About Matara

Matara Beach gathers in plenty of swell to a wide, open strand that is replete with Buddhist temple on an islet. The eastern bays towards Meddawatta are best, where there are some good guesthouses and a range of decent peaks to choose from at all but high tides. Back over to the west of the town there’s a couple of mysto reefs including a fairly hollow left.

The area between Dondra and Tangalla contains a number of beachies and occasional reefbreaks, but they need a lot of swell to get going and north quadrant winds.

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  • Stormrider Guide for Matara
  • Low to Mid Tide Low to Mid Tide
  • Peaky Beachbreak Peaky Beachbreak
  • Sand Sand
  • S - SW S - SW
  • Northerly Northerly
  • 5 1 Swell Range 1 - 5ft

Swell Consistency and Wind Overview

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