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Backdoor 4 ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 5.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.4

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Backdoor 4 Surf Forecast / NSW – Newcastle / Australia

12 Day Weather and Surf, issued 9 pm Thursday 29 Jul 2021 AEST
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Backdoor 4 surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Backdoor 4 sea temperature is 18.2 °C (Statistics for 29 Jul 1981-2005 - mean: 18.3 max: 20.7 min: 16.6 °C)
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Backdoor 4 surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Backdoor 4 sea temperature is 18.2 °C (Statistics for 29 Jul 1981-2005 - mean: 18.3 max: 20.7 min: 16.6 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update Continuing clean conditions at Backdoor 4 (light winds from the NW at Norah Head Aws 2 km from Backdoor 4).

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Light
9 km/h
NW
Clean
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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for Backdoor 4 this week:

The surf forecast for Backdoor 4 over the next 12 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Friday (Jul 30) at 7AM. The primary swell is predicted to be 0.8m and 8s period with a secondary swell of 0.3m and 2s. The wind is predicted to be cross-onshore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Backdoor 4 in the next 12 days are 2.2m 11s and forecast to arrive on Thursday (Aug 05) at 10PM. Winds are predicted to be cross-offshore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 2.1m 10s period and expected on Thursday (Aug 05) at 4AM.

Wave TypeTime (AEST) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+) 7AM (Fri 30th Jul)2.5ft (0.8m) 8s
Best Surf 7PM (Wed 4th Aug)7ft (2.2m) 9s
Most Powerful10PM (Thu 5th Aug)7ft (2.2m) 11s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for Backdoor 4 over the next 12 days.

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Rating
(10 max)
Swell
Height Map
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
Period(s) (?)
Wave
Graph
(?)Metric surfscale
Energy (?)
Wind
(km/h)
Wind State (?)
onshore
cross-onshore
cross-shore
cross-offshore
offshore
glassy
High Tide
/ height (m)
Low Tide
/ height (m)
Summary
Rain (mm)
High °C
Low °C
Chill °C (?)
Sunrise
Sunset
Friday
30
Saturday
31
Sunday
01
Monday
02
Tuesday
03
Wednesday
04
Thursday
05
Friday
06
Saturday
07
Sunday
08
Monday
09
Tue
10
NightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPM
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T new south wales.htsgw.metric.48.cc23
T new south wales.htsgw.metric.72.cc23
T new south wales.htsgw.metric.96.cc23
T new south wales.htsgw.metric.120.cc23
T new south wales.htsgw.metric.144.cc23
T new south wales.htsgw.metric.168.cc23
T new south wales.htsgw.metric.192.cc23
T new south wales.htsgw.metric.216.cc23
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S
0.9
S
0.7
S
0.5
S
0.4
S
0.2
E
0.7
NE
0.5
NE
0.4
NE
0.5
NE
1
S
1
S
1.1
NNE
0.3
E
0.4
ESE
0.4
E
0.5
E
2
S
1.7
S
1.8
S
1.8
S
2.1
S
1.9
S
1.9
S
1.5
S
1.3
S
1.2
S
0.8
SE
0.5
S
0.7
S
0.3
S
0.2
S
0.4
S
0.3
S
0.3
NE
0.3
NE
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10
WNW
10
NNW
25
N
15
NW
20
NNW
20
NNE
10
NNW
20
NW
15
NNW
30
S
10
S
15
ENE
25
N
30
W
35
WNW
25
W
25
WSW
25
SSW
20
WSW
20
SW
20
S
15
WSW
10
WSW
10
ESE
10
WNW
10
N
25
NE
15
NW
20
NW
20
WNW
15
WSW
10
WSW
15
SE
10
NNW
20
N
20
N
crosscross-
on
oncross-
on
oncross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
onoffoffcross-
on
oncrosscrosscrosscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
offcross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
on
oncross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
crosscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
on
onon
12:04AM
1.29
1:02PM
1.21
12:50AM
1.15
1:53PM
1.23
1:45AM
1.04
2:47PM
1.25
2:50AM
0.96
3:42PM
1.28
4:01AM
0.92
4:35PM
1.33
5:06AM
0.93
5:24PM
1.40
6:01AM
0.97
6:09PM
1.47
6:47AM
1.01
6:51PM
1.54
7:29AM
1.06
7:30PM
1.60
8:09AM
1.11
8:09PM
1.65
8:48AM
1.16
8:47PM
1.66
9:27AM
1.21
6:35AM
0.28
6:59PM
0.53
7:14AM
0.35
8:07PM
0.56
7:57AM
0.41
9:20PM
0.56
8:47AM
0.45
10:29PM
0.52
9:42AM
0.47
11:28PM
0.45
10:37AM
0.47
12:17AM
0.38
11:28AM
0.44
12:59AM
0.30
12:15PM
0.40
1:38AM
0.23
12:58PM
0.35
2:15AM
0.16
1:40PM
0.32
2:51AM
0.11
2:21PM
0.29
3:27AM
0.08
3:04PM
0.28

Note: the tide data above is for Gorokan which is 5 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for Backdoor 4.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph
Offshore winds at Backdoor 4 blow from the S

Friday
30
Saturday
31
Sunday
01
Monday
02
Tuesday
03
Wednesday
04
Thursday
05
Friday
06
Saturday
07
Sunday
08
Monday
09
Tue
10
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Short Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Warm (max 25°C on Sun morning, min 9°C on Thu night). Wind will be generally light.

Days 3-6 Weather Summary Light rain (total 5mm), mostly falling on Mon night. Very mild (max 18°C on Sun night, min 11°C on Tue night). Winds increasing (light winds from the ESE on Sun night, fresh winds from the WNW by Tue afternoon).

Days 6-9 Weather Summary Mostly dry. Very mild (max 17°C on Sat afternoon, min 9°C on Wed night). Wind will be generally light.

Long Range Forecast: Light rain (total 6mm), mostly falling on Tue night. Warm (max 22°C on Sun afternoon, min 11°C on Sun night). Wind will be generally light.

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Information about the Backdoor 4 Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for Backdoor 4 provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 12 days. A general guide to surfing at Backdoor 4 can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our Backdoor 4 surf forecast is unique since it includes wave energy (power) that defines the real feel of the surf rather than just the height or the period. If you surf the same spot (Backdoor 4) regularly then make a mental note of the wave energy from the surf forecast table each time you go. Very soon you may start to choose your surf days based on the wave energy alone combined with our forecast of favourable offshore wind conditions. Our star ratings will help here and of course you will also find the usual wave height and period predictions on our surf forecasts as well as a full break down of the swell components under our advanced users option (to reveal that, click the little Einstein character under the tide times).

Further information to help with frequently asked questions about our surf forecast for Backdoor 4 may be found under the help tab on the top menu and also by moving your mouse over the question marks on the surf forecast table itself. Please always bear in mind that the forecast is for near-shore open water and local factors at each surf break influence the actual breaking wave height, such as the beach / reef profile, water depths offshore and shelter.

Backdoor 4 is 14 km (9 miles) from the city of Catherine Hill Bay. If you plan a holiday in Newcastle, look for hotels and other accommodation in Catherine Hill Bay. Catherine Hill Bay has rooms for a wide range of budgets as well as car hire and transport links.