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Backwash ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.3

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Backwash Spot ID

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Type: beach

Reliability: inconsistent

Best: Swell SSE | Wind NW

Sea Temperature Today is: 28.5 °C

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Sunday, 15 July 2018, 19:22 Local time
SunMonday 16
Wave (m) 0.5
Period (s) 14 14 14 14
Wind (km/h) 20
WNW 20
WNW 20
WNW 20
Wind State cross-
off off

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Backwash in Baja Sur is an exposed beach break that does not work very often. Summer offers the best conditions for surfing. Offshore winds are from the northwest. Groundswells more frequent than windswells and the ideal swell angle is from the south southeast. Waves at the beach are both lefts and rights. It very rarely gets crowded here.

Mexico wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Cabo San Lucas, Baja California Sur, Mexico, 1 km from Backwash.

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Backwash Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Cabo Bello Los Cabos Municipality wx, 4 km from Backwash.

moderate winds from the SW

Partly Cloudy
Air temperature
30.4 °C

Current weather near Backwash

Overall Backwash Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in July

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  • The nearest passenger airport to Backwash is Los Cabos International (San Jose Del Cabo) Airport (SJD) in Mexico, which is 35 km (22 miles) away (directly).
  • The second closest airport to Backwash is General Manuel Marquez De Leon International (La Paz) Airport (LAP), also in Mexico, 140 km (87 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Backwash, Baja Sur. Use the tab navigation above to view Backwash sea temperature, Backwash photographs, Backwash detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Backwash webcams, current wind from Baja Sur live weather stations and Backwash tide predictions. The Mexico swell maps link will open up the big picture showing Mexico 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 Mexico 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 Backwash.

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.