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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 Forecast / SA – Nullarbor / Australia

48hr Weather and Surf, issued 2 am Tuesday 11 May 2021 ACST
Forecast update in  hr  min  s Update imminent
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 18.3 °C (Statistics for 11 May 1981-2005 - mean: 18.5 max: 19.3 min: 16.9 °C)
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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 18.3 °C (Statistics for 11 May 1981-2005 - mean: 18.5 max: 19.3 min: 16.9 °C)

Eyeball surf reportRecent Eyeball Surf Reports for SA - Nullarbor

  1. weather stationWind Update Continuing clean conditions at Cactus (calm at Ceduna Airport 68 km from Cactus).

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How big are the waves at Cactus today?

The current surf forecast for Cactus at 9AM is: 1.6m 13s primary swell from a Southwest direction (forecast issued at 02:30am May 11). An open ocean swell of 0.1m 2s is not directed at the surf break. The wind direction is predicted to be cross-offshore and the swell rating is 4.

Time (ACST) & DateWave HeightWave Period
Morning (11 May)5ft (1.6m)13s
Afternoon (11 May)5ft (1.6m)14s
Evening (11 May)4.5ft (1.4m)13s

Table - waves today at Cactus. (Swell directed towards the surf break)

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Rating
(10 max)
Swell
Height Map
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
Period(s) (?)
Wave
Graph
(?)Metric surfscale
Energy (?)
Wind
(km/h)
Wind State (?)
onshore
cross-onshore
cross-shore
cross-offshore
offshore
glassy
High Tide
/ height (m)
Low Tide
/ height (m)
Summary
Rain (mm)
Temp. °C
Chill °C (?)
Sunrise
Sunset
Tuesday
11
Wednesday
12
Thursday
13
Friday
14
Saturday
15
Sunday
16
Monday
17
Tuesday
18
0AM3AM6AM9AM12PM3PM6PM9PM0AM3AM6AM9AM12PM3PM6PM9PM0AM3AM6AM9AM12PM3PM6PM9PM0AM3AM6AM9AM12PM3PM6PM9PM0AM3AM6AM9AM12PM3PM6PM9PM0AM3AM6AM9AM12PM3PM6PM9PM0AM3AM6AM9AM12PM3PM6PM9PM0AM3AM6AM9AM
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T south australia.htsgw.metric.30.cc23T south australia.htsgw.metric.36.cc23T south australia.htsgw.metric.48.cc23
T south australia.htsgw.metric.54.cc23T south australia.htsgw.metric.60.cc23T south australia.htsgw.metric.72.cc23
T south australia.htsgw.metric.78.cc23T south australia.htsgw.metric.84.cc23T south australia.htsgw.metric.96.cc23
T south australia.htsgw.metric.102.cc23T south australia.htsgw.metric.108.cc23T south australia.htsgw.metric.120.cc23
T south australia.htsgw.metric.126.cc23T south australia.htsgw.metric.132.cc23T south australia.htsgw.metric.144.cc23
T south australia.htsgw.metric.150.cc23T south australia.htsgw.metric.156.cc23T south australia.htsgw.metric.168.cc23
T south australia.htsgw.metric.174.cc23T south australia.htsgw.metric.180.cc23T south australia.htsgw.metric.192.cc23
1.9
SW
1.8
SW
1.8
SW
1.6
SW
1.6
SW
1.6
SW
1.4
SW
1.4
SW
1.4
SSW
1.1
SW
1.1
SW
1.1
SW
1.1
SW
1
SW
0.9
SW
0.9
SW
0.8
SW
0.8
SW
0.7
SW
1.1
SSW
1.5
SSW
1.6
SSW
1.6
SSW
1.1
SW
1.8
SW
1.7
SW
1.6
SW
2
SW
1.9
SW
1.8
SW
1.8
SW
1.8
SW
1.8
SW
1.8
SW
1.8
SW
1.7
SW
1.7
SW
1.6
SW
1.6
SW
1.6
SW
1.5
SW
1.4
SW
1.4
SW
1.3
SW
1.3
SW
1.3
SW
1.2
SW
1
SW
1.6
SW
1.7
SW
1.8
SW
1.8
SW
1.9
SW
1.9
SW
1.8
SW
1.8
SW
1.7
SW
1.6
SW
1.6
SW
1.5
SW
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20
SE
15
SE
20
SE
20
ESE
20
SE
20
SE
20
SE
20
ESE
20
E
20
ENE
20
NE
20
NNE
15
N
10
WSW
10
S
5
E
10
N
10
WNW
15
W
35
S
35
S
35
SSW
30
S
30
SSE
20
SSE
20
SSE
15
S
15
S
15
SSW
20
SW
25
S
20
S
25
SSE
25
SSE
25
SSE
25
SSE
20
SSE
25
SSE
20
SE
20
SE
15
SE
15
ESE
10
ENE
10
ENE
5
SE
15
SSE
15
SSE
10
SE
10
SE
5
ESE
10
NE
15
NE
10
ENE
10
SE
15
SE
15
ESE
20
E
15
ENE
15
NE
20
NNE
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
offoffcross-
off
cross-
off
oncross-
on
glasscross-
off
cross-
on
oncross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
crosscrosscrosscrosscross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
crosscrosscrosscrosscrosscrosscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
offoffcross-
off
crosscrosscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
offoffcross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
offoffoffcross-
off
11:54PM
1.00
12:12PM
1.33
12:12AM
1.00
12:30PM
1.39
12:29AM
0.98
12:49PM
1.42
12:47AM
0.96
1:09PM
1.42
1:05AM
0.92
1:32PM
1.39
1:24AM
0.86
1:58PM
1.33
1:43AM
0.78
2:26PM
1.24
1:58AM
0.68
5:48AM
0.02
6:30PM
0.08
6:02AM
-0.01
6:51PM
0.06
6:18AM
-0.03
7:12PM
0.07
6:35AM
-0.04
7:34PM
0.10
6:53AM
-0.02
7:59PM
0.16
7:13AM
0.02
8:28PM
0.24
7:31AM
0.09
9:05PM
0.35
7:45AM
0.19

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

Tuesday
11
Wednesday
12
Thursday
13
Friday
14
Saturday
15
Sunday
16
Monday
17
Tuesday
18
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clear
clear
clear
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clear
clear
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clear
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clear
clear
partially cloudy
cloudy
cloudy
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cloudy
cloudy
cloudy
cloudy
cloudy
light rain
partially cloudy
cloudy
clear
cloudy
cloudy
cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
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clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
cloudy
cloudy
cloudy
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