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Type: point

Reliability: very consistent

Best: Swell ESE | Wind W

Sea Temperature Today is: 20.0 °C

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Sunday, 16 December 2018, 16:18 Local time
Sunday 16
Wave (m) 3.0
Period (s) 8 8 9 9
Wind (km/h) 30
ENE 35
NE 35
NE 30
Wind State cross-

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Caves Point in Newcastle is an exposed point break that is usually a safe bet. Autumn and winter are the best times of year for waves. The best wind direction is from the west. Waves just as likely from local windswells as from distant groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the east southeast. When it's working here, it can get crowded. Beware of rips, rocks and locals.

New-South-Wales wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Swansea, Australia, 2 km from Caves Point.

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Caves Point Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At lightning 8km SE of Belmont, 3 km from Caves Point.

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Current weather near Caves Point

Buoy Data:

At Sydney Waverider Buoy, 48 miles from Caves Point.

  9AM 10AM 11AM 12PM
Data Age 6 hr 5 hr 4 hr 3 hr
Wave height (m) 2.018
Average period (s) 8.52 7.56 7.28 7.56

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Overall Caves Point Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in December

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  • The closest passenger airport to Caves Point is Newcastle Airport (NTL) in Australia, 38 km (24 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Caves Point is Richmond Airport (RCM), also in Australia, 99 km (61 miles) away.
  • Third is Kingsford Smith International Airport (Sydney) Airport (SYD) in Australia, 104 km (65 miles) away.
  • Sydney Bankstown Airport (BWU) in Australia is 111 km (69 miles) away.
  • Camden Airport (CDU), also in Australia is the fifth nearest airport to Caves Point and is 138 km (86 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Caves Point, NSW - Newcastle. Use the tab navigation above to view Caves Point sea temperature, Caves Point photographs, Caves Point detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Caves Point webcams, current wind from NSW - Newcastle live weather stations and Caves Point 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 Caves Point.