Backyards Spot ID
Reliability: very consistent
Best: Swell NW | Wind SSE
Sea Temperature Today is: 26.2 °C
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.
Overall Backyards Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in May
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Tide stations nearest to Backyards:
- Closest tide station7 mi
- Second closest tide station7 mi
- Third closest tide station17 mi
- Fourth closest tide station18 mi
- Fifth closest tide station19 mi
- 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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