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Back Beach ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.7

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Back Beach Surf Guide

Back Beach in Inhambane Province is an exposed beach and reef break that has fairly consistent surf. Winter is the favoured time of year for surfing here. Offshore winds are from the northwest. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the ideal swell direction is from the southeast. The beach breaks are all rights as well as a left hand reef break.. Relatively few surfers here, even on good days. Take care of sharks and rocks.

Back Beach Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beach  redBeach and reefIcon  s43.7
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
27.4°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Back Beach:

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

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 36% of the time in June while 58% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 6% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
36%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
58%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
6%
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 Inhambane Airport (INH) in Mozambique, which is 14 km (9 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Back Beach is Vilankulo (Vilankulu) Airport (VNX), also in Mozambique, 208 km (129 miles) away.

Icon breakBreak
Icon legend buoysLive Wave Height (m)
Icon legend windLive Wind Speed (km/h)
Please note that some surf spot locations are approximate to protect their exact location while others are not shown at close zoom level.
Back Beach Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Wednesday, 14 April 2021, 09:33 Local Time
Wednesday 14
11AM2PM5PM8PM
Wave (m) 0.6
SSW
0.6
SSW
0.6
SSW
0.6
SSW
Period (s) 13 13 13 13
Wind (km/h) 15
SE 15
SE 20
SE 20
SE
Wind State on on on on

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.

Other Nearby Breaks Closest To:

Discover surf breaks near Back Beach. Click below to view there surf guides.

    • Icon point  redPoint
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    1km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach and point
    • Icon  s43.5
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    1km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s33.3
    Reliability: inconsistent
    2km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach
    • Icon  s43.8
    Reliability: inconsistent
    3km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s43.7
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    6km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To Back Beach: