported for surf at Inside Reef (Hikkaduwa) occur when a Southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the East-northeast.

Surf Forecasts:

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

marchBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Inside Reef (Hikkaduwa) with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of March. Clean surfable waves are typically found 69% of the time in March while 28% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 3% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
69%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
28%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
3%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Inside Reef (Hikkaduwa) Location Map

Interactive Inside Reef (Hikkaduwa) 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 Inside Reef (Hikkaduwa) is Colombo Ratmalana Airport (RML) in Sri Lanka, which is 78 km (48 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Inside Reef (Hikkaduwa) is Bandaranaike International (Colombo) Airport (CMB), also in Sri Lanka, 116 km (72 miles) away.

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Inside Reef (Hikkaduwa) Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Thursday, 15 April 2021, 20:56 Local Time
ThuFri
8:30PM11:30PM2:30AM5:30AM
Wave (m) 1.0
SSW
0.9
SSW
0.9
SSW
0.9
SSW
Period (s) 14 14 13 13
Wind (km/h) 10
SW 5
SW 5
WSW 5
WSW
Wind State on cross-
on
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Swell History at Inside Reef (Hikkaduwa)

Surf stats for Inside Reef (Hikkaduwa), see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at Inside Reef (Hikkaduwa)

Wind stats for Inside Reef (Hikkaduwa), see the variation in direction and stength by month or season on the history page here.

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