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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 Still cross-shore at Cactus (light winds from the SE at Ceduna Airport 68 km from Cactus). 1.6m 14 s period swell from SSW with 1.0m 5 s period wind swell from SSE
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Cactus Surf Forecast / SA – Nullarbor / Australia

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 9 pm Monday 22 Jan 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 21.0 °C (Statistics for 22 Jan 1981-2005 - mean: 19.7 max: 20.9 min: 18.6 °C)

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Swell
Height Map See all maps
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
0.9
SSW
0.9
SSW
1.1
SW
1.3
SSW
1.3
SSW
1.3
SSW
1.2
SSW
1.1
SW
1.2
SSW
0.9
SSW
0.9
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0.8
SSW
0.8
SSW
0.9
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0.8
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0.7
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0.6
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0.7
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1.5
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1.8
SW
1.9
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2
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2.1
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Period(s) (?)1413141414141414141514141312121113121313788
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
(?)
Energy(?)3233134316536826825454435634032932612292051671301301546991190335484531
Wind
(km/h)
30
SE
25
SE
25
SSE
20
SE
30
SE
25
SSE
20
SE
25
E
30
SSE
30
ESE
20
NE
20
N
5
SSW
15
ENE
15
SSE
25
SE
25
SSE
30
SSE
30
SSE
35
SSE
40
SSE
40
SE
40
SSE
Wind State(?)cross-
off
cross-
off
crosscross-
off
cross-
off
crosscross-
off
cross-
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crosscross-
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High Tide
/ height (m)
3:47AM
1.18

4:06PM
0.87
4:09AM
1.02

4:46PM
0.79
4:15AM
0.83

5:55PM
0.70
2:12AM
0.69


11:46PM
0.87
12:46PM
0.58

12:12AM
1.07
12:57PM
0.65

12:43AM
1.23
1:16PM
0.70

1:12AM
1.35

Low Tide
/ height (m)

10:15AM
0.19

9:49PM
0.29
10:41AM
0.29

10:13PM
0.46
10:58AM
0.39

10:12PM
0.66
10:05AM
0.48


7:20AM
0.38
5:07PM
0.46

7:23AM
0.24
5:52PM
0.34

7:44AM
0.14
6:26PM
0.24


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
2023232024242130302938413639402931292421211918
Low °C
1921221922222126272531413335322528252120201818
Chill °C (?)
2023232024242130302938413639402931292421211817
Sunrise
-6:54--6:54--6:56--6:56--6:58--6:58--6:58--7:00
Sunset
--8:45--8:44--8:44--8:43--8:43--8:42--8:40--
Short Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Very warm air temperatures (max 38°C on Fri morning, min 19°C on Mon night). Mainly fresh winds.Long Range Forecast:Some drizzle, heaviest during Mon night. Very warm air temperatures (max 41°C on Fri afternoon, min 18°C on Mon night). Winds increasing (calm on Fri night, strong winds from the SSE by Mon 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.