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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

Overall: 3.9

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  1. weather stationWind Update Still cross-shore at Backdoor (light winds from the NNW at Sintra Granja do Marques Airbase 13 km from Backdoor). 1.4m 12 s period swell from WNW with 1.0m 4 s period wind swell from NNW
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Moderate
18 km/h
NNW
Cross-Shore
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Backdoor Surf Forecast / Ericeira / Portugal

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 6 am Tuesday 17 Jul 2018 WEST

Backdoor surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.

Today's Backdoor sea temperature is 18.6 °C (Statistics for 17 Jul 1981-2005 - mean: 19.8 max: 21.0 min: 18.6 °C)

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Swell
Height Map See all maps
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
1.3
WNW
1.3
WNW
1.3
NNW
1.5
NNW
1.3
NNW
1.1
NNW
1
NNW
1.3
NNW
1.1
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1.6
NNW
1.5
NNW
1.8
NNW
1.7
NNW
1.7
NNW
1.6
NNW
1.3
NNW
1.2
NNW
1.1
NW
0.8
WNW
0.8
WNW
1.1
NW
1.3
NNW
1.3
NNW
Period(s) (?)121211710999687777777755666
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
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Energy(?)5344143052092161419723897285192325319286250163131114373175116123
Wind
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20
N
30
N
30
NNW
25
NNW
25
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25
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25
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25
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30
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25
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25
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35
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30
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25
N
30
NNW
20
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10
NNW
20
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10
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15
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25
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20
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20
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Wind State(?)crosscrosscrosscrosscross-
on
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High Tide
/ height (m)

6:57PM
2.97

7:30AM
2.59

7:51PM
2.75
8:27AM
2.43

8:51PM
2.54
9:31AM
2.31

9:57PM
2.36
10:39AM
2.26

11:07PM
2.26
11:45AM
2.28

12:13AM
2.25
12:44PM
2.35

1:09AM
2.29


Low Tide
/ height (m)
12:40PM
0.26

1:20AM
0.22

1:34PM
0.44
2:15AM
0.42

2:33PM
0.62
3:15AM
0.60

3:40PM
0.76

4:20AM
0.73
4:52PM
0.82

5:26AM
0.78
6:01PM
0.81

6:26AM
0.76
7:00PM
0.73

7:17AM
0.70

Note: the tide data above is for Ericeira which is 5 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for Backdoor.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph

Offshore winds at Backdoor blow from the E.
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Summary
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Rain (mm)
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High °C
1820191719191719191820191823222024231919191819
Low °C
1719181718181718191819191820211922211817191819
Chill °C (?)
1720181619181619181720181723222024231919191719
Sunrise
6:26--6:26--6:26--6:28--6:28--6:30--6:30--6:31-
Sunset
-9:00--9:00--8:59--8:59--8:58--8:57--8:57--8:55
Short Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Warm air temperatures (max 20°C on Tue morning, min 17°C on Mon night). Mainly fresh winds.Long Range Forecast:Mostly dry. Warm air temperatures (max 24°C on Sun morning, min 17°C on Mon morning). Winds decreasing (fresh winds from the NNW on Fri afternoon, light winds from the NNW by Sun morning).

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Information about the Backdoor Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for Backdoor provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 7 days. A general guide to surfing at Backdoor can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our Backdoor surf forecast is unique since it includes wave energy (power) that defines the real feel of the surf rather than just the height or the period. If you surf the same spot (Backdoor) regularly then make a mental note of the wave energy from the surf forecast table each time you go. Very soon you may start to choose your surf days based on the wave energy alone combined with our forecast of favourable offshore wind conditions. Our star ratings will help here and of course you will also find the usual wave height and period predictions on our surf forecasts as well as a full break down of the swell components under our advanced users option (to reveal that, click the little Einstein character under the tide times).

Further information to help with frequently asked questions about our surf forecast for Backdoor may be found under the help tab on the top menu and also by moving your mouse over the question marks on the surf forecast table itself. Please always bear in mind that the forecast is for near-shore open water and local factors at each surf break influence the actual breaking wave height, such as the beach / reef profile, water depths offshore and shelter.

Backdoor is 14 km (9 miles) from the city of Sintra. If you plan a holiday in Ericeira, look for hotels and other accommodation in Sintra. Sintra has rooms for a wide range of budgets as well as car hire and transport links.

FEATURE UPDATE: we now show red swell icons for 'open sea' swells that are travelling in an unfavourable direction for the surf break. In places, these swells may still wrap around coastlines and produce smaller waves at some breaks. They are also significant for windsurfers and other water users that tend to venture further off-shore.