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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: 22.2 °C

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Wednesday, 24 April 2019, 10:13 Local time
Wednesday 24
Wave (m) 0.9
Period (s) 9 9 9 9
Wind (km/h) 5
NW 5
NNE 10
ENE 15
Wind State cross-
glass cross cross

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Backdoor 4 in Newcastle is an exposed reef break that is usually a safe bet The best wind direction is from the south. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the best swell direction is from the east. There is no reef break. Sometimes 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 Norah Head Aws, 2 km from Backdoor 4.

light winds from the NNW

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Air temperature
22.9 °C

Current weather near Backdoor 4

Buoy Data:

At Sydney Waverider Buoy, 35 miles from Backdoor 4.

  5AM 6AM 7AM 8AM
Data Age 5 hr 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr
Wave height (m) 1.072
Average period (s) 9.32 8.9 9.32 8.9

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Overall Backdoor 4 Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in April

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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.
Backdoor 4 break location map and break info

This is the Surf-Forecast page for Backdoor 4, NSW - Newcastle. Use the tab navigation above to view Backdoor 4 sea temperature, Backdoor 4 photographs, Backdoor 4 detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Backdoor 4 webcams, current wind from NSW - Newcastle live weather stations and Backdoor 4 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 Backdoor 4.