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

12 Day Weather and Surf, issued 10 am Friday 09 Dec 2022 +0530
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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 28.9 °C (Statistics for 09 Dec 1981-2005 - mean: 28.1 max: 29.1 min: 27.3 °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 28.9 °C (Statistics for 09 Dec 1981-2005 - mean: 28.1 max: 29.1 min: 27.3 °C)

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

The surf forecast for Main Reef (Hikkaduwa) over the next 12 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Friday (Dec 09) at 11PM. The primary swell is predicted to be 1.6m and 7s period with a secondary swell of 1.5m and 7s. Another secondary swell of 0.5m and 14s is also forecast. The wind is predicted to be onshore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Main Reef (Hikkaduwa) in the next 12 days are 1.9m 7s and forecast to arrive on Saturday (Dec 10) at 8AM. Winds are predicted to be onshore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 0.4m 6s period and expected on Friday (Dec 16) at 11AM.

Wave TypeTime (+0530) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+)11PM (Fri 9th Dec)5ft (1.6m) 7s
Best Surf 2AM (Mon 12th Dec)3.5ft (1.1m) 7s
Most Powerful 8AM (Sat 10th Dec)6ft (1.9m) 7s

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

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Friday
09
Saturday
10
Sunday
11
Monday
12
Tuesday
13
Wednesday
14
Thursday
15
Friday
16
Saturday
17
Sunday
18
Monday
19
Tuesday
20
AMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNight
Rating
(10 max)
000000002000000000010001011123323323
Swell
Height Map
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T maldives.htsgw.metric.105.cc23
T maldives.htsgw.metric.129.cc23
T maldives.htsgw.metric.153.cc23
T maldives.htsgw.metric.177.cc23
T maldives.htsgw.metric.201.cc23
T maldives.htsgw.metric.225.cc23
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Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
1.4
WSW
1.4
WSW
1.7
WSW
1.6
SW
1.6
SW
1.5
WSW
1.4
WSW
1.3
WSW
1.1
WSW
0.9
WSW
0.9
WSW
0.7
WSW
0.4
S
0.4
S
0.4
S
0.3
SW
0.3
SW
0.3
SW
0.4
SW
0.5
S
0.4
SW
0.4
SW
0.5
SW
0.6
SW
0.8
SW
1
SW
1.1
SW
1
SW
1.1
SW
1.1
SW
1.1
SW
1.1
SW
1.1
SW
1.1
SW
1.1
SW
0.9
SSW
Period(s) (?)677777777666999111212121012191818181616151514141414141413
Wave
Graph
(?)Metric surfscale
Energy (?)156180294268268200176153102706835262425222324514735130162255366521567424489469450424418450456313
Wind
(km/h)
20
WNW
25
W
20
W
25
W
20
W
20
W
20
W
15
WNW
10
NW
15
WNW
15
WNW
10
NW
15
NW
15
WNW
5
ENE
5
WSW
5
SW
5
NE
15
NW
15
N
20
N
20
NNW
30
NW
25
N
30
NNW
25
NNW
30
NW
15
NW
10
W
5
W
10
W
10
W
0
NNE
10
WSW
10
WSW
5
ENE
Wind State (?)
onshore
cross-onshore
cross-shore
cross-offshore
offshore
glassy
cross-
on
cross-
on
oncross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
crosscross-
on
cross-
on
offglassglasscross-
off
crosscross-
off
cross-
off
crosscrosscross-
off
crosscrosscrosscross-
on
onglassoncross-
on
glassononglass
High Tide
/ height (m)
2:37PM
0.50
2:52AM
0.66
3:06PM
0.49
3:20AM
0.64
3:36PM
0.48
3:49AM
0.62
4:09PM
0.46
4:19AM
0.59
4:46PM
0.44
4:50AM
0.56
5:31PM
0.41
5:26AM
0.51
6:35PM
0.40
6:12AM
0.46
8:11PM
0.40
7:25AM
0.41
9:55PM
0.44
9:20AM
0.37
11:04PM
0.50
10:56AM
0.37
11:53PM
0.56
11:59AM
0.39
12:36AM
0.62
Low Tide
/ height (m)
8:50AM
0.08
8:25PM
0.08
9:18AM
0.08
8:53PM
0.09
9:48AM
0.09
9:22PM
0.11
10:19AM
0.11
9:51PM
0.14
10:54AM
0.13
10:23PM
0.18
11:32AM
0.15
11:02PM
0.22
12:18PM
0.17
11:57PM
0.27
1:17PM
0.19
1:42AM
0.31
2:33PM
0.20
4:15AM
0.29
3:50PM
0.19
5:44AM
0.24
4:53PM
0.17
6:35AM
0.19
5:44PM
0.13

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

Friday
09
Saturday
10
Sunday
11
Monday
12
Tuesday
13
Wednesday
14
Thursday
15
Friday
16
Saturday
17
Sunday
18
Monday
19
Tuesday
20
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Rain (mm)
3210546--4--------5-------21-141----1
Temp. °C272827272727282827282826272826272726272826282826262626272726282827272827
Low °C262726272726272725262725252724252724252622242724252525272726272725262725
Feels °C (?)272728282728292829303028282928302929282827282626242424282830313031303031
Sunrise6:07--6:07--6:09--6:09--6:09--6:09--6:11--6:11--6:11--6:11--6:13--6:13--
Sunset-5:54--5:54--5:54--5:55--5:55--5:57--5:57--5:58--5:58--5:59--5:59--5:59-

Short Range Forecast: Heavy rain (total 34mm), heaviest during Fri night. Warm (max 28°C on Fri afternoon, min 25°C on Sun night). Wind will be generally light.

Days 3-6 Weather Summary Light rain (total 5mm), mostly falling on Wed night. Warm (max 28°C on Mon morning, min 24°C on Tue night). Wind will be generally light.

Days 6-9 Weather Summary Light rain (total 3mm), mostly falling on Sat afternoon. Warm (max 28°C on Thu afternoon, min 22°C on Thu night). Winds increasing (light winds from the N on Thu morning, fresh winds from the NW by Fri afternoon).

Long Range Forecast: Light rain (total 7mm), mostly falling on Sun afternoon. Warm (max 28°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 12 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.