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Back Beach ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.3
Consistency of Surf: 3.3
Difficulty Level: 2.7
Wind and Kite Surfing: 3.5
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.2

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Back Beach Spot ID

Lancelin, Back Beach photo

Back Beach

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Type: beach

Reliability: consistent

Best: Swell SW | Wind NE

Sea Temperature Today is: 22.2 °C

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Friday, 22 March 2019, 16:45 Local time
Friday 22Sat
Wave (m) 2.0
Period (s) 13 9 9 9
Wind (km/h) 40
SSE 40
SSE 35
SSE 30
Wind State cross-
cross cross

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Back Beach in the Perth Area is an exposed beach break that has reliable surf, although summer tends to be mostly flat. Offshore winds blow from the northeast. Clean groundswells prevail and the optimum swell angle is from the southwest. Waves at the beach are both lefts and rights. The quality of the surf isn't affected by the tide. When it's working here, it can get crowded. Hazards include rips and locals.

Western-Australia wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Lancelin, 4 km from Back Beach.

IS AT (local time)

Back Beach Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At GinginAero, 79 km from Back Beach.

moderate winds from the SE

Air temperature
30.2 °C

Current weather near Back Beach

Overall Back Beach Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in March

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Town and city forecasts close to Back Beach:

  • Closest city location
    78 mi
  • Second closest city location
    94 mi
  • Third closest city location
    95 mi
  • Fourth closest city location
    96 mi
  • Fifth closest city location
    112 mi


  • The nearest passenger airport to Back Beach is Perth International Airport (PER) in Australia, which is 129 km (80 miles) away (directly).
  • The second closest airport to Back Beach is Perth Jandakot Airport (JAD), also in Australia, 140 km (87 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Back Beach, WA - Perth City. Use the tab navigation above to view Back Beach sea temperature, Back Beach photographs, Back Beach detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Back Beach webcams, current wind from WA - Perth City live weather stations and Back Beach 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 Back Beach.