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Inside Reef (Hikkaduwa) Surf Forecast / West / Sri Lanka

12 Day Weather and Surf, issued 4 am Saturday 28 Jan 2023 +0530
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Inside Reef (Hikkaduwa) surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Inside Reef (Hikkaduwa) sea temperature is 28.0 °C (Statistics for 28 Jan 1981-2005 - mean: 27.8 max: 28.5 min: 27.0 °C)
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Inside Reef (Hikkaduwa) surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Inside Reef (Hikkaduwa) sea temperature is 28.0 °C (Statistics for 28 Jan 1981-2005 - mean: 27.8 max: 28.5 min: 27.0 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update Continuing clean conditions at Inside Reef (Hikkaduwa) (calm at Galle 19 km from Inside Reef (Hikkaduwa)).

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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for Inside Reef (Hikkaduwa) this week:

The surf forecast for Inside Reef (Hikkaduwa) over the next 12 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Saturday (Jan 28) at 8AM. The primary swell is predicted to be 0.8m and 12s period with a secondary swell of 0.5m and 6s. The wind is predicted to be cross-shore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Inside Reef (Hikkaduwa) in the next 12 days are 0.7m 16s and forecast to arrive on Friday (Feb 03) at 5AM. Winds are predicted to be glassy at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 0.9m 6s period and expected on Wednesday (Feb 01) at 5AM.

Wave TypeTime (+0530) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+) 8AM (Sat 28th Jan)2.5ft (0.8m) 12s
Best Surf11AM (Thu 2nd Feb)2ft (0.6m) 18s
Most Powerful 5AM (Fri 3rd Feb)2.5ft (0.7m) 16s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for Inside Reef (Hikkaduwa) over the next 12 days.

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Saturday
28
Sunday
29
Monday
30
Tuesday
31
Wednesday
01
Thursday
02
Friday
03
Saturday
04
Sunday
05
Monday
06
Tuesday
07
Wednesday
08
AMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNight
Rating
(10 max)
102211001000001332212212102122201001
Swell
Height Map
T maldives.htsgw.metric.15.cc23
T maldives.htsgw.metric.39.cc23
T maldives.htsgw.metric.63.cc23
T maldives.htsgw.metric.87.cc23
T maldives.htsgw.metric.111.cc23
T maldives.htsgw.metric.135.cc23
T maldives.htsgw.metric.159.cc23
T maldives.htsgw.metric.183.cc23
T maldives.htsgw.metric.207.cc23
T maldives.htsgw.metric.231.cc23
T maldives.htsgw.metric.255.cc23
T maldives.htsgw.metric.279.cc23
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
0.8
SSW
0.7
SSW
0.7
SSW
0.7
SSW
0.6
SSW
0.6
SSW
0.5
SSW
0.5
SSW
0.4
SW
0.4
SW
1.5
NW
1.3
NW
0.4
SSE
1.2
SW
1.3
SW
0.6
SSW
0.6
SSW
0.6
SSW
0.6
SSW
0.5
SW
0.6
SW
0.6
SW
0.5
SW
0.6
SW
0.5
SW
0.5
SW
0.6
SSW
0.6
SSW
0.7
SW
0.8
SW
0.8
SW
0.6
SSW
0.6
SSW
0.6
SSW
0.6
SW
0.5
WSW
Period(s) (?)121212111111111116146696718181616151514131313121212121211111110109
Wave
Graph
(?)Metric surfscale
Energy (?)16712712111398976868666313313035102156209207173171107171164881098272103961471581458179698249
Wind
(km/h)
15
WNW
20
NW
15
N
5
W
10
W
5
NE
10
WNW
20
NW
10
N
30
NW
30
NW
20
NNW
25
NNW
25
NW
15
SSW
10
NNE
5
WNW
5
SE
5
SSW
10
WNW
5
E
10
WNW
5
W
10
ESE
10
W
10
W
5
NW
5
W
5
W
5
NE
5
W
5
NW
5
SW
10
WSW
15
W
10
NW
Wind State (?)
onshore
cross-onshore
cross-shore
cross-offshore
offshore
glassy
cross-
on
crosscross-
off
cross-
on
onglasscross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
off
cross-
on
crosscrosscrosscrosscross-
on
cross-
off
glassglasscross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
off
cross-
on
glasscross-
off
oncross-
on
glasscross-
on
cross-
on
glassoncrossglassoncross-
on
cross-
on
High Tide
/ height (m)
6:42PM
0.52
5:58AM
0.45
7:37PM
0.47
6:18AM
0.38
9:14PM
0.43
11:33PM
0.44
12:21PM
0.30
12:42AM
0.48
1:16PM
0.35
1:23AM
0.52
1:49PM
0.40
1:55AM
0.57
2:17PM
0.44
2:23AM
0.61
2:44PM
0.49
2:48AM
0.64
3:10PM
0.53
3:12AM
0.67
3:35PM
0.57
3:36AM
0.67
4:01PM
0.59
3:58AM
0.67
Low Tide
/ height (m)
11:54AM
0.11
12:23AM
0.28
12:24PM
0.15
1:24AM
0.32
1:00PM
0.20
2:27PM
0.24
7:32AM
0.23
5:48PM
0.23
7:51AM
0.18
6:51PM
0.18
8:11AM
0.13
7:29PM
0.14
8:30AM
0.09
7:59PM
0.11
8:50AM
0.06
8:26PM
0.09
9:09AM
0.04
8:53PM
0.08
9:30AM
0.03
9:19PM
0.08
9:51AM
0.02
9:47PM
0.09

