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

12 Day Weather and Surf, issued 4 am Friday 28 Jan 2022 IST
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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 28.4 °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 28.4 °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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28.4
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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 Friday (Jan 28) at 5PM. The primary swell is predicted to be 0.6m and 16s period with a secondary swell of 0.4m and 12s. The wind is predicted to be cross-onshore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Inside Reef (Hikkaduwa) in the next 12 days are 0.9m 16s and forecast to arrive on Monday (Jan 31) at 5PM. Winds are predicted to be glassy at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 0.7m 4s period and expected on Tuesday (Feb 01) at 5AM.

Wave TypeTime (IST) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+) 5PM (Fri 28th Jan)2ft (0.6m) 16s
Best Surf11AM (Sat 29th Jan)2.5ft (0.8m) 14s
Most Powerful 5PM (Mon 31st Jan)3ft (0.9m) 16s

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

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Rating
(10 max)
Swell
Height Map
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
Period(s) (?)
Wave
Graph
(?)Metric surfscale
Energy (?)
Wind
(km/h)
Wind State (?)
onshore
cross-onshore
cross-shore
cross-offshore
offshore
glassy
High Tide
/ height (m)
Low Tide
/ height (m)
Summary
Rain (mm)
High °C
Low °C
Chill °C (?)
Sunrise
Sunset
Friday
28
Saturday
29
Sunday
30
Monday
31
Tuesday
01
Wednesday
02
Thursday
03
Friday
04
Saturday
05
Sunday
06
Monday
07
Tuesday
08
AMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNight
222332333333212222100112322323322222
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T maldives.htsgw.metric.42.cc23
T maldives.htsgw.metric.66.cc23
T maldives.htsgw.metric.90.cc23
T maldives.htsgw.metric.114.cc23
T maldives.htsgw.metric.138.cc23
T maldives.htsgw.metric.162.cc23
T maldives.htsgw.metric.186.cc23
T maldives.htsgw.metric.210.cc23
T maldives.htsgw.metric.234.cc23
T maldives.htsgw.metric.258.cc23
T maldives.htsgw.metric.282.cc23
0.5
SW
0.6
SSW
0.4
SSW
0.8
SSW
0.7
SSW
0.6
SSW
0.8
SSW
0.8
SSW
0.9
SSW
0.9
SSW
0.9
SSW
0.8
SSW
0.6
SSW
0.5
SSW
0.7
SSW
0.6
SSW
0.6
SSW
0.6
SSW
0.4
SSW
0.4
SSW
0.4
SW
0.4
SW
0.5
SW
0.6
SSW
0.7
SW
0.5
SSW
0.7
SW
0.9
SW
0.9
SW
0.9
SW
0.9
SW
0.9
SW
0.8
SW
0.7
SW
0.8
SW
0.8
SW
171617141615141413141614141313131313121212161615151614141413131312121212
1481711022532631792392292822864462361639515411411310856554168127146220147189301280257245230181141175172
10
W
10
WNW
5
ENE
5
WSW
5
SW
5
ESE
0
WSW
10
SSW
5
SSE
5
WSW
5
SSW
0
ESE
5
SW
0
WSW
10
ENE
5
WSW
5
SSW
5
ENE
10
W
15
W
10
E
10
SSW
10
W
15
ESE
5
SSW
10
WSW
5
E
5
WSW
10
W
5
ENE
10
W
10
WNW
5
NE
5
WSW
10
W
5
SE
cross-
on
cross-
on
glassononcross-
off
glasscross-
on
glassonglassglassglassglassoffoncross-
on
glassoncross-
on
cross-
off
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
off
glassoncross-
off
ononglasscross-
on
cross-
on
glassglasscross-
on
cross-
off
10:32AM
0.30
12:08AM
0.54
12:32PM
0.35
1:04AM
0.59
1:26PM
0.41
1:45AM
0.63
2:06PM
0.47
2:20AM
0.66
2:42PM
0.52
2:52AM
0.68
3:16PM
0.56
3:22AM
0.67
3:49PM
0.59
3:49AM
0.66
4:22PM
0.59
4:16AM
0.63
4:53PM
0.58
4:41AM
0.59
5:23PM
0.56
5:04AM
0.54
5:55PM
0.53
5:26AM
0.48
6:29PM
0.49
4:23PM
0.21
7:20AM
0.21
6:04PM
0.18
7:51AM
0.16
7:05PM
0.13
8:20AM
0.11
7:52PM
0.09
8:48AM
0.06
8:32PM
0.07
9:16AM
0.03
9:08PM
0.06
9:44AM
0.00
9:42PM
0.07
10:10AM
-0.00
10:14PM
0.09
10:37AM
0.01
10:45PM
0.13
11:02AM
0.03
11:15PM
0.17
11:26AM
0.07
11:47PM
0.22
11:50AM
0.12
12:22AM
0.27

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

Friday
28
Saturday
29
Sunday
30
Monday
31
Tuesday
01
Wednesday
02
Thursday
03
Friday
04
Saturday
05
Sunday
06
Monday
07
Tuesday
08
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6:26--6:26--6:26--6:26--6:26--6:26--6:26--6:26--6:26--6:26--6:26--6:26--
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Short Range Forecast: Some drizzle, heaviest during Sun night. Warm (max 28°C on Fri morning, min 24°C on Fri night). Wind will be generally light.

Days 3-6 Weather Summary Light rain (total 3mm), mostly falling on Tue afternoon. Warm (max 28°C on Mon morning, min 24°C on Tue night). Wind will be generally light.

Days 6-9 Weather Summary Mostly dry. Warm (max 28°C on Thu afternoon, min 22°C on Fri night). Wind will be generally light.

Long Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Warm (max 28°C on Mon afternoon, min 23°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.