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Backsides ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.6

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Backsides Surf Forecast and Surf Reports

(North Coast – New South Wales, Australia)

Backsides Spot ID

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Type: reef

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell SE | Wind W

Sea Temperature Today is: 25.8 °C

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Friday, 19 January 2018, 05:10 Local time
Friday 19
Wave (m) 2.4
Period (s) 12 12 12 11
Wind (km/h) 15
SW 15
WSW 15
WSW 15
Wind State cross-

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Backsides in North Coast - New South Wales is an exposed reef break that has reasonably consistent surf Offshore winds are from the west. Waves just as likely from local windswells as from distant groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the southeast. There is no reef break. It very rarely gets crowded here. Hazards include - Rocks - Localism - Sharks.

New-South-Wales wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

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For Ballina, Australia, 4 km from Backsides.

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Backsides Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Ballina Byron G., 4 km from Backsides.


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Overall Backsides Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in January

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  • The closest passenger airport to Backsides is Gold Coast Coolangatta Airport (OOL) in Australia, which is 76 km (47 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Backsides is Brisbane International Airport (BNE), also in Australia, 169 km (105 miles) away.
  • The third closest airport is Coffs Harbour (Coff's Harbour) Airport (CFS), also in Australia, 171 km (106 miles) away.
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