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Varkala ratings
Quality on a good day: 1.5
Consistency of Surf: 2.5
Difficulty Level: 2.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 3.0
Crowds: 5.0

Overall: 3.2

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Varkala Surf Guide

Varkala in Kerala is an exposed beach break that only works once in a while. Offshore winds blow from the east northeast. Windswells and groundswells in equal measure and the ideal swell direction is from the southwest. Waves at the beach are both lefts and rights. Good surf at all stages of the tide. An uncrowded break, even when it is working. Take care of - Rips / undertow - Pollution.

Varkala Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beach  redBeachIcon  s33.2
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
inconsistent
29.1°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Varkala:

The best conditions reported for surf at Varkala occur when a Southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the East-northeast.

Surf Forecasts:

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

januaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Varkala 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 45% of the time in January while 21% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 34% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
45%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
21%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
34%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Varkala Location Map

Interactive Varkala 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 Varkala is Thiruvananthapuram International (Trivandrum) Airport (TRV) in India, which is 36 km (22 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Varkala is Madurai Airport (IXM), also in India, 196 km (122 miles) away.

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Varkala Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Friday, 26 February 2021, 21:39 Local Time
FriSat
8:30PM11:30PM2:30AM5:30AM
Wave (m) 0.4
SSW
0.4
S
0.4
S
0.4
S
Period (s) 12 12 12 12
Wind (km/h) 5
NW 0
NNE 5
NNE 10
NE
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Swell History at Varkala

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

Wind History at Varkala

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

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