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Backdoor ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.5
Consistency of Surf: 5.0
Difficulty Level: 3.5
Wind and Kite Surfing: 5.0
Crowds: 2.5

Overall: 3.9

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Backdoor Wind Statistics, November averages since 2006

This picture illustrates how often and how strongly the wind blows from different directions over a normal November. The biggest spokes point in the directions the wind most commonly blows from and the shade of blue implies the strength, with deep blue strongest. It is based on 2793 NWW3 forecasts of wind since since 2006, at 3hr intervals, for the closest NWW3 model node to Backdoor, located 11 km away (7 miles). There are not enough recording stations world wide to use actual wind data. Invevitably some coastal places have very localized wind effects that would not be predicted by NWW3.

According to the model, the most common wind at Backdoor blows from the NW. If the rose graph shows a fairly circular pattern, it means there is no strong bias in wind direction at Backdoor. On the other hand, dominant spokes illustrate favoured directions, and the more dark blue, the stronger the wind. Spokes point in the direction the wind blows from. During a typical November, the model suggests that winds are light enough for the sea to be glassy (the lightest shade of blue) about 12% of the time (4 days each November) and blows offshore 33% of the time (10 days in an average November). Over an average November wind stronger than >40kph (25mph) was expected for only a single days at Backdoor

IMPORTANT: Beta version feature! Swell heights are open water values from NWW3. There is no attempt to model near-shore effects. Coastal wave heights will generally be less, especially if the break does not have unobstructed exposure to the open ocean.