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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 Surf Guide

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.

Cactus Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReefIcon  s33.4
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
18.9°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Cactus:

The best conditions reported for surf at Cactus occur when a Southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the East-northeast.

Surf Forecasts:

What's the best time of year to surf Cactus (for consistent clean waves)?

aprilBest Season: autumn
The best time of year for surfing Cactus with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Autumn and most often the month of April. Clean surfable waves are typically found 42% of the time in April while 58% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 0% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
42%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
58%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
0%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Cactus Location Map

Interactive Cactus surf break location map. View information about nearby surf breaks, their wave consistency and rating compared to other spots in the region. Current swell conditions from local buoys are shown along with live wind speed and direction from nearby weather stations. Click icons on the map for more detail. 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.

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Cactus Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Tuesday, 20 April 2021, 12:59 Local Time
Tuesday 20
12:30PM3:30PM6:30PM9:30PM
Wave (m) 1.7
SW
1.3
SW
1.5
SSW
1.6
SSW
Period (s) 13 13 13 12
Wind (km/h) 25
SW 20
S 25
SE 20
SE
Wind State on cross-
on
cross-
off
cross-
off

Swell History at Cactus

Surf stats for Cactus, see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at Cactus

Wind stats for Cactus, see the variation in direction and stength by month or season on the history page here.

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    • Icon  s33.3
    Reliability: inconsistent
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    • Icon  s33.0
    Reliability: consistent
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    • Icon  s43.8
    Reliability: consistent
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