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

Overall: 3.7

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Backyards Spot ID

Type: reef

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell ESE | Wind NNW

Sea Temperature Today is: 17.4 °C

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Monday, 16 October 2017, 23:22 Local time
Tuesday 17
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Wave (m) 1.5
SSW
1.3
SSW
1.1
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1.0
S
Period (s) 8 8 8 8
Wind (km/h) 20
NNE 20
N 20
NNW 25
NNW
Wind State cross-
off
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Backyards in East Shore is an exposed reef break that has reasonably consistent surf Offshore winds are from the north northwest with some shelter here from northwest winds. Waves just as likely from local windswells as from distant groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the east southeast. Right and better left hand reef breaks.. Best around high tide. It's sometimes crowded here. Hazards include rips and rocks.

Nova-Scotia wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Cole Harbour, 7 km from Backyards.

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Backyards Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Willowdale Cole Harbour wx, 5 km from Backyards.

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Air temperature
12.4 °C

Current weather near Backyards

Buoy Data:

At Halifax Harbour Buoy, 9 miles from Backyards.

  6PM 7PM 8PM 9PM
Data Age 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr
Wave height (m) 1.9
1.9
1.6
1.7
Dominant period (s) 9 9 9 9

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Overall Backyards Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in October

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Airports

  • The closest passenger airport to Backyards is Shearwater (Halifax) Airport (YAW) in Canada, 7 km (4 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Backyards is Halifax International Airport (YHZ), also in Canada, 29 km (18 miles) away.
  • Third is Greenwood Airport (YZX) in Canada, 125 km (78 miles) away.
  • Charlottetown Airport (YYG) in Canada is 186 km (116 miles) away.
  • Greater Moncton International Airport (YQM), also in Canada is the fifth nearest airport to Backyards and is 192 km (119 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Backyards, Nova Scotia. Use the tab navigation above to view Backyards sea temperature, Backyards photographs, Backyards detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Backyards webcams, current wind from Nova Scotia live weather stations and Backyards tide predictions. The Canada swell maps link will open up the big picture showing Canada 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 Canada 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 Backyards.