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

Overall: 3.7

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Cave Rock Surf Forecast and Surf Reports

(Durban/KwaZulu-Natal South Coast, South Africa)

Cave Rock Spot ID

Bluff, Cave Rock photo

Cave Rock

Photo credit: Alex

Cave rock barrel - 18 Jan 2017 photo

Cave Rock

Photo credit: Darren Simes

Type: reef

Reliability: consistent

Best: Swell SW | Wind NW

Sea Temperature Today is: 23.0 °C

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Tuesday, 22 May 2018, 21:29 Local time
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Wave (m) 1.0
Period (s) 8 15 16 16
Wind (km/h) 15
SSE 10
S 5
Wind State cross-
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Cave Rock in Durban is an exposed reef break that has dependable surf. Winter is the best time of year for surfing here. The best wind direction is from the west. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the ideal swell angle is from the south. There is a right hand reef break. Sometimes crowded. Watch out for rips and rocks.

South Africa wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Durban, South Africa, 8 km from Cave Rock.

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Cave Rock Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Brighton Beach Durban wx, 1 km from Cave Rock.


Air temperature
21.2 °C

Current weather near Cave Rock

Overall Cave Rock Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in May

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  • The closest passenger airport to Cave Rock is Durban International Airport (DUR) in South Africa, 7 km (4 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Cave Rock is Virginia (Durban) Airport (VIR), also in South Africa, 19 km (12 miles) away.
  • Third is Pietermaritzburg Airport (PZB) in South Africa, 67 km (42 miles) away.
  • Margate Airport (MGH) in South Africa is 121 km (75 miles) away.
  • Richards Bay (Richard's Bay) Airport (RCB), also in South Africa is the fifth nearest airport to Cave Rock and is 169 km (105 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Cave Rock, Durban/KZN South. Use the tab navigation above to view Cave Rock sea temperature, Cave Rock photographs, Cave Rock detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Cave Rock webcams, current wind from Durban/KZN South live weather stations and Cave Rock tide predictions. The South Africa swell maps link will open up the big picture showing South Africa 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 South Africa 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 Cave Rock.