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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 Forecast / West / Sri Lanka

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 10 pm Tuesday 02 Mar 2021 IST
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Main Reef (Hikkaduwa) surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Main Reef (Hikkaduwa) sea temperature is 29.0 °C (Statistics for 02 Mar 1981-2005 - mean: 28.6 max: 29.8 min: 27.8 °C)
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Main Reef (Hikkaduwa) surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Main Reef (Hikkaduwa) sea temperature is 29.0 °C (Statistics for 02 Mar 1981-2005 - mean: 28.6 max: 29.8 min: 27.8 °C)

Eyeball surf reportRecent Eyeball Surf Reports for West

  1. weather stationWind Update Continuing clean conditions at Main Reef (Hikkaduwa) (light winds from the ENE at Galle 25 km from Main Reef (Hikkaduwa)). 0.9m 13 s period swell from SE with an additional 0.8m 13 s period swell from SSW

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

The surf forecast for Main Reef (Hikkaduwa) over the next 7 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Wednesday (Mar 03) at 5AM. The primary swell is predicted to be 0.8m and 13s period with a secondary swell of 0.8m and 12s. The wind is predicted to be offshore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Main Reef (Hikkaduwa) in the next 7 days are 1.5m 16s and forecast to arrive on Monday (Mar 08) at 2PM. Winds are predicted to be cross-shore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 0.8m 4s period and expected on Wednesday (Mar 03) at 11PM.

Wave TypeTime (IST) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+) 5AM (Wed 3rd Mar)2.5ft (0.8m) 13s
Best Surf 8PM (Mon 8th Mar)5ft (1.5m) 16s
Most Powerful 2PM (Mon 8th Mar)5ft (1.5m) 16s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for Main Reef (Hikkaduwa) over the next 7 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
Wednesday
03
Thursday
04
Friday
05
Saturday
06
Sunday
07
Monday
08
Tuesday
09
NightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAM
23233333333332243444344
T maldives.htsgw.metric.6.cc23
T maldives.htsgw.metric.24.cc23
T maldives.htsgw.metric.48.cc23
T maldives.htsgw.metric.72.cc23
T maldives.htsgw.metric.96.cc23
T maldives.htsgw.metric.120.cc23
T maldives.htsgw.metric.144.cc23
T maldives.htsgw.metric.168.cc23
T maldives.htsgw.metric.180.cc23
0.8
SSW
0.9
SSE
1
SSE
1
SSE
1
SSE
0.9
SSE
0.9
SSE
0.9
SSE
1
SSE
1
SSE
0.9
SSE
0.9
SSE
0.9
SSE
0.8
SSE
0.8
SSE
1
S
1.3
SSW
1.3
SSW
1.5
SSW
1.5
SSW
1.5
SSW
1.4
SSW
1.4
SSW
1214141414141413141413131313121817161514141414
178265394373352331326317395347307235227181175646962905973874862701701
10
NE
10
SW
10
SW
15
E
5
W
10
W
5
ENE
5
W
10
SSW
10
NNE
10
SW
10
W
5
E
10
SW
10
W
5
ESE
10
SSE
10
SE
10
ENE
5
WNW
15
WNW
5
ESE
5
ENE
offcross-
on
cross-
on
offglassonoffglasscross-
on
cross-
off
ononglassoncross-
on
cross-
off
crosscross-
off
offglasscross-
on
glassoff
4:14AM
0.61
4:50PM
0.65
4:39AM
0.56
5:21PM
0.61
5:02AM
0.50
5:56PM
0.55
5:22AM
0.44
6:38PM
0.48
5:27AM
0.37
8:24PM
0.42
1:58PM
0.30
12:17AM
0.45
1:14PM
0.37
1:02AM
0.51
10:22PM
0.07
10:26AM
-0.02
10:53PM
0.11
10:52AM
0.02
11:25PM
0.17
11:17AM
0.07
11:59PM
0.23
11:42AM
0.14
12:47AM
0.30
12:02PM
0.21
9:05AM
0.28
4:11PM
0.29
7:25AM
0.22
6:36PM
0.24

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

Wednesday
03
Thursday
04
Friday
05
Saturday
06
Sunday
07
Monday
08
Tuesday
09
NightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAM
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
clear
thunderstorm
thunderstorm
clear
thunderstorm
thunderstorm
clear
thunderstorm
thunderstorm
clear
clearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearsome cloudsclearclearclearclearrisk thund- derrisk thund- derclearrisk thund- derrisk thund- derclearrisk thund- derrisk thund- derclear
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2325272426282425282526282626282627292526282625
2727272729282728282728282728282730302829282825
-6:20--6:20--6:20--6:20--6:18--6:18--6:18--6:18
--6:22--6:22--6:21--6:21--6:21--6:21--6:21--

Short Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Warm air temperatures (max 29°C on Thu morning, min 23°C on Tue night). Wind will be generally light.

Long Range Forecast: Moderate rain (total 14mm), heaviest on Mon afternoon. Very warm air temperatures (max 30°C on Mon morning, min 25°C on Mon night). Wind will be generally light.

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Information about the Main Reef (Hikkaduwa) Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for Main Reef (Hikkaduwa) provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 7 days. A general guide to surfing at Main Reef (Hikkaduwa) can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our Main 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 (Main 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 Main 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.

Main Reef (Hikkaduwa) is 4 km (2 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.