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Back Wash

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Type: beach

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell S | Wind N

Sea Temperature Today is: 29.0 °C

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Thursday, 13 December 2018, 09:03 Local time
Thursday 13
Wave (m) 0.6
Period (s) 17 16 16 16
Wind (km/h) 0
WSW 10
SSE 20
S 15
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Back Wash in Benin - Bight of Benin is an exposed beach break that has quite reliable surf. Winter and spring are the best times of year to visit. Offshore winds are from the north. Waves just as likely from local windswells as from distant groundswells and the ideal swell angle is from the south. Best around mid tide. The location means that it never gets crowded. Watch out for Rips.

Benin wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

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Back Wash Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Cotonou/Cadjehoun Airport, 14 km from Back Wash.

light winds from the N

Mist -
Air temperature
27 °C

Current weather near Back Wash

Overall Back Wash Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in December

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Back Wash Location Maps

Back Wash Location Map

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Tide stations nearest to Back Wash:

  • Closest tide station
    29 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    44 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    45 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    63 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    72 mi
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Town and city forecasts close to Back Wash:

  • Closest city location
    11 mi
  • Second closest city location
    11 mi
  • Third closest city location
    19 mi
  • Fourth closest city location
    25 mi
  • Fifth closest city location
    31 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to Back Wash is Cotonou Cadjehoun Airport (COO) in Benin, which is 16 km (10 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Back Wash is Lome Tokoin Airport (LFW) in Togo, 111 km (69 miles) away.
  • The third closest airport is Lagos Murtala Muhammed Airport (LOS) in Nigeria, 122 km (76 miles) away.
Back Wash break location map and break info

This is the Surf-Forecast page for Back Wash, Bight of Benin. Use the tab navigation above to view Back Wash sea temperature, Back Wash photographs, Back Wash detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Back Wash webcams, current wind from Bight of Benin live weather stations and Back Wash tide predictions. The Benin swell maps link will open up the big picture showing Benin 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 Benin 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 Wash.