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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Elephant rock, Sri Lanka

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Elephant rock...

Elephant rock is a surf spot in Sri Lanka. The water temperature around Elephant rock has low variability throughout the year. The temperature ranges from 26.3°C (79.3°F) in August up to 30.2°C (86.3°F) in the month of May, as shown in the graph below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 28°C (83°F) and the best time for water activities is late spring, since Elephant rock is located in the northern hemisphere.

Hover over the bars to see temperature for each month in Celsius and Fahrenheit.

What is the current water temperature at Elephant rock?

The current water temperature in the month of January at Elephant rock is approximately:
27°C (81°F)

Are there any other surf spots near by?

Yes, there are several surf spots in close proximity to Elephant rock. The closest one is Peanuts Farm, which is only 1.7km (1.1miles) away from Elephant rock. Click here to check out more information on Peanuts Farm and its water temperature. Another good surfspot near Elephant rock is Arugam Bay, which is approximately 2.3km (1.4miles) away.

Are there nice beaches close by?

No, there are not many beaches close to Elephant rock. A good beach nearby is Arugam Bay, which is only 0.6km (0.3miles) away from Elephant rock. Another good beach near Elephant rock is Batticaloa, ca 64.4km (40miles) away.

What wetsuit is needed for Elephant rock?

The average water temperature at Elephant rock is extremely warm, around 28°C (83°F), with no significant changes during the year. The temperatures in June, July, and August are very similar to temperatures in December and January. This is why a wetsuit is usually not needed for swimming, surfing, snorkelling, or diving at Elephant rock. However, you might want to bring a 1-2mm wetsuit top or a rashguard for abnormal chilly conditions and for UVA/UVB protection, especially when spending multiple hours in the sun each day. The sun radiation at Elephant rock can be particularly intense.

How is the scuba diving and fishing near Elephant rock?

Diving and fishing conditions change very little throughout the year. The waters at Elephant rock are nearly almost tropical, reaching temperatures between 25 and 30°C (77-86°F). The following fish love this water temperature and can often be found: Bonefish, Permit, Red Drum, and Tarpon.

Directions to Elephant rock: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about Elephant rock...

Do you know what the Dai-go-goto Bank , Xinbang in China, and the city Sala Consilina in Italy have in common with Elephant rock? Click on the links to find out...