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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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Cactus Spot ID

Cactus beach near ceduna photo


Photo credit: Peter dedman

Type: reef

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell SW | Wind ENE

Sea Temperature Today is: 18.9 °C

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Friday, 22 November 2019, 15:07 Local time
Friday 22
Wave (m) 1.1
Period (s) 12 12 13 16
Wind (km/h) 20
SSW 30
SSW 25
S 15
Wind State cross-

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Cactus in Nullarbor is an exposed reef break that has reasonably consistent surf The best wind direction is from the east northeast. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the ideal swell direction is from the southwest. A left hand reef break. Best around mid tide. A fairly popluar wave that can sometimes get crowded Hazards include rocks, sharks and isolation.

South-Australia wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Backdoors, 1 km from Cactus.

IS AT (local time)

Cactus Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Ceduna Airport, 68 km from Cactus.

light winds from the SSW

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Current weather near Cactus

Overall Cactus Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in November

Surf stats for Cactus: see the swell variation by month.


Wind stats for Cactus: see the variation in direction and stength by month.

Cactus Location Maps

Cactus Location Map

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Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Cactus:

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Wave buoys nearest to Cactus:

Tide stations nearest to Cactus:

  • Closest tide station
    Port Eyre
    32 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    Saint Francis Island
    34 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    39 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    Blanche Port
    85 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    Pearson Island
    147 mi


  • The nearest passenger airport to Cactus is Woomera Airport (UMR) in Australia, which is 378 km (235 miles) away (directly).
  • The second closest airport to Cactus is Adelaide International Airport (ADL), also in Australia, 604 km (375 miles) away.
Cactus break location map and break info

This is the Surf-Forecast page for Cactus, SA - Nullarbor. Use the tab navigation above to view Cactus sea temperature, Cactus photographs, Cactus detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Cactus webcams, current wind from SA - Nullarbor live weather stations and Cactus tide predictions. The Australia swell maps link will open up the big picture showing Australia and the surrounding seas. These swell maps can be animated to show the different swell components, wave energy, wave period, wave heights, together with wind and weather forecasts, current weather and sea state observations from Australia wave-buoys, passing ships and coastal weather stations. Each of the forecast pages for this surf break feature a global and regional wavefinder tool to locate the best surf conditions in the area around Cactus.