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Caves Beach ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.6
Consistency of Surf: 3.8
Difficulty Level: 2.4
Wind and Kite Surfing: 4.8
Crowds: 3.4

Overall: 3.7

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Caves Beach Spot ID

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Caves Beach

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Caves Beach

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Caves Beach

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Caves Beach

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Type: beach

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell ESE | Wind WNW

Sea Temperature Today is: 22.6 °C

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Sunday, 29 March 2020, 20:01 Local time
Wave (m) 1.7
Period (s) 6 6 7 7
Wind (km/h) 25
NE 20
NNE 15
N 10
Wind State cross cross cross-

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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.

New-South-Wales wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Swansea, Australia, 3 km from Caves Beach.

IS AT (local time)

Caves Beach Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Warners Bay, 14 km from Caves Beach.


Air temperature
22 °C

Current weather near Caves Beach

Buoy Data:

At Sydney Waverider Buoy, 48 miles from Caves Beach.

  1PM 2PM 3PM 4PM
Data Age 5 hr 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr
Wave height (m) 1.447
Average period (s) 7.28 7.85 7.56 6.79

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Overall Caves Beach Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in March


Surf stats for Caves Beach: see the swell variation by month.

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Wind stats for Caves Beach: see the variation in direction and stength by month.

Caves Beach Location Maps

Caves Beach Location Map

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Tide stations nearest to Caves Beach:

  • Closest tide station
    2 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    6 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    11 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    14 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    14 mi


  • 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.
  • Third is Kingsford Smith International Airport (Sydney) Airport (SYD) in Australia, 103 km (64 miles) away.
  • Sydney Bankstown Airport (BWU) in Australia is 110 km (68 miles) away.
  • Camden Airport (CDU), also in Australia is the fifth nearest airport to Caves Beach and is 137 km (85 miles) away.
Caves Beach break location map and break info

This is the Surf-Forecast page for Caves Beach, NSW - Newcastle. Use the tab navigation above to view Caves Beach sea temperature, Caves Beach photographs, Caves Beach detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Caves Beach webcams, current wind from NSW - Newcastle live weather stations and Caves Beach tide predictions. The Australia swell maps link will open up the big picture showing Australia and the surrounding seas. These swell maps can be animated to show the different swell components, wave energy, wave period, wave heights, together with wind and weather forecasts, current weather and sea state observations from Australia wave-buoys, passing ships and coastal weather stations. Each of the forecast pages for this surf break feature a global and regional wavefinder tool to locate the best surf conditions in the area around Caves Beach.