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Sri Lanka ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 4.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.0

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Sri Lanka Surf Guide

Sri Lanka in Bali (The Bukit) is a quite exposed reef break that has dependable surf. Nov-April (Wet Season) provides best time of year for waves. Offshore winds are from the west. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the best swell direction is from the south southwest. A right hand reef break. Best around mid tide. It's sometimes crowded here. Watch out for rocks.

Sri Lanka Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReefIcon  s33.0
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
consistent
28.3°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Sri Lanka:

The best conditions reported for surf at Sri Lanka occur when a South-southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the West.

Surf Forecasts:

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

januaryBest Season: summer
The best time of year for surfing Sri Lanka with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Summer and most often the month of January. Clean surfable waves are typically found 84% of the time in January while 8% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 8% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
84%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
8%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
8%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Sri Lanka Location Map

Interactive Sri Lanka 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 Sri Lanka is Bali International (Denpasar) Airport (DPS) in Indonesia, which is 8 km (5 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Sri Lanka is Selaparang (Mataram) Airport (AMI), also in Indonesia, 98 km (61 miles) away.

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Sri Lanka Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Tuesday, 18 May 2021, 13:10 Local Time
Tuesday 18
11AM2PM5PM8PM
Wave (m) 1.4
SSW
1.4
SSW
1.3
SSW
1.3
SSW
Period (s) 16 16 16 16
Wind (km/h) 15
SE 15
SE 20
SE 20
ESE
Wind State cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on

Swell History at Sri Lanka

Surf stats for Sri Lanka, see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at Sri Lanka

Wind stats for Sri Lanka, see the variation in direction and stength by month or season on the history page here.

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