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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 Surf Forecast / SA – Nullarbor / Australia

12 Day Weather and Surf, issued 8 am Monday 10 May 2021 ACST
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Caves surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Caves sea temperature is 18.3 °C (Statistics for 10 May 1981-2005 - mean: 18.5 max: 19.5 min: 16.9 °C)
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Caves surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Caves sea temperature is 18.3 °C (Statistics for 10 May 1981-2005 - mean: 18.5 max: 19.5 min: 16.9 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update Cross-shore wind has turned cross-on at Caves (light winds from the W at Ceduna Airport 68 km from Caves).

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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for Caves this week:

The surf forecast for Caves over the next 12 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Monday (May 10) at 9PM. The primary swell is predicted to be 2.1m and 13s period with a secondary swell of 0.4m and 14s. The wind is predicted to be cross-shore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Caves in the next 12 days are 2.5m 14s and forecast to arrive on Monday (May 10) at 12PM. Winds are predicted to be cross-onshore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 0.4m 3s period and expected on Wednesday (May 12) at 6AM.

Wave TypeTime (ACST) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+) 9PM (Mon 10th May)7ft (2.1m) 13s
Best Surf 6AM (Tue 11th May)6ft (1.8m) 13s
Most Powerful12PM (Mon 10th May)8ft (2.5m) 14s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for Caves 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
Monday
10
Tuesday
11
Wednesday
12
Thursday
13
Friday
14
Saturday
15
Sunday
16
Monday
17
Tuesday
18
Wednesday
19
Thursday
20
Friday
21
AMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNight
003523232003433223315535443322212312
T south australia.htsgw.metric.18.cc23
T south australia.htsgw.metric.42.cc23
T south australia.htsgw.metric.66.cc23
T south australia.htsgw.metric.90.cc23
T south australia.htsgw.metric.114.cc23
T south australia.htsgw.metric.138.cc23
T south australia.htsgw.metric.162.cc23
T south australia.htsgw.metric.186.cc23
T south australia.htsgw.metric.210.cc23
T south australia.htsgw.metric.234.cc23
T south australia.htsgw.metric.258.cc23
T south australia.htsgw.metric.282.cc23
2.1
SW
2.2
SW
1.9
SW
1.7
SW
1.6
SW
1.1
SW
1.1
SW
1
SW
0.8
SW
0.9
SW
1.7
SSW
1.8
SW
2
SW
1.9
SW
1.8
SW
1.6
SW
1.4
SW
1.3
SW
1.2
SW
0.7
SW
1.6
SW
1.9
SW
1.8
SW
1.6
SW
1.3
SW
1.2
SW
1
SW
0.8
SW
0.7
SW
0.6
SW
0.6
SW
0.6
SW
0.6
SW
0.9
SW
1.1
SW
1.4
SW
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176019451280102187240445833618124422010942195180913819707366094663861516221619041232746549355208168140171127140350398680
30
SSW
25
SSE
20
SE
15
E
20
SE
20
E
20
NNE
10
W
10
N
35
SSE
35
S
20
SSE
15
S
15
SSW
20
SSE
15
SSE
20
SE
10
SE
10
NE
15
SSE
15
ESE
20
E
15
SE
20
E
20
NNE
10
E
15
NE
20
NNE
15
N
10
NNE
10
N
10
S
10
ESE
10
ESE
20
SSE
20
SE
oncross-
on
crosscross-
off
crosscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
on
cross-
off
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
crosscrosscrossoffcross-
on
cross-
off
cross-
off
crosscross-
off
offcross-
off
offoffcross-
off
offcross-
off
cross-
on
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
on
cross
11:56AM
1.24
11:54PM
1.00
12:12PM
1.33
12:12AM
1.00
12:30PM
1.39
12:29AM
0.98
12:49PM
1.42
12:47AM
0.96
1:09PM
1.42
1:05AM
0.92
1:32PM
1.39
1:24AM
0.86
1:58PM
1.33
1:43AM
0.78
2:26PM
1.24
1:58AM
0.68
3:00PM
1.11
1:49AM
0.57
3:46PM
0.94
8:20PM
0.84
11:16AM
0.72
9:55PM
0.92
6:10PM
0.12
5:48AM
0.02
6:30PM
0.08
6:02AM
-0.01
6:51PM
0.06
6:18AM
-0.03
7:12PM
0.07
6:35AM
-0.04
7:34PM
0.10
6:53AM
-0.02
7:59PM
0.16
7:13AM
0.02
8:28PM
0.24
7:31AM
0.09
9:05PM
0.35
7:45AM
0.19
10:06PM
0.48
7:38AM
0.31
5:43AM
0.37
4:35AM
0.30
3:59PM
0.55

Note: the tide data above is for Backdoors which is 1 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for Caves.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph
Offshore winds at Caves blow from the NE

Monday
10
Tuesday
11
Wednesday
12
Thursday
13
Friday
14
Saturday
15
Sunday
16
Monday
17
Tuesday
18
Wednesday
19
Thursday
20
Friday
21
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rain showers
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
cloudy
partially cloudy
cloudy
cloudy
partially cloudy
rain showers
partially cloudy
clear
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
cloudy
cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
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7:15--7:16--7:16--7:16--7:18--7:18--7:18--7:20--7:20--7:20--7:22--7:22--
-5:52--5:52--5:51--5:50--5:49--5:49--5:47--5:47--5:46--5:45--5:45--5:45-

Short Range Forecast: Light rain (total 3mm), mostly falling on Mon morning. Warm (max 20°C on Wed afternoon, min 13°C on Tue night). Winds decreasing (fresh winds from the SSW on Mon morning, light winds from the ENE by Wed night).

Days 3-6 Weather Summary Some drizzle, heaviest during Fri night. Very mild (max 17°C on Thu morning, min 14°C on Thu night). Winds decreasing (fresh winds from the S on Thu morning, light winds from the ENE by Sat night).

Days 6-9 Weather Summary Mostly dry. Warm (max 20°C on Tue afternoon, min 12°C on Mon morning). Wind will be generally light.

Long Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Warm (max 20°C on Wed afternoon, min 15°C on Wed morning). Wind will be generally light.

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Information about the Caves Surf forecast

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

Are you planning a holiday in Nullarbor? If you are looking for accommodation near Caves, camping, hotels and holiday cottages in Nullarbor, consider staying in Thevenard which is 64 km (40 miles) away.