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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 / Durban/KZN South / South Africa

12 Day Weather and Surf, issued 7 pm Friday 07 May 2021 SAST
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Cave Rock surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Cave Rock sea temperature is 24.6 °C (Statistics for 07 May 1981-2005 - mean: 24.2 max: 26.0 min: 22.9 °C)
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Cave Rock surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Cave Rock sea temperature is 24.6 °C (Statistics for 07 May 1981-2005 - mean: 24.2 max: 26.0 min: 22.9 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update Continuing clean conditions at Cave Rock (calm at Berea wx 10 km from Cave Rock).

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Clean
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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for Cave Rock this week:

The surf forecast for Cave Rock over the next 12 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Saturday (May 08) at 5AM. The primary swell is predicted to be 0.9m and 10s period with a secondary swell of 1.3m and 6s. The wind is predicted to be cross-offshore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Cave Rock in the next 12 days are 2.1m 16s and forecast to arrive on Monday (May 10) at 8PM. Winds are predicted to be glassy at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 1.5m 7s period and expected on Friday (May 14) at 11PM.

Wave TypeTime (SAST) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+) 5AM (Sat 8th May)3ft (0.9m) 10s
Best Surf 8PM (Mon 10th May)7ft (2.1m) 16s
Most Powerful 8PM (Mon 10th May)7ft (2.1m) 16s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for Cave Rock over the next 12 days.

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Rating
(10 max)
Swell
Height Map
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
Period(s) (?)
Wave
Graph
(?)Metric surfscale
Energy (?)
Wind
(km/h)
Wind State (?)
onshore
cross-onshore
cross-shore
cross-offshore
offshore
glassy
High Tide
/ height (m)
Low Tide
/ height (m)
Summary
Rain (mm)
High °C
Low °C
Chill °C (?)
Sunrise
Sunset
Saturday
08
Sunday
09
Monday
10
Tuesday
11
Wednesday
12
Thursday
13
Friday
14
Saturday
15
Sunday
16
Monday
17
Tuesday
18
Wed
19
NightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPM
200202233545503433223310200120230233
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.6.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.24.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.48.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.72.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.96.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.120.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.144.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.168.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.192.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.216.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.240.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.264.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.288.cc23
0.9
ESE
0.7
SE
0.6
E
0.8
ESE
2.3
SSW
2.2
SSW
1.1
S
1.4
S
1.5
S
1.8
S
1.8
S
1.7
S
1.6
S
1.2
SSW
1.3
SSW
1.5
S
1.2
S
1.1
S
1.1
S
1.4
S
1.4
S
1.3
S
1.1
S
0.9
SSW
0.8
SSW
0.7
S
0.6
S
0.9
S
1.2
S
0.9
S
0.8
S
0.9
S
0.9
SSW
0.7
S
0.9
SSW
2.5
S
101011101099111213161617161413121212151514131312111171010121111101414
17696841331032809189483657115517511471150273973478742337133988182361741426919512586743051531872021871003042325
20
NNE
15
NE
30
S
10
WSW
20
SSW
15
S
10
WNW
5
SSE
15
SSE
10
NW
10
NE
20
NNE
10
NW
25
SSW
15
S
0
WSW
20
NE
20
NNE
15
SW
15
SSW
10
S
15
SSW
15
NE
25
NE
10
N
20
SSW
35
SSW
10
W
10
NE
20
NE
10
NW
0
SSE
25
SSW
5
WSW
5
SE
20
S
cross-
off
crosscross-
on
cross-
off
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
off
cross-
on
onoffcrosscross-
off
offcross-
on
cross-
on
glasscross-
off
cross-
off
crosscross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
crosscrosscross-
off
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
off
crosscrossoffglasscross-
on
glassoncross-
on
2:01AM
1.71
2:20PM
1.65
2:31AM
1.81
2:48PM
1.74
2:59AM
1.88
3:16PM
1.80
3:26AM
1.93
3:42PM
1.83
3:53AM
1.94
4:10PM
1.84
4:20AM
1.92
4:37PM
1.81
4:47AM
1.86
5:06PM
1.77
5:15AM
1.78
5:36PM
1.70
5:45AM
1.68
6:10PM
1.62
6:20AM
1.56
6:53PM
1.53
7:05AM
1.44
7:54PM
1.44
8:16AM
1.34
8:16AM
0.47
8:20PM
0.46
8:44AM
0.38
8:49PM
0.38
9:11AM
0.31
9:17PM
0.33
9:38AM
0.27
9:44PM
0.30
10:05AM
0.26
10:11PM
0.31
10:32AM
0.29
10:39PM
0.35
10:59AM
0.33
11:08PM
0.42
11:27AM
0.40
11:39PM
0.50
11:58AM
0.49
12:15AM
0.61
12:35PM
0.58
1:02AM
0.72
1:24PM
0.68
2:12AM
0.82
2:41PM
0.76

