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Backdoor 4 surf Forecast / NSW – Newcastle / Australia

12 Day Weather and Surf, issued 3 pm Saturday 20 Apr 2024 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 23.8°C (Statistics for 20 Apr 1981-2005 - mean: 22.2 °C max: 24.1 °C min: 20.3 °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 23.8°C (Statistics for 20 Apr 1981-2005 - mean: 22.2 °C max: 24.1 °C min: 20.3 °C)


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 Saturday (Apr 20) at 7PM. The primary swell is predicted to be 2.5m and 8s period with a secondary swell of 0.4m and 10s. Another secondary swell of 0.1m and 14s is also forecast. The wind is predicted to be offshore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Backdoor 4 in the next 12 days are 3.0m 10s and forecast to arrive on Friday (Apr 26) at 4AM. Winds are predicted to be cross-offshore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 1.2m 5s period and expected on Thursday (Apr 25) at 1AM.

Wave TypeTime (AEST) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+) 7PM (Sat 20th Apr)8ft (2.5m) 8s
Best Surf 7PM (Sat 20th Apr)8ft (2.5m) 8s
Most Powerful 4AM (Fri 26th Apr)10ft (3.0m) 10s

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

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Sat
20
Sunday
21
Monday
22
Tuesday
23
Wednesday
24
Thursday
25
Friday
26
Saturday
27
Sunday
28
Monday
29
Tuesday
30
Wednesday
01
Thu
02
PMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAM
Rating
(10 max)
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Swell
Height Map
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
2.4
S
2.5
SSE
2.1
SSE
1.6
SSE
1
S
0.8
S
0.6
S
0.5
ENE
0.5
S
0.9
ENE
1
NE
0.8
ENE
0.7
ENE
0.7
ENE
2
S
2.2
S
2.5
S
2.5
S
2.2
S
1.8
S
1.5
S
1.3
S
1.2
S
1
S
0.9
S
0.8
S
0.7
S
0.9
S
1.6
S
2.1
S
2.3
S
1.8
S
1.5
S
1.3
S
1.1
SSE
1.4
SSE
Period(s) (?)8877799811858881010111091010911101099867876668
Wave
Graph
(?)Metric surfscale
Energy (?)7618504322439711056365596558273648008821386110681063041729531919014810376100206413600343187143104277
Wind
(km/h)
35
SSE
35
SSE
25
S
20
SSE
10
SSW
15
SSW
5
ESE
10
NW
15
N
25
NE
15
N
20
NW
15
NNW
20
SW
25
WSW
20
S
20
SW
25
SSW
30
SSW
15
SW
20
SW
15
SSE
10
WSW
0
WSW
15
ENE
10
NNW
10
NW
15
ENE
10
NNW
10
NNW
15
NNE
10
WNW
5
WSW
10
SE
5
WNW
10
W
Wind State (?)
onshore
cross-onshore
cross-shore
cross-offshore
offshore
glassy
offoffoffoffcross-
off
offcross-
off
cross-
on
oncross-
on
oncross-
on
oncross-
off
cross-
off
offcross-
off
offoffcross-
off
cross-
off
offcross-
off
glasscross-
on
oncross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
ononcross-
on
cross-
off
cross-
off
glasscross
High Tide
/ height (m)
6:29PM
1.27
6:27AM
1.29
6:59PM
1.36
7:05AM
1.28
7:29PM
1.44
7:41AM
1.26
7:59PM
1.50
8:18AM
1.22
8:30PM
1.54
8:54AM
1.18
9:03PM
1.55
9:33AM
1.12
9:39PM
1.55
10:15AM
1.07
10:18PM
1.52
11:03AM
1.01
11:05PM
1.49
12:02PM
0.97
11:59PM
1.45
1:14PM
0.96
1:03AM
1.42
2:32PM
1.00
2:14AM
1.41
Low Tide
/ height (m)
12:28AM
0.40
12:41PM
0.25
1:07AM
0.33
1:10PM
0.24
1:45AM
0.27
1:38PM
0.25
2:23AM
0.23
2:07PM
0.27
3:00AM
0.21
2:37PM
0.30
3:40AM
0.21
3:10PM
0.34
4:22AM
0.23
3:45PM
0.39
5:09AM
0.26
4:27PM
0.45
6:04AM
0.28
5:18PM
0.50
7:07AM
0.28
6:24PM
0.55
8:15AM
0.26
7:45PM
0.57
9:18AM
0.20
Sat
20
Sunday
21
Monday
22
Tuesday
23
Wednesday
24
Thursday
25
Friday
26
Saturday
27
Sunday
28
Monday
29
Tuesday
30
Wednesday
01
Thu
02
Sunrise--6:20--6:20--6:20--6:22--6:22--6:22--6:24--6:24--6:26--6:26--6:26--6:28
Sunset5:24--5:23--5:22--5:21--5:20--5:19--5:17--5:16--5:15--5:15--5:14--5:13--
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Rain (mm)
77--------------1--------------1-75-
Temp. °C191919192020202022211925262120201617181718181817191823232025262220191819
Feels °C (?)141315161819202020181622231813151111131215151715171622201723232120191817

Short Range Forecast: Moderate rain (total 14mm), heaviest on Sat afternoon. Warm (max 22°C on Tue morning, min 16°C on Mon night). Winds decreasing (fresh winds from the SSE on Sat afternoon, light winds from the ESE by Mon afternoon).

Days 3-6 Weather Summary Some drizzle, heaviest during Thu night. Warm (max 26°C on Wed afternoon, min 15°C on Wed night). Wind will be generally light.

Days 6-9 Weather Summary Mostly dry. Warm (max 23°C on Mon morning, min 14°C on Fri night). Wind will be generally light.

Long Range Forecast: Moderate rain (total 13mm), heaviest on Wed afternoon. Warm (max 26°C on Tue afternoon, min 17°C on Wed 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.

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