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Back Beach Surf Guide

Back Beach in the Perth Area is an exposed beach break that has reliable surf, although summer tends to be mostly flat. Offshore winds blow from the northeast. Clean groundswells prevail and the optimum swell angle is from the southwest. Waves at the beach are both lefts and rights. The quality of the surf isn't affected by the tide. When it's working here, it can get crowded. Hazards include rips and locals.

Back Beach Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beachBeachIcon  s33.2
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
consistent
20.9°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Back Beach:

The best conditions reported for surf at Back Beach occur when a Southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Northeast.

Surf Forecasts:

What's the best time of year to surf Back Beach (for consistent clean waves)?

juneBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Back Beach with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of June. Clean surfable waves are typically found 47% of the time in June while 52% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 1% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
47%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
52%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
1%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Back Beach Location Map

Interactive Back Beach surf break location map. View information about nearby surf breaks, their wave consistency and rating compared to other spots in the region. Current swell conditions from local buoys are shown along with live wind speed and direction from nearby weather stations. Click icons on the map for more detail. The nearest passenger airport to Back Beach is Perth International Airport (PER) in Australia, which is 129 km (80 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Back Beach is Perth Jandakot Airport (JAD), also in Australia, 140 km (87 miles) away.

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Icon legend buoysLive Wave Height (m)
Icon legend windLive Wind Speed (km/h)
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Back Beach Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Wednesday, 8 December 2021, 05:10 Local Time
Wednesday 08
5AM8AM11AM2PM
Wave (m)
1.6
SW
1.6
SW
1.5
SW
1.4
SW
Period (s) 14 13 13 13
Wind (km/h)
35
35
25
30
Wind State cross-
off
off off cross

Swell History at Back Beach

Surf stats for Back Beach, see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at Back Beach

Wind stats for Back Beach, see the variation in direction and stength by month or season on the history page here.

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    • Icon  s33.0
    Reliability: very consistent
    71km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s32.8
    Reliability: consistent
    85km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s32.7
    Reliability: very consistent
    90km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To Back Beach: