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Caves Point Surf Guide

Caves Point in Newcastle is an exposed point break that has very consistent surf. Autumn and winter are the favoured times of year for waves. Works best in offshore winds from the west. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the optimum swell angle is from the east southeast. Sometimes crowded. Beware of rips, rocks and locals.

Caves Point Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
very consistent
17.4°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Caves Point:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

juneBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Caves Point 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 24% of the time in June while 35% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 41% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Caves Point Location Map

Interactive Caves Point 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 Point is Newcastle Airport (NTL) in Australia, 38 km (24 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Caves Point is Richmond Airport (RCM), also in Australia, 99 km (61 miles) away.

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Caves Point Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Friday, 19 August 2022, 12:13 Local Time
Friday 19
Wave (m)
Period (s) 12 12 12 12
Wind (km/h)
Wind State cross-
off cross-

Swell History at Caves Point

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

Wind History at Caves Point

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

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