Backdoor ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.5
Consistency of Surf: 5.0
Difficulty Level: 3.5
Wind and Kite Surfing: 5.0
Crowds: 2.5

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Backdoor Surf Forecast and Surf Reports

(Ericeira, Portugal)

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Photo credit: Joao Nunes

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Photo credit: Joao Nunes

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Photo credit: Joao Nunes

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Photo credit: Joao Nunes

Backdoor Spot ID:

Type: reef

Reliability: very consistent

Best: Swell NW | Wind E

Sea Temperature Today is: 13.3 °C

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Tuesday, 31 March 2015, 12:20 Local time

Tuesday 31
10AM 1PM 4PM 7PM
Wave (m) 2.5
Period (s) 13 13 13 12
Wind (km/h) 65
N 65
N 65
N 65
Wind State cross cross cross cross

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Backdoor in Ericeira is an exposed reef break that has very consistent surf. Summer offers the best conditions for surfing. Works best in offshore winds from the east. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the optimum swell angle is from the northwest. Best around mid tide. It's sometimes crowded here. Beware of urchins,rocks,.

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Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Ericeira, 5 km from Backdoor.

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Backdoor Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Sintra Granja do Marques Airbase, 13 km from Backdoor.

moderate winds from the NNW

Air temperature
12.5 °C

Current weather near Backdoor

Overall Backdoor Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in March

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Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Backdoor:

  (click location name for more details)
Closest break Limipicos 1 mi
Second closest break Sao Juliao 1 mi
Third closest break The Reef 1 mi
Fourth closest break Foz do Lizandro 1 mi
Fifth closest break Malhadinha 1 mi

Wave buoys nearest to Backdoor:

Closest wave buoy Gascogne Ouest Arcachon Buoy 489 mi
Second closest wave buoy Brittany Buoy 594 mi
Third closest wave buoy Lion Buoy 775 mi
Fourth closest wave buoy Sevenstones Buoy 789 mi
Fifth closest wave buoy Channel Islands Buoy 823 mi

Tide stations nearest to Backdoor:

Closest tide station Ericeira 3 mi
Second closest tide station Sao Joao das Lampas 4 mi
Third closest tide station Silveira 14 mi
Fourth closest tide station Sao Domingos de Rana 16 mi
Fifth closest tide station Cascais 17 mi

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Ski Resorts closest to Backdoor:

Closest ski area Serra da Estrela (Portugal) 145 mi
Second closest ski area Sierra de Bejar-La Covatilla (Spain) 222 mi
Third closest ski area Manzaneda (Spain) 256 mi
Fourth closest ski area Valdesqui (Spain) 311 mi
Fifth closest ski area Puerto De Navacerrada (Spain) 315 mi

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Town and city forecasts close to Backdoor:

Closest city location Sintra (Portugal) 9 mi
Second closest city location Rio de Mouro (Portugal) 12 mi
Third closest city location Alcabideche (Portugal) 13 mi
Fourth closest city location Cacem (Portugal) 13 mi
Fifth closest city location Cascais (Portugal) 16 mi
  • The nearest passenger airport to Backdoor is Lisboa (Lisbon) Airport (LIS) in Portugal, which is 30 km (19 miles) away (directly).
  • The second closest airport to Backdoor is Talavera La Real (Badajoz) Airport (BJZ) in Spain, 226 km (140 miles) away.
Backdoor break location map and break info
This is the Surf-Forecast page for Backdoor, Ericeira. Use the tab navigation above to view Backdoor sea temperature, Backdoor photographs, Backdoor detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Backdoor webcams, current wind from Ericeira live weather stations and Backdoor tide predictions. The Portugal swell maps link will open up the big picture showing Portugal 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 Portugal 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 Backdoor.


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