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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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The Cave Surf Forecast / East / Sri Lanka

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 4 am Friday 26 Feb 2021 IST
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The Cave surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's The Cave sea temperature is 28.2 °C (Statistics for 26 Feb 1981-2005 - mean: 28.4 max: 29.3 min: 27.4 °C)
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The Cave surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's The Cave sea temperature is 28.2 °C (Statistics for 26 Feb 1981-2005 - mean: 28.4 max: 29.3 min: 27.4 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update Continuing clean conditions at The Cave (calm at Pottuvil 43 km from The Cave). 0.6m 13 s period swell from SSW

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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for The Cave this week:

The surf forecast for The Cave over the next 7 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Friday (Feb 26) at 8PM. The primary swell is predicted to be 0.5m and 14s period with a secondary swell of 0.4m and 9s. The wind is predicted to be glassy as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at The Cave in the next 7 days are 1.4m 14s and forecast to arrive on Thursday (Mar 04) at 8AM. Winds are predicted to be cross-shore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 0.6m 4s period and expected on Monday (Mar 01) at 11PM.

Wave TypeTime (IST) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+) 8PM (Fri 26th Feb)1.5ft (0.5m) 14s
Best Surf11AM (Wed 3rd Mar)4ft (1.2m) 14s
Most Powerful 8AM (Thu 4th Mar)4.5ft (1.4m) 14s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for The Cave over the next 7 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
26
Saturday
27
Sunday
28
Monday
01
Tuesday
02
Wednesday
03
Thursday
04
Fri
05
AMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPM
00201321312332342423444
T maldives.htsgw.metric.18.cc23
T maldives.htsgw.metric.42.cc23
T maldives.htsgw.metric.66.cc23
T maldives.htsgw.metric.90.cc23
T maldives.htsgw.metric.114.cc23
T maldives.htsgw.metric.138.cc23
T maldives.htsgw.metric.162.cc23
T maldives.htsgw.metric.180.cc23
0.5
SSW
0.4
SSW
0.5
SSW
0.4
SSW
0.5
S
0.5
SSW
0.6
SSW
0.8
SSW
0.9
SSW
0.9
SSW
0.9
SSW
0.9
SSW
1
SSE
1.1
SSE
1.1
SSE
1.2
SSE
1.2
SSE
1.3
SSE
1.4
SSE
1.4
SSE
1.4
SSE
1.3
SSE
1.3
SSE
1212141411191817161514141314141414141414141414
89561057163205243313344334325273326415427519557678767778756606589
15
E
10
ENE
10
NW
15
ESE
10
E
10
N
15
ENE
20
ENE
10
N
20
ENE
20
NE
10
N
20
NE
20
NE
10
N
15
NE
20
ENE
5
NE
15
ENE
15
ENE
10
N
10
N
10
ENE
crosscrossoffcross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
off
crosscrosscross-
off
crosscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
offcross-
off
crosscross-
off
crosscrosscross-
off
offcross-
off
4:22PM
0.22
3:30AM
0.19
4:40PM
0.23
3:55AM
0.18
4:57PM
0.23
4:17AM
0.17
5:13PM
0.23
4:35AM
0.15
5:25PM
0.22
4:46AM
0.13
5:31PM
0.21
4:43AM
0.12
5:23PM
0.19
4:10AM
0.11
9:37AM
-0.01
10:11PM
0.08
9:55AM
-0.01
10:39PM
0.07
10:11AM
0.00
11:06PM
0.07
10:23AM
0.01
11:32PM
0.07
10:31AM
0.03
11:56PM
0.08
10:30AM
0.05
12:14AM
0.09
10:13AM
0.06
12:22AM
0.10
9:35AM
0.07

Note: the tide data above is calculated at the surf break location.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph
Offshore winds at The Cave blow from the NNW

Friday
26
Saturday
27
Sunday
28
Monday
01
Tuesday
02
Wednesday
03
Thursday
04
Fri
05
AMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPM
clear
clear
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
clear
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clearclearsome cloudsclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearsome cloudsclearclearsome cloudssome clouds
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2828272727262728262728262828262728272828262627
2627242527232527232527232527232527252727242627
2828272727262728262728262828262728272828262627
6:16--6:16--6:15--6:15--6:15--6:13--6:13--6:13-
-6:15--6:15--6:15--6:15--6:15--6:15--6:15--6:15

Short Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Warm air temperatures (max 28°C on Fri morning, min 23°C on Sat night). Wind will be generally light.

Long Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Warm air temperatures (max 28°C on Tue morning, min 23°C on Mon night). Wind will be generally light.

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Information about the The Cave Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for The Cave provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 7 days. A general guide to surfing at The Cave can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our The Cave 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 (The Cave) 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 The Cave 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.

The Cave is 78 km (48 miles) from Hambantota. If you plan a holiday in East Sri Lanka, look for hotels and other accommodation in Hambantota. Hambantota has rooms for a wide range of budgets as well as car hire and transport links.