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The Rock ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.4
Consistency of Surf: 4.0
Difficulty Level: 2.6
Wind and Kite Surfing: 2.3
Crowds: 2.8

Overall: 3.6

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The Rock break guidePhoto by: Firdows

The Rock Surf Guide

The Rock in West Sri Lanka is an exposed reef break that has fairly consistent surf. Nov-April (Wet Season) provides best time of year for waves. The best wind direction is from the north northeast and there is no shelter here from cross shore breezes. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the best swell direction is from the south southwest. There is no reef break. Good surf at all stages of the tide. Sometimes crowded. Beware of urchins,.

The Rock Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReefIcon  s43.6
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
28.7°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing The Rock:

The best conditions reported for surf at The Rock occur when a South-southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the North-northeast.

Surf Forecasts:

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

januaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing The Rock with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of January. Clean surfable waves are typically found 74% of the time in January while 15% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 11% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
74%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
15%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
11%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore The Rock Location Map

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The Rock Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Friday, 26 February 2021, 10:13 Local Time
Friday 26
8:30AM11:30AM2:30PM5:30PM
Wave (m) 0.6
SSW
0.5
SSW
0.7
SSW
0.7
SSW
Period (s) 12 13 14 14
Wind (km/h) 5
ENE 10
SSE 10
SSW 10
SW
Wind State cross-
off
cross-
on
on cross-
on

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Swell History at The Rock

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Wind History at The Rock

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