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Caves Beach ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 4.1
Difficulty Level: 2.6
Wind and Kite Surfing: 4.8
Crowds: 3.3

Overall: 3.8

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Caves Beach break guidePhoto by: odin buckley

Caves Beach Surf Guide

Caves Beach in Newcastle is an exposed beach and point break that has quite reliable surf. Autumn and winter are the best times of year for waves. Offshore winds are from the west. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the ideal swell angle is from the southeast. The beach breaks offer lefts and rights Surfable at all stages of the tide. It's sometimes crowded here. Beware of rocks and locals. Williamtown airport is the closest passenger airport, it is a 40 minute drive (more in peak times) from Caves Beach, most definitely no more than 70 Kms. Surf beach and the water is very rarely crowded.

Caves Beach Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beachBeachIcon  s43.8
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
21.1°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Caves Beach:

The best conditions reported for surf at Caves Beach occur when a East-southeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the West-northwest.

Surf Forecasts:

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

julyBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Caves Beach with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of July. Clean surfable waves are typically found 29% of the time in July while 23% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 48% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
29%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
23%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
48%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Caves Beach Location Map

Interactive Caves Beach 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 Caves Beach is Newcastle Airport (NTL) in Australia, 39 km (24 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Caves Beach is Richmond Airport (RCM), also in Australia, 98 km (61 miles) away.

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Caves Beach Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Tuesday, 11 May 2021, 05:19 Local Time
Tuesday 11
7AM10AM1PM4PM
Wave (m) 0.8
E
0.8
E
0.8
E
0.8
E
Period (s) 9 9 9 9
Wind (km/h) 10
WNW 10
NNE 10
NNW 10
NW
Wind State off cross cross-
off
off

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Swell History at Caves Beach

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Wind History at Caves Beach

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Caves Beach Reviews:

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Ratings
Based on 7 votes.
  • Overall:Icon  s43.8
  • Quality on a good day:Icon  s44.0
  • Consistency of Surf:Icon  s44.1
  • Difficulty Level:Icon  s32.6
  • Wind and Kite Surfing:Icon  s54.8
  • Crowds:Icon  s33.3
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Review
Impartial reviews submitted by Surf-Forecast users.
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Sue sharp from Australia
“Information on airports is wrong. Williamtown airport is the closest passenger airport, it is a 40 minute drive (more in peak times) from Caves Beach, most definitely no more than 70 Km.

Surf beach and the water is very rarely crowded.”

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