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Caves ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.3
Consistency of Surf: 3.7
Difficulty Level: 2.7
Wind and Kite Surfing: 3.0
Crowds: 3.3

Overall: 3.0

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Caves break guidePhoto by: Martin Wright

Caves Surf Guide

Caves in Nullarbor is an exposed reef break that has consistent surf. Winter is the best time of year for surfing here. Works best in offshore winds from the northeast. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the ideal swell angle is from the southwest. A reef breaks right. Rarely crowded here. Hazards include rocks, sharks and isolation.

Caves Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReefIcon  s33.0
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
consistent
19.2°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Caves:

The best conditions reported for surf at Caves occur when a Southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Northeast.

Surf Forecasts:

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

juneBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Caves 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 40% of the time in June while 57% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 3% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
40%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
57%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
3%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Caves Location Map

Interactive Caves 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 nearest passenger airport to Caves is Woomera Airport (UMR) in Australia, which is 378 km (235 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Caves is Adelaide International Airport (ADL), also in Australia, 605 km (376 miles) away.

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Icon legend buoysLive Wave Height (m)
Icon legend windLive Wind Speed (km/h)
Please note that some surf spot locations are approximate to protect their exact location while others are not shown at close zoom level.
Caves Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Saturday, 5 December 2020, 00:38 Local Time
Saturday 05
1:30AM4:30AM7:30AM10:30AM
Wave (m) 0.7
SW
1.5
WSW
1.6
WSW
2.1
WSW
Period (s) 12 12 12 7
Wind (km/h) 50
W 35
WSW 30
W 45
WSW
Wind State cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on

Swell History at Caves

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

Wind History at Caves

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

Other Nearby Breaks Closest To:

Discover surf breaks near Caves. Click below to view there surf guides.

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    Reliability: consistent
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    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s43.5
    Reliability: fairly consistent
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    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s33.3
    Reliability: inconsistent
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    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s33.4
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    1km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To Caves: