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

12 Day Weather and Surf, issued 10 pm Saturday 04 Dec 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 28.9 °C (Statistics for 04 Dec 1981-2005 - mean: 28.2 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 04 Dec 1981-2005 - mean: 28.2 max: 29.1 min: 27.3 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update Continuing clean conditions at Main Reef (Hikkaduwa) (calm at Colombo Bandaranaike International Airport/Katunayake 110 km from Main Reef (Hikkaduwa)).

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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 Sunday (Dec 05) at 5AM. The primary swell is predicted to be 0.7m and 13s period with a secondary swell of 0.5m and 9s. The wind is predicted to be cross-offshore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Main Reef (Hikkaduwa) in the next 12 days are 0.9m 16s and forecast to arrive on Saturday (Dec 11) at 5PM. Winds are predicted to be onshore at the time the swell arrives.

Wave TypeTime (IST) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+) 5AM (Sun 5th Dec)2.5ft (0.7m) 13s
Best Surf 5PM (Sun 5th Dec)2.5ft (0.8m) 13s
Most Powerful 5PM (Sat 11th Dec)3ft (0.9m) 16s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for Main 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
Sunday
05
Monday
06
Tuesday
07
Wednesday
08
Thursday
09
Friday
10
Saturday
11
Sunday
12
Monday
13
Tuesday
14
Wednesday
15
Thu
16
NightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPM
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T maldives.htsgw.metric.96.cc23
T maldives.htsgw.metric.120.cc23
T maldives.htsgw.metric.144.cc23
T maldives.htsgw.metric.168.cc23
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T maldives.htsgw.metric.216.cc23
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0.8
SW
0.7
SW
0.8
SW
0.7
SW
0.6
SW
0.6
SW
0.6
SW
0.5
SW
0.5
S
0.5
S
0.4
SW
0.4
SW
0.4
SW
0.5
SW
0.5
SW
0.4
SW
0.4
SW
0.5
SW
0.6
SW
0.8
SW
0.9
SW
0.9
SW
0.9
SW
0.9
SW
0.9
SSW
0.7
SW
1
SW
0.9
SW
1
SW
0.9
SW
0.8
SW
0.9
SW
0.7
SW
0.6
SW
0.6
SW
0.7
SW
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5
N
10
WNW
5
W
5
NNE
5
WSW
0
WSW
5
NE
5
WSW
5
W
10
ESE
10
W
10
W
5
S
5
W
5
S
10
N
10
SSW
5
SW
10
NNE
5
W
10
WSW
5
SE
5
WNW
10
WNW
5
ESE
10
WNW
10
WNW
5
E
10
W
10
WNW
5
E
15
W
10
W
15
N
20
NNW
25
NNW
cross-
off
cross-
on
onglassglassglassglassglassglasscross-
off
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
glassglasscross-
off
cross-
on
glasscross-
off
glassoncross-
off
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
off
cross-
on
cross-
on
glasscross-
on
cross-
on
glasscross-
on
cross-
on
crosscrosscross
2:23AM
0.73
2:31PM
0.51
2:57AM
0.71
3:07PM
0.51
3:31AM
0.68
3:45PM
0.49
4:05AM
0.63
4:27PM
0.47
4:40AM
0.58
5:17PM
0.44
5:16AM
0.52
6:26PM
0.40
6:00AM
0.46
8:22PM
0.40
7:15AM
0.40
10:25PM
0.43
9:32AM
0.37
11:26PM
0.48
11:08AM
0.39
12:05AM
0.53
12:04PM
0.41
12:38AM
0.57
12:45PM
0.43
8:50AM
0.06
8:23PM
0.02
9:23AM
0.07
8:59PM
0.04
9:58AM
0.09
9:36PM
0.08
10:34AM
0.11
10:13PM
0.14
11:16AM
0.14
10:54PM
0.21
12:05PM
0.16
11:48PM
0.27
1:12PM
0.19
1:41AM
0.32
2:46PM
0.20
4:40AM
0.31
4:13PM
0.19
5:55AM
0.26
5:13PM
0.17
6:36AM
0.21
5:56PM
0.15
7:08AM
0.16
6:33PM
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

Sunday
05
Monday
06
Tuesday
07
Wednesday
08
Thursday
09
Friday
10
Saturday
11
Sunday
12
Monday
13
Tuesday
14
Wednesday
15
Thu
16
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-6:05--6:07--6:07--6:07--6:07--6:09--6:09--6:09--6:09--6:11--6:11--6:11-
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Short Range Forecast: Moderate rain (total 19mm), heaviest on Sun night. Warm (max 28°C on Sun morning, min 25°C on Sun night). Wind will be generally light.

Days 3-6 Weather Summary Moderate rain (total 15mm), heaviest on Fri afternoon. Warm (max 28°C on Wed morning, min 25°C on Tue night). Wind will be generally light.

Days 6-9 Weather Summary Moderate rain (total 17mm), heaviest on Fri night. Warm (max 28°C on Sun morning, min 24°C on Fri night). Wind will be generally light.

Long Range Forecast: Light rain (total 6mm), mostly falling on Thu afternoon. Warm (max 29°C on Thu morning, min 24°C on Wed 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.