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Cathedral Rock ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.5
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.0

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Cathedral Rock Surf Guide

Cathedral Rock in Cape Otway is a quite exposed point break that has fairly consistent surf. Autumn and winter are the best times of year for waves. Works best in offshore winds from the north. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the best swell direction is from the south southwest. Best around low tide when the tide is rising. When it's working here, it can get crowded. Watch out for rocks.

Cathedral Rock Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon  pointPointIcon  s33.0
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
13.4°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Cathedral Rock:

The best conditions reported for surf at Cathedral Rock occur when a South-southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the North.

Surf Forecasts:

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

augustBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Cathedral Rock with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of August. Clean surfable waves are typically found 14% of the time in August while 35% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 51% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
14%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
35%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
51%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Cathedral Rock Location Map

Interactive Cathedral Rock 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 Cathedral Rock is Avalon Airport (AVV) in Australia, 67 km (42 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Cathedral Rock is Melbourne Moorabbin Airport (MBW), also in Australia, 113 km (70 miles) away.

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Cathedral Rock Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Wednesday, 23 September 2020, 12:24 Local Time
Wednesday 23
1PM4PM7PM10PM
Wave (m) 1.6
SW
1.7
SW
1.6
SW
1.6
SW
Period (s) 5 6 6 11
Wind (km/h) 20
WSW 20
WSW 20
W 15
W
Wind State cross cross cross cross

Swell History at Cathedral Rock

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

Wind History at Cathedral Rock

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

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