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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 Surf Forecast / NSW – Newcastle / Australia

12 Day Weather and Surf, issued 3 pm Friday 07 May 2021 AEST
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Caves Beach surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Caves Beach sea temperature is 20.9 °C (Statistics for 07 May 1981-2005 - mean: 21.6 max: 23.4 min: 20.6 °C)
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Caves Beach surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Caves Beach sea temperature is 20.9 °C (Statistics for 07 May 1981-2005 - mean: 21.6 max: 23.4 min: 20.6 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update Continuing clean conditions at Caves Beach (calm at Warners Bay 14 km from Caves Beach).

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Actual: 30 min ago

Calm
5 km/h
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Clean
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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for Caves Beach this week:

The surf forecast for Caves Beach over the next 12 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Friday (May 07) at 7PM. The primary swell is predicted to be 2.5m and 11s period with a secondary swell of 0.7m and 15s. The wind is predicted to be cross-offshore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Caves Beach in the next 12 days are 2.5m 11s and forecast to arrive on Friday (May 07) at 10PM. Winds are predicted to be cross-offshore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 0.4m 2s period and expected on Monday (May 10) at 4AM.

Wave TypeTime (AEST) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+) 7PM (Fri 7th May)8ft (2.5m) 11s
Best Surf 7PM (Fri 7th May)8ft (2.5m) 11s
Most Powerful10PM (Fri 7th May)8ft (2.5m) 11s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for Caves Beach 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
Fri
07
Saturday
08
Sunday
09
Monday
10
Tuesday
11
Wednesday
12
Thursday
13
Friday
14
Saturday
15
Sunday
16
Monday
17
Tuesday
18
Wed
19
PMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAM
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T new south wales.htsgw.metric.36.cc23
T new south wales.htsgw.metric.60.cc23
T new south wales.htsgw.metric.84.cc23
T new south wales.htsgw.metric.108.cc23
T new south wales.htsgw.metric.132.cc23
T new south wales.htsgw.metric.156.cc23
T new south wales.htsgw.metric.180.cc23
T new south wales.htsgw.metric.204.cc23
T new south wales.htsgw.metric.228.cc23
T new south wales.htsgw.metric.252.cc23
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3
ESE
2.5
ESE
2
ESE
1.9
ESE
1.6
ESE
1.3
ESE
1
E
1.1
E
0.9
E
0.8
E
0.8
E
0.8
E
1.5
S
0.8
E
1.5
ESE
1.6
ESE
2
E
2
E
1.7
E
2.5
E
2.5
ENE
2
E
1.7
E
1.3
E
1.2
E
1.1
E
0.9
E
0.7
E
3
S
4
S
3
SSE
2.4
SSE
1.9
SSE
1.6
SSE
1.6
SSE
1.3
SSE
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20
SSW
10
W
10
WNW
5
E
5
W
5
SW
5
SE
10
NW
10
NW
10
NNW
15
SSW
10
SSE
20
S
25
ESE
25
ESE
20
SE
20
ESE
15
E
15
E
15
ENE
15
NNE
20
ENE
10
NNE
15
SW
35
SSE
30
SSE
25
SSE
25
S
20
S
15
S
20
SSE
10
SSE
20
SSE
20
SSE
10
SW
10
SE
crosscross-
off
offoncross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
on
offoffcross-
off
crosscross-
on
crossononononononcross-
on
crosscross-
on
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
crosscrosscrosscross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
off
cross-
on
6:00PM
1.24
6:00AM
1.24
6:37PM
1.32
6:43AM
1.23
7:11PM
1.39
7:22AM
1.21
7:44PM
1.44
7:59AM
1.18
8:16PM
1.47
8:36AM
1.14
8:49PM
1.48
9:13AM
1.09
9:22PM
1.47
9:51AM
1.05
9:56PM
1.45
10:33AM
1.00
10:32PM
1.42
11:19AM
0.96
11:13PM
1.38
12:12PM
0.94
12:00AM
1.35
1:11PM
0.95
12:54AM
1.32
11:56PM
0.43
12:11PM
0.28
12:43AM
0.37
12:45PM
0.27
1:25AM
0.32
1:17PM
0.28
2:05AM
0.29
1:48PM
0.29
2:44AM
0.27
2:19PM
0.31
3:22AM
0.27
2:51PM
0.34
4:02AM
0.27
3:24PM
0.39
4:43AM
0.28
3:59PM
0.44
5:27AM
0.29
4:39PM
0.50
6:15AM
0.31
5:29PM
0.55
7:07AM
0.32
6:31PM
0.59
8:01AM
0.32

Note: the tide data above is for Swansea, Australia which is 3 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for Caves Beach.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph
Offshore winds at Caves Beach blow from the WNW

Fri
07
Saturday
08
Sunday
09
Monday
10
Tuesday
11
Wednesday
12
Thursday
13
Friday
14
Saturday
15
Sunday
16
Monday
17
Tuesday
18
Wed
19
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partially cloudy
partially cloudy
rain showers
light rain
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
rain showers
light rain
light rain
heavy rain
light rain
partially cloudy
rain showers
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
cloudy
light rain
light rain
moderate rain
light rain
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
rain showers
rain showers
partially cloudy
rain showers
rain showers
cloudy
light rain
moderate rain
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--6:31--6:31--6:31--6:33--6:33--6:35--6:35--6:35--6:37--6:37--6:37--6:39
5:07--5:07--5:07--5:06--5:05--5:04--5:04--5:02--5:01--5:01--5:00--5:00--

Short Range Forecast: Light rain (total 3mm), mostly falling on Fri afternoon. Warm (max 22°C on Sat morning, min 15°C on Sun night). Wind will be generally light.

Days 3-6 Weather Summary Heavy rain (total 35mm), heaviest during Tue night. Warm (max 22°C on Mon afternoon, min 15°C on Tue night). Wind will be generally light.

Days 6-9 Weather Summary Moderate rain (total 15mm), heaviest on Sat afternoon. Very mild (max 19°C on Thu afternoon, min 15°C on Fri night). Mainly fresh winds.

Long Range Forecast: Heavy rain (total 25mm), heaviest during Wed morning. Very mild (max 17°C on Sun afternoon, min 15°C on Sun night). Wind will be generally light.

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Information about the Caves Beach Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for Caves Beach provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 12 days. A general guide to surfing at Caves Beach can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our Caves Beach 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 (Caves Beach) 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 Caves Beach 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.

Caves Beach is 7 km (4 miles) from the city of Catherine Hill Bay. If you plan a holiday in Newcastle, look for hotels and other accommodation in Catherine Hill Bay. Catherine Hill Bay has rooms for a wide range of budgets as well as car hire and transport links.