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Back Door Surf Guide

Back Door in Bahia - Sul is a fairly exposed point break that has inconsistent surf. The surf tends to be best in the spring. Ideal winds are from the west. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the best swell direction is from the southeast. No point break here. When it's working here, it can get crowded. Beware of - Rocks.

Back Door Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
26.7°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Back Door:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

julyBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Back Door with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of July. Clean surfable waves are typically found 11% of the time in July while 65% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 24% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Back Door Location Map

Interactive Back Door 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.

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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 Door Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Monday, 17 May 2021, 09:21 Local Time
Monday 17
Wave (m) 0.8
Period (s) 5 9 9 6
Wind (km/h) 10
SW 15
S 15
SSE 15
Wind State cross-
cross cross cross-

Swell History at Back Door

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

Wind History at Back Door

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

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