Note: the tide data above is for Durban, South Africa which is 8 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for Cave Rock.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph
Offshore winds at Cave Rock blow from the NW

Saturday
08
Sunday
09
Monday
10
Tuesday
11
Wednesday
12
Thursday
13
Friday
14
Saturday
15
Sunday
16
Monday
17
Tuesday
18
Wed
19
NightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPM
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
rain showers
thunderstorm
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
rain showers
rain showers
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
some cloudssome cloudsrain shwrsrisk thund- derclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearsome cloudssome cloudsclearclearclearclearclearrain shwrsrain shwrsclearclearclearsome cloudssome cloudsclearclearclearclearclearsome cloudssome cloudsclear
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-6:28--6:28--6:30--6:30--6:31--6:31--6:31--6:33--6:33--6:33--6:35--6:35-
--5:15--5:14--5:14--5:13--5:12--5:12--5:10--5:09--5:09--5:08--5:08--5:07

Short Range Forecast: Light rain (total 7mm), mostly falling on Sat night. Warm (max 23°C on Sat afternoon, min 18°C on Fri night). Wind will be generally light.

Days 3-6 Weather Summary Mostly dry. Warm (max 23°C on Tue afternoon, min 18°C on Mon night). Wind will be generally light.

Days 6-9 Weather Summary Light rain (total 3mm), mostly falling on Fri night. Warm (max 24°C on Sun morning, min 19°C on Fri morning). Winds increasing (calm on Sat morning, fresh winds from the SSW by Sun afternoon).

Long Range Forecast: Some drizzle, heaviest during Wed night. Warm (max 26°C on Tue morning, min 18°C on Mon night). Wind will be generally light.

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Information about the Cave Rock Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for Cave Rock provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 12 days. A general guide to surfing at Cave Rock can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our Cave Rock surf forecast is unique since it includes wave energy (power) that defines the real feel of the surf rather than just the height or the period. If you surf the same spot (Cave Rock) regularly then make a mental note of the wave energy from the surf forecast table each time you go. Very soon you may start to choose your surf days based on the wave energy alone combined with our forecast of favourable offshore wind conditions. Our star ratings will help here and of course you will also find the usual wave height and period predictions on our surf forecasts as well as a full break down of the swell components under our advanced users option (to reveal that, click the little Einstein character under the tide times).

Further information to help with frequently asked questions about our surf forecast for Cave Rock may be found under the help tab on the top menu and also by moving your mouse over the question marks on the surf forecast table itself. Please always bear in mind that the forecast is for near-shore open water and local factors at each surf break influence the actual breaking wave height, such as the beach / reef profile, water depths offshore and shelter.

Are you planning a holiday in Durban/KwaZulu-Natal South Coast? If you are looking for accommodation near Cave Rock, camping, hotels and holiday cottages in Durban/KwaZulu-Natal South Coast, consider staying in Durban which is 6 km (4 miles) away. Other places in and around Durban/KwaZulu-Natal South Coast where you can find information about places to rent, and car hire include Glenwood which is 8 km (5 miles) away, Umlazi, Kwamashu and Umhlanga.