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Cabarita Surf Guide

Cabarita on the North Coast is an exposed point break that usually has waves. Winter is the optimum time of year for surfing here. The best wind direction is from the west southwest. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the southeast. Best around mid tide. Likely to be crowded if working. Take care of rips, rocks and sharks.

Cabarita Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
19.9°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Cabarita:

The best conditions reported for surf at Cabarita occur when a Southeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the West-southwest.

Surf Forecasts:

What's the best time of year to surf Cabarita (for consistent clean waves)?

juneBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Cabarita with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of June. Clean surfable waves are typically found 38% of the time in June while 51% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 11% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Cabarita Location Map

Interactive Cabarita surf break location map. View information about nearby surf breaks, their wave consistency and rating compared to other spots in the region. Current swell conditions from local buoys are shown along with live wind speed and direction from nearby weather stations. Click icons on the map for more detail. The closest passenger airport to Cabarita is Gold Coast Coolangatta Airport (OOL) in Australia, which is 20 km (12 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Cabarita is Brisbane International Airport (BNE), also in Australia, 115 km (71 miles) away.

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Cabarita Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Sunday, 14 August 2022, 09:52 Local Time
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Wave (m)
Period (s) 11 11 11 7
Wind (km/h)
Wind State cross-

Swell History at Cabarita

Surf stats for Cabarita, see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at Cabarita

Wind stats for Cabarita, see the variation in direction and stength by month or season on the history page here.

Cabarita Reviews:

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Based on 4 votes.
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paul ricketts from Australia
“Getting too crowded. Locals off it. Used to be good.”

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