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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 Continuing clean conditions at Cactus (calm at Ceduna Airport 68 km from Cactus). 1.0m 17 s period swell from SW
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Cactus Surf Forecast / SA – Nullarbor / Australia

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 8 pm Sunday 22 Apr 2018 ACST

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 20.7 °C (Statistics for 22 Apr 1981-2005 - mean: 19.0 max: 19.8 min: 18.0 °C)

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Swell
Height Map See all maps
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
0.9
SW
0.7
SW
0.8
SW
0.6
SW
0.6
SW
0.6
SW
0.9
SW
1
SW
0.5
SW
0.4
SW
0.8
SSW
1.1
SW
1.4
SW
1.2
SW
1.2
SSW
0.9
SSW
0.8
SSW
0.8
SSW
1
SW
1.2
SW
1.4
SSW
1.2
SW
1.2
SW
Period(s) (?)1716161514141313131212161515141414141518171616
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
(?)
Energy(?)41427429518616416429933178521566258496315613522432294249471146786767
Wind
(km/h)
15
ENE
20
NNW
25
NW
15
SW
5
ESE
20
S
15
SE
10
SE
20
SSW
15
SE
20
E
20
SSE
25
ESE
20
ENE
15
SE
20
E
15
NE
20
SSE
25
ESE
20
NE
20
SE
20
ESE
15
ENE
Wind State(?)offcrosscrossoncross-
off
cross-
on
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
on
cross-
off
cross-
off
crosscross-
off
offcross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
crosscross-
off
offcross-
off
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off
off
High Tide
/ height (m)
12:39AM
0.73

2:18PM
0.88
11:45PM
0.78

1:26PM
0.78
11:16PM
0.85
12:25PM
0.78

11:17PM
0.92
11:55AM
0.88

11:29PM
0.97
11:50AM
1.00

11:40PM
1.00
11:57AM
1.12

11:53PM
1.02
12:11PM
1.23

12:08AM
1.02

Low Tide
/ height (m)

7:10AM
0.20

7:27PM
0.66
6:37AM
0.25
6:05PM
0.61

6:06AM
0.26
5:32PM
0.49

5:48AM
0.24
5:33PM
0.36

5:40AM
0.19
5:48PM
0.25

5:44AM
0.13
6:05PM
0.17

5:52AM
0.07
6:24PM
0.11


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
clearsome cloudssome cloudsrain shwrsclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclear
Rain (mm)
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High °C
2526282522211920191919191821231923231923232021
Low °C
2325281920191819191818181717201919201820212021
Chill °C (?)
2526282522211920191919191721231923231923232021
Sunrise
-7:03--7:05--7:05--7:05--7:07--7:07--7:07--7:09
Sunset
--6:07--6:07--6:05--6:04--6:02--6:01--6:00--
Short Range Forecast: Light rain (total 2mm), mostly falling on Mon night. Warm air temperatures (max 28°C on Mon afternoon, min 18°C on Tue night). Wind will be generally light.Long Range Forecast:Mostly dry. Warm air temperatures (max 23°C on Fri afternoon, min 17°C on Thu night). Wind will be generally light.

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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.