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Trincomalee ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 1.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 2.7

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Trincomalee Surf Guide

Trincomalee in East Sri Lanka is a very sheltered point break The best wind direction is from the west northwest. Groundswells and windswells are equally likely and the best swell direction is from the south.The waves is a point break that peels left. Sometimes crowded. Submerged rocks are a hazard.

Trincomalee Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
rarely breaks
28.1°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Trincomalee:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

januaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Trincomalee 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 0% of the time in January while 0% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 100% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Trincomalee Location Map

Interactive Trincomalee 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 closest passenger airport to Trincomalee is China Bay (Trinciomalee) Airport (TRR) in Sri Lanka, which is 7 km (4 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Trincomalee is Amparai (Galoya) Airport (GOY), also in Sri Lanka, 141 km (88 miles) away.

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Trincomalee Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Sunday, 28 February 2021, 07:14 Local Time
Sunday 28
Wave (m) 0.1
Period (s) 9 9 9 9
Wind (km/h) 15
ESE 20
ESE 15
E 15
Wind State on on on on

Swell History at Trincomalee

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

Wind History at Trincomalee

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

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