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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

12 Day Weather and Surf, issued 8 pm Sunday 09 May 2021 ACST
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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 09 May 1981-2005 - mean: 18.5 max: 19.5 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 09 May 1981-2005 - mean: 18.5 max: 19.5 min: 16.9 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update The wind is still cross-on at Cactus (light winds from the W at Ceduna Airport 68 km from Cactus).

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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for Cactus this week:

The surf forecast for Cactus over the next 12 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Monday (May 10) at 3PM. The primary swell is predicted to be 2.2m and 14s period. The wind is predicted to be cross-shore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Cactus in the next 12 days are 1.9m 17s and forecast to arrive on Friday (May 14) at 9AM. Winds are predicted to be cross-shore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 0.4m 3s period and expected on Wednesday (May 12) at 3AM.

Wave TypeTime (ACST) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+) 3PM (Mon 10th May)7ft (2.2m) 14s
Best Surf12AM (Tue 11th May)6ft (1.9m) 13s
Most Powerful 9AM (Fri 14th May)6ft (1.9m) 17s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for Cactus over the next 12 days.

Updates in  hr  min  s Update imminent
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)
High °C
Low °C
Chill °C (?)
Sunrise
Sunset
Monday
10
Tuesday
11
Wednesday
12
Thursday
13
Friday
14
Saturday
15
Sunday
16
Monday
17
Tuesday
18
Wednesday
19
Thursday
20
Fri
21
NightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPM
002554433212043322222555544323222221
T south australia.htsgw.metric.6.cc23
T south australia.htsgw.metric.24.cc23
T south australia.htsgw.metric.48.cc23
T south australia.htsgw.metric.72.cc23
T south australia.htsgw.metric.96.cc23
T south australia.htsgw.metric.120.cc23
T south australia.htsgw.metric.144.cc23
T south australia.htsgw.metric.168.cc23
T south australia.htsgw.metric.192.cc23
T south australia.htsgw.metric.216.cc23
T south australia.htsgw.metric.240.cc23
T south australia.htsgw.metric.264.cc23
T south australia.htsgw.metric.288.cc23
1.8
SW
2.1
SW
2.2
SW
1.9
SW
1.7
SW
1.6
SW
1.3
SSW
1.1
SW
1
SW
0.8
SW
0.7
SW
1.7
SSW
1.1
SW
1.9
SW
1.8
SW
1.7
SW
1.6
SW
1.5
SW
1.3
SW
1.2
SW
0.7
SW
1.6
SW
1.8
SW
1.8
SW
1.8
SW
1.6
SW
1.3
SW
1.1
SW
0.9
SW
0.9
SW
0.7
SW
0.7
SW
0.7
SW
0.6
SW
0.6
SW
0.6
SW
151514131314141313121215131716151414131319181817161514141313131413131312
14741881194512801021872607458336181144122038620681675127197082560946639216102065201815521062716410295249168203176142130118
20
W
30
SSW
25
SSE
15
SE
15
ESE
20
SE
20
E
20
NNE
10
SW
5
NNE
15
WSW
35
SSE
25
SSE
15
SSE
15
SSW
20
SSE
20
SSE
20
SSE
15
SSE
15
SSE
15
SSE
20
SE
15
E
15
SE
20
E
20
NE
10
NE
20
NE
20
NNE
15
N
15
NNE
20
N
0
SSE
15
NE
15
N
10
SSE
cross-
on
cross-
on
crosscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
onglassoncrosscrosscrosscross-
on
crosscrosscrosscrosscrosscrosscross-
off
offcross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
offcross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
glasscross-
off
cross-
off
cross
11:35PM
0.99
11:56AM
1.24
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
3:00PM
1.11
1:49AM
0.57
3:46PM
0.94
8:20PM
0.84
11:16AM
0.72
5:34AM
0.07
6:10PM
0.12
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
10:06PM
0.48
7:38AM
0.31
5:43AM
0.37
4:35AM
0.30
3:59PM
0.55

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

Monday
10
Tuesday
11
Wednesday
12
Thursday
13
Friday
14
Saturday
15
Sunday
16
Monday
17
Tuesday
18
Wednesday
19
Thursday
20
Fri
21
NightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPM
rain showers
rain showers
clear
partially cloudy
cloudy
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
cloudy
cloudy
clear
rain showers
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
clear
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-7:15--7:16--7:16--7:16--7:18--7:18--7:18--7:20--7:20--7:20--7:22--7:22-
--5:52--5:52--5:51--5:50--5:49--5:49--5:47--5:47--5:46--5:45--5:45--5:45

Short Range Forecast: Light rain (total 3mm), mostly falling on Sun night. Very mild (max 19°C on Wed afternoon, min 13°C on Tue night). Winds decreasing (fresh winds from the SSW on Mon morning, light winds from the SW by Wed afternoon).

Days 3-6 Weather Summary Some drizzle, heaviest during Fri night. Very mild (max 18°C on Thu morning, min 14°C on Thu night). Winds increasing (calm on Wed night, fresh winds from the SSE by Thu afternoon).

Days 6-9 Weather Summary Mostly dry. Warm (max 20°C on Tue afternoon, min 13°C on Mon morning). Wind will be generally light.

Long Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Warm (max 21°C on Wed afternoon, min 14°C on Wed morning). 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 12 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.