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Backyards ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 5.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 4.5

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Backyards Spot ID

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Type: reef

Reliability: very consistent

Best: Swell NW | Wind SSE

Sea Temperature Today is: 27.0 °C

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Friday, 28 October 2016, 13:25 Local time
Friday 28
Wave (m) 0.7
Period (s) 12 12 11 11
Wind (km/h) 35
ENE 35
ENE 30
ENE 30
Wind State cross cross cross cross

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Backyards in Oahu is an exposed reef break that has very consistent surf, although summer tends to be mostly flat. Works best in offshore winds from the south southeast. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the ideal swell angle is from the northwest. There are left and right breaking reefs. Unlikely to be too crowded, even when the surf is up. Hazards include rocks and locals.

Hawaii, United States wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

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Overall Backyards Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in October

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  • The closest passenger airport to Backyards is Dillingham Airport (HDH) in Usa Oahu Isl., 21 km (13 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Backyards is Kaneohe Bay Mcaf Airport (NGF), also in Usa Oahu Isl., 38 km (24 miles) away.
  • Third is Honolulu International Airport (HNL) in Usa Oahu Isl., 42 km (26 miles) away.
  • Molokai Airport (MKK) in Usa Molokai Isl. is 114 km (71 miles) away.
  • Lihue Airport (LIH) in Usa Kauai Isl. is the fifth nearest airport to Backyards and is 138 km (86 miles) away.
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