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Backdoor ratings
Quality on a good day: 5.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 2.0

Overall: 3.6

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Backdoor Surf Guide

Backdoor in Oahu is a reef break that has fairly consistent surf, although summer tends to be mostly flat. Works best in offshore winds from the southeast. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the optimum swell angle is from the northwest. It's often crowded here. Beware of - Rocks.

Backdoor Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReefIcon  s43.6
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
26.1°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Backdoor:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

januaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Backdoor with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of January. Clean surfable waves are typically found 45% of the time in January while 36% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 19% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
45%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
36%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
19%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Backdoor Location Map

Interactive Backdoor 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 closest passenger airport to Backdoor is Dillingham Airport (HDH) in Usa Oahu Isl., 19 km (12 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Backdoor is Kaneohe Bay Mcaf Airport (NGF), also in Usa Oahu Isl., 38 km (24 miles) away.

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Backdoor Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Wednesday, 2 December 2020, 21:38 Local Time
WedThursday 03
11PM2AM5AM8AM
Wave (m) 3.5
NW
3.5
NW
3.0
NW
3.0
NW
Period (s) 15 15 14 14
Wind (km/h) 15
ENE 15
E 10
E 10
E
Wind State cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off

Swell History at Backdoor

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

Wind History at Backdoor

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

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