Backdoor Spot ID
Reliability: very consistent
Best: Swell NW | Wind E
Sea Temperature Today is: 17.2 °C
Backdoor in Ericeira is an exposed reef break that is often working. Summer offers the favoured conditions for surfing. Works best in offshore winds from the east. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the best swell direction is from the northwest. A left hand reef break. Best around mid tide. Sometimes crowded. Take care of urchins,rocks,.
Overall Backdoor Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in August
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- 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.
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.