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Main Reef (Hikkaduwa) ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 4.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 2.0

Overall: 3.5

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Main Reef (Hikkaduwa) Surf Guide

Main Reef (Hikkaduwa) in SW is an exposed reef break that has consistent surf, although summer tends to be mostly flat. Offshore winds blow from the east northeast. Groundswells more frequent than windswells and the best swell direction is from the southwest. A choice of left and right reefs. Likely to be crowded if working. Watch out for coral,rocks,crowds.

Main Reef (Hikkaduwa) Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReefIcon  s33.5
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
consistent
29.8°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Main Reef (Hikkaduwa):

The best conditions reported for surf at Main 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 Main Reef (Hikkaduwa) (for consistent clean waves)?

marchBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Main 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).

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Main Reef (Hikkaduwa) Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Thursday, 22 April 2021, 19:57 Local Time
ThuFri
8:30PM11:30PM2:30AM5:30AM
Wave (m) 1.0
SW
1.0
SW
1.0
SW
1.0
SW
Period (s) 14 14 14 14
Wind (km/h) 15
WSW 15
WSW 15
WSW 15
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Swell History at Main Reef (Hikkaduwa)

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

Wind History at Main Reef (Hikkaduwa)

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

Main Reef (Hikkaduwa) Reviews:

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Ratings
Based on 2 votes.
  • Overall:Icon  s33.5
  • Quality on a good day:Icon  s44.0
  • Consistency of Surf:Icon  s44.0
  • Difficulty Level:Icon  s33.0
  • Wind and Kite Surfing:Icon  s11.0
  • Crowds:Icon  s22.0
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Review
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Ahroho from Australia
“Good day 3/5, Difficulty 3/5, Crowd 5/5, Access 4/5”

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