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Koggala Beach ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.2

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Koggala Beach Surf Guide

Kogalla in SW is an exposed reef and point break that only works once in a while. Summer offers the best conditions for surfing. Ideal winds are from the north northeast. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the ideal swell angle is from the southwest. Both left and right reef breaks. Sometimes crowded. Submerged rocks are a hazard.

Koggala Beach Spot Info

Type:Rating:
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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
inconsistent
30.3°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Koggala Beach:

The best conditions reported for surf at Koggala Beach 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 Koggala Beach (for consistent clean waves)?

januaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Koggala Beach with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of January. Clean surfable waves are typically found 62% of the time in January while 31% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 7% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
62%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
31%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
7%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Koggala Beach Location Map

Interactive Koggala Beach 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 Kogalla is Colombo Ratmalana Airport (RML) in Sri Lanka, which is 104 km (65 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Kogalla is Bandaranaike International (Colombo) Airport (CMB), also in Sri Lanka, 141 km (88 miles) away.

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Koggala Beach Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Friday, 14 May 2021, 15:30 Local Time
Friday 14
2:30PM5:30PM8:30PM11:30PM
Wave (m) 0.8
SSW
0.8
SSW
1.0
SSW
1.9
W
Period (s) 17 17 16 11
Wind (km/h) 25
NW 25
NW 20
NW 20
NW
Wind State cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off

Swell History at Koggala Beach

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

Wind History at Koggala Beach

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

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