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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 Surf Forecast / West / Sri Lanka

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 10 pm Wednesday 24 Feb 2021 IST
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The Rock surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's The Rock sea temperature is 28.7 °C (Statistics for 24 Feb 1981-2005 - mean: 28.4 max: 29.3 min: 27.5 °C)
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The Rock surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's The Rock sea temperature is 28.7 °C (Statistics for 24 Feb 1981-2005 - mean: 28.4 max: 29.3 min: 27.5 °C)

Eyeball surf reportRecent Eyeball Surf Reports for West

  1. weather stationWind Update Continuing clean conditions at The Rock (calm at Galle 18 km from The Rock). 1.0m 6 s period wind swell from ENE

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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for The Rock this week:

The surf forecast for The Rock over the next 7 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Thursday (Feb 25) at 2AM. The primary swell is predicted to be 0.9m and 14s period with a secondary swell of 0.5m and 10s. The wind is predicted to be glassy as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at The Rock in the next 7 days are 1.4m 14s and forecast to arrive on Wednesday (Mar 03) at 8PM. Winds are predicted to be cross-offshore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 0.9m 6s period and expected on Thursday (Feb 25) at 2AM.

Wave TypeTime (IST) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+) 2AM (Thu 25th Feb)3ft (0.9m) 14s
Best Surf 2AM (Mon 1st Mar)3.5ft (1.1m) 15s
Most Powerful 8PM (Wed 3rd Mar)4.5ft (1.4m) 14s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for The Rock over the next 7 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
Thursday
25
Friday
26
Saturday
27
Sunday
28
Monday
01
Tuesday
02
Wednesday
03
NightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAM
33221222133342233133344
T maldives.htsgw.metric.6.cc23
T maldives.htsgw.metric.24.cc23
T maldives.htsgw.metric.48.cc23
T maldives.htsgw.metric.72.cc23
T maldives.htsgw.metric.96.cc23
T maldives.htsgw.metric.120.cc23
T maldives.htsgw.metric.144.cc23
T maldives.htsgw.metric.168.cc23
T maldives.htsgw.metric.180.cc23
0.9
SSW
0.9
SSW
0.8
SSW
0.8
SSW
0.5
SSW
0.7
SSW
0.6
SSW
0.5
SSW
0.4
SSW
0.6
SSW
0.9
SSW
1
SSW
1.1
SSW
1.1
SSW
1.1
SSW
1.1
SSW
0.9
SSW
1
SE
1.2
SSE
1.3
SSE
1.3
SSE
1.4
SE
1.4
SE
1414141313141413201817161514141413141314151414
36133121018198175121101135257404493519472452421312357479612752834834
5
NE
5
SSE
5
W
5
ENE
10
SE
10
SW
5
NNW
10
WSW
10
WSW
5
NW
5
SSW
5
SSW
10
ENE
15
ESE
10
SE
15
ENE
15
E
15
ESE
15
ENE
10
ESE
10
ESE
15
ENE
10
NE
glasscross-
on
crosscross-
off
cross-
on
onglasscross-
on
cross-
on
glassononcross-
off
crosscrosscross-
off
cross-
off
crosscross-
off
crosscrosscross-
off
cross-
off
1:43AM
0.50
2:15PM
0.44
2:12AM
0.54
2:40PM
0.49
2:40AM
0.57
3:06PM
0.53
3:07AM
0.58
3:33PM
0.57
3:34AM
0.57
4:02PM
0.58
4:01AM
0.55
4:30PM
0.58
4:27AM
0.51
5:00PM
0.56
4:53AM
0.47
8:13AM
0.06
8:01PM
0.10
8:35AM
0.02
8:32PM
0.06
8:58AM
-0.01
9:03PM
0.03
9:22AM
-0.04
9:34PM
0.02
9:46AM
-0.04
10:05PM
0.03
10:11AM
-0.04
10:36PM
0.05
10:36AM
-0.01
11:06PM
0.09

Note: the tide data above is for Weligama which is 5 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for The Rock.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph
Offshore winds at The Rock blow from the NNE

Thursday
25
Friday
26
Saturday
27
Sunday
28
Monday
01
Tuesday
02
Wednesday
03
NightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAM
thunderstorm
clear
thunderstorm
thunderstorm
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
clear
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
risk thund- derclearrisk thund- derrisk thund- derclearsome cloudssome cloudsclearsome cloudssome cloudsclearclearsome cloudsclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclear
1-11-------------------
2729282628282628282728282628282628292628282623
2425272425272526272526282325272325272325272323
2729282628282628282728282628282628292628282623
-6:22--6:20--6:20--6:20--6:20--6:20--6:18--6:18
--6:21--6:21--6:21--6:21--6:21--6:20--6:20--

Short Range Forecast: Light rain (total 3mm), mostly falling on Wed night. Warm air temperatures (max 29°C on Thu morning, min 24°C on Wed night). Wind will be generally light.

Long Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Warm air temperatures (max 29°C on Tue afternoon, min 23°C on Sun night). Wind will be generally light.

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Information about the The Rock Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for The Rock provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 7 days. A general guide to surfing at The Rock can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our The Rock 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 (The Rock) 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 The Rock 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.