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Backdoor Surf Guide

Backdoor in Rio de Janeiro Norte is an exposed reef break that has reasonably consistent surf, although summer tends to be mostly flat. The best wind direction is from the north. Clean groundswells prevail and the best swell direction is from the south. The beach breaks are all rights. It very rarely gets crowded here. Rocks are a hazard.

Backdoor Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReefIcon  s43.5
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
24.0°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Backdoor:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

juneBest Season: autumn
The best time of year for surfing Backdoor with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Autumn and most often the month of June. Clean surfable waves are typically found 52% of the time in June while 36% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 12% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
52%
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
12%
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 Santos Dumont (Rio De Janeiro) Airport (SDU) in Brazil, 72 km (45 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Backdoor is Galeao Antonio Carlos Jobim (Rio De Janeiro) Airport (GIG), also in Brazil, 82 km (51 miles) away.

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Icon legend buoysLive Wave Height (m)
Icon legend windLive Wind Speed (km/h)
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Backdoor Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Thursday, 19 May 2022, 20:01 Local Time
ThuFri
6PM9PM0AM3AM
Wave (m)
4
SW
3.5
SW
3
SW
3
SW
Period (s) 10 10 10 10
Wind (km/h)
45
45
35
30
Wind State cross cross cross-
on
cross

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.

Other Nearby Breaks Closest To:

Discover surf breaks near Backdoor. Click below to view there surf guides.

    • Icon beachBeach
    • Icon  s43.5
    Reliability: consistent
    2km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach
    • Icon  s43.9
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    2km away
    • Icon river  redRiver
    • Icon  s33.3
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    3km away
    • Icon pointPoint
    • Icon  s43.8
    Reliability: very consistent
    3km away
    • Icon beachBeach and reef
    • Icon  s33.0
    Reliability: consistent
    4km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To Backdoor: