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Forrest Caves (Phillip Island) Surf Forecast and Surf Reports

(Phillip Island, Australia)

Forrest Caves (Phillip Island) Surf Guide

Forrest Caves (Phillip Island) in Phillip Island is a fairly exposed beach and reef break that has quite reliable surf and can work at any time of the year. Ideal winds are from the northeast and there is no shelter here from cross shore breezes. Groundswells more frequent than windswells and the ideal swell direction is from the south southwest. The beach break offers both left and right hand waves as well as left and right hand reef breaks. Good surf at all stages of the tide. Rarely crowded here. Hazards include locals, sharks and rocks.

Forrest Caves (Phillip Island) Spot Info

Icon beach  redBeach and reefIcon  s0
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
16.2°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Forrest Caves (Phillip Island):

The best conditions reported for surf at Forrest Caves (Phillip Island) occur when a South-southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Northeast.

Surf Forecasts:

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

septemberBest Season: spring
The best time of year for surfing Forrest Caves (Phillip Island) with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Spring and most often the month of September. Clean surfable waves are typically found 12% of the time in September while 49% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 39% 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 Forrest Caves (Phillip Island) Location Map

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Forrest Caves (Phillip Island) Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Saturday, 8 May 2021, 22:59 Local Time
Wave (m) 0.9
Period (s) 15 17 16 17
Wind (km/h) 20
WSW 15
SW 5
SW 5
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Swell History at Forrest Caves (Phillip Island)

Surf stats for Forrest Caves (Phillip Island), see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at Forrest Caves (Phillip Island)

Wind stats for Forrest Caves (Phillip Island), see the variation in direction and stength by month or season on the history page here.

Other Nearby Breaks Closest To:

Discover surf breaks near Forrest Caves (Phillip Island). Click below to view there surf guides.

    • Icon beachBeach and reef
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    2km away
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    • Icon  s33.0
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    2km away
    • Icon pointPoint
    • Icon  s33.2
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    2km away
    • Icon beachBeach
    • Icon  s33.0
    Reliability: very consistent
    3km away
    • Icon pointPoint
    • Icon  s43.6
    Reliability: consistent
    3km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To Forrest Caves (Phillip Island):