Note: the tide data above is for Hikkaduwa (A-Frame) which is 4 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for Inside Reef (Hikkaduwa).New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph
Offshore winds at Inside Reef (Hikkaduwa) blow from the ENE

Saturday
28
Sunday
29
Monday
30
Tuesday
31
Wednesday
01
Thursday
02
Friday
03
Saturday
04
Sunday
05
Monday
06
Tuesday
07
Wednesday
08
AMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNight
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Rain (mm)
--------1-24471711-----11-11--1--2--3
Temp. °C262625262625252625272625252524252626272726262625272726272725272725272726
Low °C242622232523242623252524242424242625252624252624252625252624252625262625
Feels °C (?)282727292829272727262526252524282930302930282830302930313029302929302929
Sunrise6:26--6:26--6:26--6:26--6:26--6:26--6:26--6:26--6:26--6:26--6:26--6:26--
Sunset-6:16--6:17--6:17--6:17--6:17--6:19--6:19--6:19--6:19--6:20--6:20--6:20-

Short Range Forecast: Some drizzle, heaviest during Mon night. Warm (max 26°C on Sat morning, min 22°C on Sat night). Wind will be generally light.

Days 3-6 Weather Summary Heavy rain (total 36mm), heaviest during Wed night. Warm (max 27°C on Tue morning, min 24°C on Tue night). Winds decreasing (fresh winds from the NW on Tue afternoon, calm by Thu night).

Days 6-9 Weather Summary Light rain (total 4mm), mostly falling on Sat afternoon. Warm (max 27°C on Fri morning, min 24°C on Fri night). Wind will be generally light.

Long Range Forecast: Light rain (total 6mm), mostly falling on Mon night. Warm (max 27°C on Mon morning, min 24°C on Mon night). Wind will be generally light.

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Information about the Inside Reef (Hikkaduwa) Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for Inside Reef (Hikkaduwa) provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 12 days. A general guide to surfing at Inside Reef (Hikkaduwa) can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our Inside Reef (Hikkaduwa) 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 (Inside Reef (Hikkaduwa)) 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 Inside Reef (Hikkaduwa) 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.

Inside Reef (Hikkaduwa) is 9 km (6 miles) from the city of Ambalangoda. If you plan a holiday in West Sri Lanka, look for hotels and other accommodation in Ambalangoda. Ambalangoda has rooms for a wide range of budgets as well as car hire and transport links.