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Unawatuna Surf Guide

Unawatuna in West Sri Lanka is a quite exposed point break that has pretty consitent surf. Nov-April (Wet Season) provides optimum time of year for waves. The best wind direction is from the northwest and there is no shelter here from cross shore breezes. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the ideal swell direction is from the southwest. There is no point break. When the surf is up, it can get quite busy in the water. Beware of urchins and rocks.

Unawatuna Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
30.3°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Unawatuna:

The best conditions reported for surf at Unawatuna occur when a Southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Northwest.

Surf Forecasts:

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

julyBest Season: summer
The best time of year for surfing Unawatuna with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Summer and most often the month of July. Clean surfable waves are typically found 74% of the time in July while 26% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 0% 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 Unawatuna Location Map

Interactive Unawatuna 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 Unawatuna is Colombo Ratmalana Airport (RML) in Sri Lanka, which is 99 km (61 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Unawatuna is Bandaranaike International (Colombo) Airport (CMB), also in Sri Lanka, 137 km (85 miles) away.

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Unawatuna Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Saturday, 15 May 2021, 21:04 Local Time
Wave (m) 2.3
Period (s) 12 12 11 11
Wind (km/h) 15
WNW 15
WNW 20
WNW 15
Wind State cross-

Swell History at Unawatuna

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

Wind History at Unawatuna

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

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