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Cathedral Rock ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.3

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Cathedral Rock Spot ID

Rotto hollow nuggets, Cathedral Rock photo

Cathedral Rock

Photo credit: Aaron Clarke

Type: reef

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell SW | Wind SE

Sea Temperature Today is: 20.7 °C

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Tuesday, 17 July 2018, 16:09 Local time
Tuesday 17
Wave (m) 3.5
Period (s) 19 18 18 18
Wind (km/h) 30
WNW 30
WNW 35
WNW 35
Wind State cross-

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Cathedral Rock in Rottnest Island is a fairly exposed reef break that has pretty consitent surf, although summer tends to be mostly flat. Ideal winds are from the southeast. Groundswells more frequent than windswells and the best swell direction is from the southwest. A left hand reef break. Best around low tide. Rarely crowded here. Sharks may be a hazard at this break.

Western-Australia wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Rottnest Island, Australia, 10 km from Cathedral Rock.

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Cathedral Rock Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Rottnest Isl(lgt-h), 6 km from Cathedral Rock.

light winds from the W

no report
Air temperature
15.5 °C

Current weather near Cathedral Rock

Overall Cathedral Rock Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in July

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Cathedral Rock Location Map

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Town and city forecasts close to Cathedral Rock:

  • Closest city location
    22 mi
  • Second closest city location
    24 mi
  • Third closest city location
    25 mi
  • Fourth closest city location
    34 mi
  • Fifth closest city location
    38 mi


  • The nearest passenger airport to Cathedral Rock is Perth Jandakot Airport (JAD) in Australia, which is 42 km (26 miles) away (directly).
  • The second closest airport to Cathedral Rock is Perth International Airport (PER), also in Australia, 50 km (31 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Cathedral Rock, WA - Rottnest Island. Use the tab navigation above to view Cathedral Rock sea temperature, Cathedral Rock photographs, Cathedral Rock detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Cathedral Rock webcams, current wind from WA - Rottnest Island live weather stations and Cathedral Rock tide predictions. The Australia swell maps link will open up the big picture showing Australia and the surrounding seas. These swell maps can be animated to show the different swell components, wave energy, wave period, wave heights, together with wind and weather forecasts, current weather and sea state observations from Australia wave-buoys, passing ships and coastal weather stations. Each of the forecast pages for this surf break feature a global and regional wavefinder tool to locate the best surf conditions in the area around Cathedral Rock.

FEATURE UPDATE: we now show red swell icons for 'open sea' swells that are travelling in an unfavourable direction for the surf break. In places, these swells may still wrap around coastlines and produce smaller waves at some breaks. They are also significant for windsurfers and other water users that tend to venture further off-shore.