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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 Offshore wind has become very light (light winds from the SE at Ceduna Airport 68 km from Cactus). Surf should be turning clean at Cactus. no significant swell
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Cactus Surf Forecast / SA – Nullarbor / Australia

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 3 am Wednesday 23 Jan 2019 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 21.7 °C (Statistics for 23 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 (?)
0.6
SW
0.6
SSW
0.5
SW
0.4
SSE
0.7
WSW
0.4
SW
0.4
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1.1
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1.3
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2.5
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2.4
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1.3
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1.4
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1.3
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1.2
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1.3
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1.3
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Period(s) (?)141313712121210131616151414131313131313131313
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
(?)
Energy(?)14711883161383939256527122933262665630530669649630615649572451506506
Wind
(km/h)
20
NNE
10
E
30
ENE
25
WNW
35
SSW
20
S
20
SW
20
SSW
15
SSE
25
SSW
25
SSW
25
SSE
20
SSE
20
S
15
SSE
10
SE
25
S
15
SE
15
ESE
25
S
20
SE
20
ESE
20
SE
Wind State(?)cross-
off
cross-
off
offcross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
crosscross-
on
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on
crosscrosscrosscrosscross-
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off
cross-
off
High Tide
/ height (m)

2:32PM
0.80
2:56AM
1.32

2:46PM
0.84
3:08AM
1.21

3:03PM
0.87
3:16AM
1.11

3:23PM
0.87
3:19AM
1.03

3:47PM
0.85
3:19AM
0.96

4:14PM
0.80
3:09AM
0.89

4:44PM
0.71
2:28AM
0.85


Low Tide
/ height (m)


8:13PM
0.05
9:23AM
0.22

8:33PM
0.10
9:29AM
0.24

8:51PM
0.18
9:35AM
0.24

9:07PM
0.28
9:44AM
0.23

9:20PM
0.39
9:55AM
0.24

9:23PM
0.51
10:04AM
0.28

8:47PM
0.62
9:56AM
0.34

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 cloudsclearclearrain shwrsrain shwrssome cloudsclearclearsome cloudsclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclear
Rain (mm)
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High °C
4242393530222120192020182020192121192322201821
Low °C
3939363524202020181919181920171920182121181821
Chill °C (?)
4242393530222120192020172020192121192322201721
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--8:40
Short Range Forecast: Light rain (total 6mm), mostly falling on Fri morning. Very warm air temperatures (max 42°C on Wed morning, min 18°C on Fri night). Mainly fresh winds.Long Range Forecast:Mostly dry. Warm air temperatures (max 23°C on Tue morning, min 17°C on Sun 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.