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Rivermouth (Hikkaduwa) ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.3

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Rivermouth (Hikkaduwa) Surf Guide

Rivermouth in SW is an exposed river break that has reasonably consistent surf, although summer tends to be mostly flat. Offshore winds are from the northeast. Clean groundswells prevail and the ideal swell direction is from the southwest. The river breaks offer lefts and rights. Even when there are waves, it's not likley to be crowded. The water quality here is rather suspect.

Rivermouth (Hikkaduwa) Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon river  redRiverIcon  s33.3
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
28.9°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Rivermouth (Hikkaduwa):

The best conditions reported for surf at Rivermouth (Hikkaduwa) occur when a Southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Northeast.

Surf Forecasts:

What's the best time of year to surf Rivermouth (Hikkaduwa) (for consistent clean waves)?

februaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Rivermouth (Hikkaduwa) with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of February. Clean surfable waves are typically found 66% of the time in February while 29% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 5% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
66%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
29%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
5%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Rivermouth (Hikkaduwa) Location Map

Interactive Rivermouth (Hikkaduwa) surf break location map. View information about nearby surf breaks, their wave consistency and rating compared to other spots in the region. Current swell conditions from local buoys are shown along with live wind speed and direction from nearby weather stations. Click icons on the map for more detail. The nearest passenger airport to Rivermouth is Colombo Ratmalana Airport (RML) in Sri Lanka, which is 82 km (51 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Rivermouth is Bandaranaike International (Colombo) Airport (CMB), also in Sri Lanka, 121 km (75 miles) away.

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Rivermouth (Hikkaduwa) Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Friday, 5 March 2021, 13:04 Local Time
Friday 05
2:30PM5:30PM8:30PM11:30PM
Wave (m) 0.9
SSE
0.9
SSE
0.9
SSE
0.9
SSE
Period (s) 14 14 14 14
Wind (km/h) 15
SW 5
SW 0
SSE 0
SW
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Swell History at Rivermouth (Hikkaduwa)

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

Wind History at Rivermouth (Hikkaduwa)

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

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Wave Buoys Nearest To Rivermouth (Hikkaduwa):

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