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Backdoor 4 ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 5.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.4

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Backdoor 4 Spot ID

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Type: reef

Reliability: very consistent

Best: Swell E | Wind S

Sea Temperature Today is: 16.8 °C

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Saturday, 22 September 2018, 13:23 Local time
Saturday 22
Wave (m) 0.5
Period (s) 10 10 10 5
Wind (km/h) 15
NE 25
ENE 20
NE 10
Wind State cross-

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Backdoor 4 in Newcastle is an exposed reef break that has very consistent surf Offshore winds blow from the south. Waves just as likely from local windswells as from distant groundswells and the ideal swell angle is from the east. There is no reef break. When it's working here, it can get crowded. Beware of - Rocks - Man-made danger (buoys etc.) - Sharks.

New-South-Wales wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Gorokan, 5 km from Backdoor 4.

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Backdoor 4 Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At NorahHeadAws, 2 km from Backdoor 4.

light winds from the ENE

Air temperature
21.4 °C

Current weather near Backdoor 4

Buoy Data:

At Sydney Waverider Buoy, 35 miles from Backdoor 4.

  1AM 2AM 3AM 4AM
Data Age 12 hr 11 hr 10 hr 9 hr
Wave height (m) 0.897
Average period (s) 8.52 7.85 - 7.56

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Overall Backdoor 4 Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in September

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  • The closest passenger airport to Backdoor 4 is Newcastle Airport (NTL) in Australia, 59 km (37 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Backdoor 4 is Richmond Airport (RCM), also in Australia, 82 km (51 miles) away.
  • Third is Kingsford Smith International Airport (Sydney) Airport (SYD) in Australia, 83 km (52 miles) away.
  • Sydney Bankstown Airport (BWU) in Australia is 90 km (56 miles) away.
  • Camden Airport (CDU), also in Australia is the fifth nearest airport to Backdoor 4 and is 118 km (73 miles) away.
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