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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 The wind is still cross-off at Cactus (light winds from the NNE at Ceduna Airport 68 km from Cactus). 2.0m 14 s period swell from SSW
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Cactus Surf Forecast / SA – Nullarbor / Australia

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 2 am Saturday 21 Jul 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 15.6 °C (Statistics for 21 Jul 1981-2005 - mean: 16.3 max: 17.1 min: 15.4 °C)

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Swell
Height Map See all maps
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
1.5
SSW
1.3
SSW
0.9
SSW
0.6
SSW
1
NW
0.9
SW
1.4
W
3
WSW
3
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2.5
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2.5
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2.5
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2.3
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2
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1.7
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1.3
SSW
1.1
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1.3
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1.6
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1.4
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2
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2.2
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2.1
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Period(s) (?)141312121414179181820191817161615151514181817
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
(?)
Energy(?)81455324591251322611119150524498567744983123218714868015377571091776250329122437
Wind
(km/h)
35
N
25
NNW
35
NNE
45
N
30
WNW
5
S
35
WNW
45
W
20
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25
NW
20
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10
NNW
20
NNW
15
NNW
15
NNE
30
NW
20
SW
5
W
20
NW
25
WSW
15
W
15
WNW
20
NW
Wind State(?)cross-
off
crosscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
on
crosscross-
on
oncross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
crosscrosscrosscross-
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High Tide
/ height (m)

2:11PM
0.81

12:21PM
0.79


11:10AM
0.89

11:04PM
0.55
11:16AM
1.02

11:21PM
0.63
11:36AM
1.13

11:43PM
0.71
11:59AM
1.23

12:05AM
0.78
12:22PM
1.30

12:27AM
0.84


Low Tide
/ height (m)


9:43PM
0.37


9:30PM
0.45


6:46PM
0.46
3:56AM
0.40
6:16PM
0.37

4:40AM
0.31
6:23PM
0.28

5:13AM
0.22

6:38PM
0.21
5:41AM
0.15

6:55PM
0.16
6:07AM
0.08

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
1720182425201717151618151820191916151716151414
Low °C
1319161821171716131416151520181715141415141414
Chill °C (?)
1620172425201515131517141820191815151615141313
Sunrise
7:33--7:33--7:33--7:31--7:31--7:31--7:30--7:30-
Sunset
-5:53--5:54--5:55--5:55--5:57--5:57--5:58--5:59
Short Range Forecast: Light rain (total 4mm), mostly falling on Mon morning. Warm air temperatures (max 25°C on Sun afternoon, min 13°C on Sat morning). Mainly near gales.Long Range Forecast:Mostly dry. Warm air temperatures (max 20°C on Wed afternoon, min 14°C on Thu night). Winds decreasing (fresh winds from the NW on Thu morning, calm by Thu night).

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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.