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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 pm Thursday 15 Apr 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 19.2 °C (Statistics for 15 Apr 1981-2005 - mean: 19.2 max: 19.9 min: 17.8 °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 19.2 °C (Statistics for 15 Apr 1981-2005 - mean: 19.2 max: 19.9 min: 17.8 °C)

Eyeball surf reportRecent Eyeball Surf Reports for SA - Nullarbor

  1. weather stationWind Update Continuing clean conditions at Caves (light winds from the N 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 Friday (Apr 16) at 6AM. The primary swell is predicted to be 1.4m and 12s period with a secondary swell of 0.4m and 12s. The wind is predicted to be cross-onshore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Caves in the next 12 days are 2.5m 18s and forecast to arrive on Thursday (Apr 22) 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 0.1m 2s period and expected on Sunday (Apr 18) at 9AM.

Wave TypeTime (ACST) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+) 6AM (Fri 16th Apr)4.5ft (1.4m) 12s
Best Surf12AM (Fri 23rd Apr)8ft (2.5m) 16s
Most Powerful12PM (Thu 22nd Apr)8ft (2.5m) 18s

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
Friday
16
Saturday
17
Sunday
18
Monday
19
Tuesday
20
Wednesday
21
Thursday
22
Friday
23
Saturday
24
Sunday
25
Monday
26
Tue
27
NightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPM
431321233342322420034650442250301242
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T south australia.htsgw.metric.24.cc23
T south australia.htsgw.metric.48.cc23
T south australia.htsgw.metric.72.cc23
T south australia.htsgw.metric.96.cc23
T south australia.htsgw.metric.120.cc23
T south australia.htsgw.metric.144.cc23
T south australia.htsgw.metric.168.cc23
T south australia.htsgw.metric.192.cc23
T south australia.htsgw.metric.216.cc23
T south australia.htsgw.metric.240.cc23
T south australia.htsgw.metric.264.cc23
T south australia.htsgw.metric.288.cc23
1.6
SW
1.4
SW
1.3
SW
1.5
SSW
1.2
SW
1
SSW
0.8
SSW
0.9
SSW
1.4
SW
1.3
SW
1.3
SW
1.3
SW
1.1
SW
1.1
SW
1.3
SW
1.4
SW
1.3
SW
1.6
SW
1.8
SW
2.3
SW
2.5
SW
2.5
SW
2.3
SW
2.1
SW
1.8
SW
1.6
SW
1.4
SW
1.4
SW
1.8
SW
1.7
SW
1.6
SW
1.4
SSW
1.1
SW
0.6
SW
1.1
SW
1.2
SW
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7725804481083414400210419844696562562457444618633529821114419984334341725131801127185969055812851073867598325222655728
10
SSW
15
SSE
20
SSE
15
SSE
10
SSE
20
SSE
15
SSE
5
NE
15
SSE
5
SE
10
NNW
20
SSW
5
WSW
10
WNW
15
SW
5
N
20
W
30
WSW
20
SW
20
S
20
SSE
15
ESE
15
ENE
25
SSE
15
SE
10
ESE
20
S
20
SE
10
SSE
20
SSW
15
S
20
SSW
20
S
15
SSE
10
E
20
SSE
oncross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
crosscross-
on
crossglasscross-
on
crosscross-
off
ononcross-
on
onglasscross-
on
ononcross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
on
crosscross-
off
cross-
on
crosscross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
off
cross-
on
1:24AM
1.04
1:47PM
1.37
1:39AM
0.98
2:07PM
1.31
1:52AM
0.88
2:30PM
1.21
1:57AM
0.77
2:53PM
1.08
1:30AM
0.66
3:12PM
0.91
2:09PM
0.73
10:13PM
0.89
12:00PM
0.74
10:44PM
1.05
11:41AM
0.87
11:15PM
1.16
11:48AM
1.02
11:44PM
1.21
12:05PM
1.17
12:11AM
1.18
12:24PM
1.30
12:33AM
1.10
12:44PM
1.39
7:19AM
-0.06
8:03PM
0.12
7:34AM
-0.02
8:26PM
0.21
7:47AM
0.06
8:50PM
0.34
7:55AM
0.15
9:17PM
0.51
7:40AM
0.25
6:31AM
0.29
4:46PM
0.71
5:37AM
0.22
4:39PM
0.51
5:33AM
0.12
5:06PM
0.31
5:44AM
0.05
5:37PM
0.15
5:58AM
0.02
6:08PM
0.03
6:12AM
0.01
6:38PM
-0.02
6:24AM
0.01

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

Friday
16
Saturday
17
Sunday
18
Monday
19
Tuesday
20
Wednesday
21
Thursday
22
Friday
23
Saturday
24
Sunday
25
Monday
26
Tue
27
NightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPM
rain showers
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
cloudy
cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
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-6:58--6:58--7:00--7:01--7:01--7:01--7:03--7:03--7:03--7:05--7:05--7:05-
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Short Range Forecast: Some drizzle, heaviest during Thu night. Very mild (max 18°C on Thu night, min 16°C on Fri night). Wind will be generally light.

Days 3-6 Weather Summary Mostly dry. Very mild (max 19°C on Tue afternoon, min 15°C on Sun night). Wind will be generally light.

Days 6-9 Weather Summary Mostly dry. Very mild (max 18°C on Wed night, min 14°C on Thu night). Wind will be generally light.

Long Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Very mild (max 17°C on Sun morning, min 15°C on Mon night). 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.