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Cactus ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 3.5

Overall: 3.4

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Cactus Spot ID

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Type: reef

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell SW | Wind ENE

Sea Temperature Today is: 15.4 °C

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Monday, 23 July 2018, 04:06 Local time
Monday 23
Wave (m) 1.0
Period (s) 14 17 17 17
Wind (km/h) 10
W 20
NNW 35
NNW 45
Wind State on cross cross cross-

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Cactus in Nullarbor is an exposed reef break that has reasonably consistent surf The best wind direction is from the east northeast. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the ideal swell direction is from the southwest. A left hand reef break. Best around mid tide. A fairly popluar wave that can sometimes get crowded Hazards include rocks, sharks and isolation.

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Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

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For Backdoors, 1 km from Cactus.

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Live Weather:

At Ceduna Airport, 68 km from Cactus.


Air temperature
12.1 °C

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  • The nearest passenger airport to Cactus is Woomera Airport (UMR) in Australia, which is 378 km (235 miles) away (directly).
  • The second closest airport to Cactus is Adelaide International Airport (ADL), also in Australia, 604 km (375 miles) away.
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