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The Cave ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.0

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Surf Report Feed

The Cave Surf Guide

The Cave in SE is an exposed point/rivermouth break that does not work very often Ideal winds are from the north northwest. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the ideal swell angle is from the south. Unlikely to be too crowded, even when the surf is up. Take care of the strong rips here.

The Cave Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon point  redPoint/rivermouthIcon  s33.0
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
inconsistent
28.5°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing The Cave:

The best conditions reported for surf at The Cave occur when a South swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the North-northwest.

Surf Forecasts:

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

novemberBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing The Cave with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of November. Clean surfable waves are typically found 52% of the time in November while 37% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 11% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
52%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
37%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
11%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore The Cave Location Map

Interactive The Cave 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 nearest passenger airport to The Cave is Amparai (Galoya) Airport (GOY) in Sri Lanka, which is 92 km (57 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to The Cave is Colombo Ratmalana Airport (RML), also in Sri Lanka, 205 km (127 miles) away.

Icon breakBreak
Icon legend buoysLive Wave Height (m)
Icon legend windLive Wind Speed (km/h)
Please note that some surf spot locations are approximate to protect their exact location while others are not shown at close zoom level.
The Cave Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Tuesday, 2 March 2021, 06:21 Local Time
Tuesday 02
8:30AM11:30AM2:30PM5:30PM
Wave (m) 0.9
SSW
0.9
SSW
0.9
SSW
0.9
SSW
Period (s) 14 14 13 13
Wind (km/h) 15
NNE 25
NE 25
NE 25
NE
Wind State cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off

Swell History at The Cave

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

Wind History at The Cave

Wind stats for The Cave, 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 The Cave. Click below to view there surf guides.

    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s33.3
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    12km away
    • Icon point  redPoint
    • Icon  s33.2
    Reliability: inconsistent
    15km away
    • Icon point  redPoint
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    35km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach
    • Icon  s32.7
    Reliability: inconsistent
    35km away
    • Icon pointPoint
    • Icon  s33.1
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    39km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To The Cave: