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Main Reef (Hikkaduwa) water temperature
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) Water Temperature and Wetsuit Guide

(West Sri Lanka)

Today's Main Reef (Hikkaduwa) sea temperature is 30.4 °C.

Statistics for 12 May (1981–2005) – mean: 29.3 °C, range: 28.0 °C to 30.6 °C

Very warm air temperatures and very warm water(30 °C) too at Main Reef (Hikkaduwa), warm enough for wearing board shorts and a rash vest in the surf. Cloudy, but feeling very pleasant in and out of the water.

Below is a graph of Historical Sea Surface Temperature for Main Reef (Hikkaduwa). This has been derived from analysis of two decades of oceanographic satellite measurements of nearby open water. We have calculated the average water temperature variation around the year as well as the extremes that have been observed on each date.

Main Reef (Hikkaduwa) Water Temperature Graph

All of the graphs for the surf breaks presented on are on the same scale to enable comparison between locations around the world.

Main Reef (Hikkaduwa) water temperatures peak in the range 28 to 30°C (82 to 86°F) on around the 17th of April and are at their coldest on about the 30th of July, in the range 26 to 28°C (79 to 82°F). Year round warm water temperatures at Main Reef (Hikkaduwa) mean that a rash vest and board shorts should be fine for surfing at any time of year

Actual sea surface water temperatures close to shore at Main Reef (Hikkaduwa) can vary by several degrees compared with these open water averages. This is especially true after heavy rain, close to river mouths or after long periods of strong offshore winds. Offshore winds cause colder deep water to replace surface water that has been warmed by the sun. Air temperature, wind-chill and sunshine should also be considered before deciding on the kind of wetsuit needed to stay warm when surfing at Main Reef (Hikkaduwa). Refer to our detailed weather forecasts for this information.