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Backdoor 4 Surf Forecast / NSW – Newcastle / Australia

12 Day Weather and Surf, issued 4 am Wednesday 07 Dec 2022 AEDT
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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 20.6 °C (Statistics for 07 Dec 1981-2005 - mean: 21.4 max: 23.6 min: 19.5 °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 20.6 °C (Statistics for 07 Dec 1981-2005 - mean: 21.4 max: 23.6 min: 19.5 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update Continuing clean conditions at Backdoor 4 (calm at Norah Head Automatic Weather Station 2 km from Backdoor 4).

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2 km/h
NNW
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 Wednesday (Dec 07) at 8AM. The primary swell is predicted to be 1.7m and 11s period with a secondary swell of 0.8m and 8s. The wind is predicted to be onshore 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 (Dec 09) at 2AM. Winds are predicted to be offshore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 1.4m 9s period and expected on Thursday (Dec 08) at 11AM.

Wave TypeTime (AEDT) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+) 8AM (Wed 7th Dec)5.5ft (1.7m) 11s
Best Surf 5PM (Thu 8th Dec)8ft (2.5m) 9s
Most Powerful 2AM (Fri 9th Dec)10ft (3.0m) 10s

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

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Wednesday
07
Thursday
08
Friday
09
Saturday
10
Sunday
11
Monday
12
Tuesday
13
Wednesday
14
Thursday
15
Friday
16
Saturday
17
Sunday
18
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Rating
(10 max)
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Swell
Height Map
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Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
1.7
S
1.6
S
1.2
S
0.8
ENE
2.5
S
3
S
2.2
S
2.1
S
2.5
S
2.4
S
2.3
S
2
S
1.6
SSE
1.3
SSE
1.7
ENE
1.3
NE
1.1
NE
0.9
NE
0.9
S
1.2
ENE
1.1
NE
0.3
E
0.8
ESE
0.5
E
0.8
E
1.1
E
0.6
E
0.9
ENE
0.9
ENE
0.8
E
1
E
1.1
E
1.1
E
1.1
E
1.1
E
1
E
Period(s) (?)1110108910101011111111101078988469999910101010121212121212
Wave
Graph
(?)Metric surfscale
Energy (?)651535271731075166599884914921363123093457734232920017095945477161084210620268184167135290333333327327262
Wind
(km/h)
10
NNE
10
WNW
20
NNW
25
S
25
SSE
15
S
20
S
25
SSE
15
S
10
SSE
20
E
15
NNE
15
NE
45
NE
15
NNE
30
NNW
10
SW
20
W
5
S
20
E
5
NNE
10
ESE
25
E
10
ENE
20
S
30
SSE
20
SE
20
SE
20
SE
10
SE
10
ESE
15
E
15
NE
15
ENE
35
NE
15
N
Wind State (?)
onshore
cross-onshore
cross-shore
cross-offshore
offshore
glassy
cross-
on
crosscross-
on
offoffoffoffcross-
off
offcross-
off
crosscross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
oncross-
on
cross-
off
crossglasscrossglasscross-
off
crosscrossoffcross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
crosscross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
on
High Tide
/ height (m)
8:17AM
1.61
8:51PM
1.08
8:53AM
1.63
9:31PM
1.06
9:29AM
1.62
10:12PM
1.04
10:06AM
1.59
10:52PM
1.02
10:44AM
1.55
11:35PM
0.99
11:23AM
1.49
12:20AM
0.98
12:03PM
1.43
1:10AM
0.98
12:46PM
1.36
2:05AM
1.00
1:32PM
1.29
3:02AM
1.05
2:25PM
1.22
3:57AM
1.14
3:24PM
1.17
4:47AM
1.25
4:28PM
1.13
Low Tide
/ height (m)
3:01PM
0.19
2:20AM
0.33
3:40PM
0.17
2:55AM
0.36
4:19PM
0.17
3:32AM
0.39
4:59PM
0.19
4:09AM
0.43
5:39PM
0.23
4:48AM
0.47
6:21PM
0.26
5:30AM
0.52
7:04PM
0.29
6:18AM
0.57
7:48PM
0.30
7:15AM
0.62
8:32PM
0.31
8:23AM
0.65
9:17PM
0.30
9:38AM
0.63
10:03PM
0.28
10:49AM
0.56
10:50PM
0.27

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

Wednesday
07
Thursday
08
Friday
09
Saturday
10
Sunday
11
Monday
12
Tuesday
13
Wednesday
14
Thursday
15
Friday
16
Saturday
17
Sunday
18
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Rain (mm)
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Temp. °C232521221717161617171718222322272923212019192020191818181818181919192122
Low °C172217181615161616161717162319242816172016182019181818181817181818172119
Feels °C (?)222217171212121113141415201917232821181416181616171414141415161717171821
Sunrise5:37--5:37--5:37--5:37--5:37--5:37--5:37--5:37--5:37--5:37--5:39--5:39--
Sunset-7:52--7:52--7:53--7:54--7:55--7:55--7:57--7:58--7:58--7:59--8:00--8:00-

Short Range Forecast: Light rain (total 5mm), mostly falling on Wed afternoon. Warm (max 25°C on Wed afternoon, min 15°C on Thu night). Winds increasing (light winds from the NNE on Wed morning, fresh winds from the SSE by Thu afternoon).

Days 3-6 Weather Summary Some drizzle, heaviest during Sun night. Warm (max 29°C on Mon afternoon, min 16°C on Sat morning). Mainly strong winds.

Days 6-9 Weather Summary Moderate rain (total 10mm), heaviest on Thu afternoon. Warm (max 21°C on Tue morning, min 16°C on Tue night). Winds increasing (calm on Tue night, fresh winds from the SSE by Thu afternoon).

Long Range Forecast: Some drizzle, heaviest during Fri morning. Warm (max 22°C on Sun night, min 17°C on Fri night). Mainly fresh winds.

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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.