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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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  1. weather stationWind Update Wind reports 68 km away suggest it is still onshore at Cactus (fresh winds from the WSW at Ceduna Airport). 1.4m 8 s period swell from S with 1.5m 14 s period wind swell from SSW
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Cactus Surf Forecast / SA – Nullarbor / Australia

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 9 am Tuesday 16 Oct 2018 ACDT

Cactus surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.

Today's Cactus sea temperature is 16.3 °C (Statistics for 16 Oct 1981-2005 - mean: 16.2 max: 17.3 min: 15.2 °C)

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Swell
Height Map See all maps
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
1.7
SW
0.8
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1.2
SSW
1
SW
1.1
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1
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0.9
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0.6
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Period(s) (?)1514917161514141567141414131212161414141314
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
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Energy(?)125427819958758745330524817113935286588593863229227394034671850362042434529
Wind
(km/h)
25
SW
25
SSW
15
S
15
SSE
20
SSE
20
E
20
NE
20
N
50
NNE
40
W
35
SW
20
SW
10
SW
20
S
15
ENE
20
N
5
WNW
20
ENE
30
SSW
40
SSW
30
SSW
30
S
30
SSE
Wind State(?)cross-
on
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High Tide
/ height (m)

2:34PM
0.81
3:29AM
0.98

2:10PM
0.74
3:23AM
0.84
12:54PM
0.73

2:14AM
0.74
11:57AM
0.83

12:55AM
0.77
11:55AM
0.95

12:33AM
0.88
12:10PM
1.06

12:36AM
1.02
12:29PM
1.14

12:48AM
1.15


Low Tide
/ height (m)


8:42PM
0.18
9:26AM
0.52

8:27PM
0.28
8:42AM
0.63

7:35PM
0.33
6:41AM
0.61
6:42PM
0.29

6:02AM
0.48
6:26PM
0.21

6:09AM
0.33
6:30PM
0.12

6:27AM
0.19
6:41PM
0.04

6:49AM
0.07

Note: the tide data above is for Backdoors which is 1 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for Cactus.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph

Offshore winds at Cactus blow from the ENE.
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Summary
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Rain (mm)
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High °C
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Low °C
1514131414121929181716141515142124211715131314
Chill °C (?)
1313111414112630271514131515142527231814131212
Sunrise
6:56--6:56--6:54--6:52--6:52--6:50--6:50--6:48-
Sunset
-7:50--7:51--7:52--7:52--7:52--7:53--7:54--7:54
Short Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Very warm air temperatures (max 30°C on Thu afternoon, min 12°C on Wed night). Winds increasing (light winds from the S on Tue night, near gales from the N by Thu night).Long Range Forecast:Some drizzle, heaviest during Mon night. Warm air temperatures (max 27°C on Sun afternoon, min 13°C on Mon night). Winds increasing (light winds from the WNW on Sun afternoon, strong winds from the SSW by Mon afternoon).

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Information about the Cactus Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for Cactus provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 7 days. A general guide to surfing at Cactus can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our Cactus 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 (Cactus) 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 Cactus 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 Cactus, camping, hotels and holiday cottages in Nullarbor, consider staying in Thevenard which is 63 km (39 miles) away.