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South West Sri Lanka Surfing

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Sri Lanka, a teardrop shaped island below India, is the highest latitude, reliable surf destination in the Indian Ocean. The S coast is open to the same regular, long distance SW swells, that pepper Indonesia. Arugam Bay, on Sri Lanka's E coast, Arugam Bay was a very popular port of call for surfers travelling across Asia in the ?70?s, but trips here came to a halt in 1983 with the outbreak of civil war between the Tamil Tigers and the Sri Lankan government. Surfers forced to look elsewhere for waves didn't take long to discover the Hikkaduwa reefs.
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22 - 31°C
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23 - 31°C
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25 - 31°C
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25 - 29°C
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24 - 29°C
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22 - 30°C
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+ Quality mellow waves
+ Offshore NE monsoon
+ Buddhist mecca
+ Cheap
- Conflicting wind and swell patterns
- Small waves
- No world class spots
- Sewage and localism
- Civil unrest
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  Forecast Surf Report Stormrider Guide
Guide icon Forecast icon North Jetty (Hikkaduwa) Grey Star Grey Star 5.5ft 13secs 182° 20mph Heavy Thunderstorms No Reports Available. Left Submerged Reef Dead Coral 6
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S - W North Easterly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon Unawatuna Bay Grey Star Grey Star Grey Star Grey Star 5.5ft 13secs 182° 12mph Thundery Showers No Reports Available. No Data Available No Data Available No Data Available
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Guide icon Forecast icon Mirissa Star Star Star Grey Star 6ft 13secs 179° 12mph Thundery Showers No Reports Available. No Data Available No Data Available No Data Available
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Guide icon Forecast icon Gallé Grey Star Grey Star Grey Star Grey Star 5.5ft 13secs 182° 20mph Heavy Thunderstorms No Reports Available. Left Submerged Reef Dead Coral 6
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S - SW North Easterly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon Matara Star Star Grey Star Grey Star 6ft 13secs 179° 12mph Thundery Showers No Reports Available. Beachbreak Peaks Sand 5
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S - SW Northerly Low to Mid Tide
Guide icon Forecast icon Rivermouth Grey Star Grey Star Grey Star Grey Star 5.5ft 13secs 182° 20mph Heavy Thunderstorms No Reports Available. Beachbreak Peaks Sand 6
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SW - W North Easterly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon Weligama Star Star Grey Star Grey Star 5.5ft 13secs 182° 12mph Thundery Showers No Reports Available. Beachbreak Peaks Sand 4
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S - SW Northerly All Tides