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Backdoor Surf Forecast / Inhambane / Mozambique

12 Day Weather and Surf, issued 1 pm Wednesday 18 May 2022 CAT
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Backdoor surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Backdoor sea temperature is 26.0 °C (Statistics for 18 May 1981-2005 - mean: 25.2 max: 26.2 min: 24.1 °C)
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Backdoor surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Backdoor sea temperature is 26.0 °C (Statistics for 18 May 1981-2005 - mean: 25.2 max: 26.2 min: 24.1 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update The wind is still cross-on at Backdoor (light winds from the SSE at Inhambane Aeroporto 13 km from Backdoor).

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1 h 13 min ago

Moderate
19 km/h
SSE
Cross-On
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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for Backdoor this week:

The surf forecast for Backdoor over the next 12 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Wednesday (May 18) at 5PM. The primary swell is predicted to be 1.6m and 8s period with a secondary swell of 0.6m and 13s. The wind is predicted to be onshore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Backdoor in the next 12 days are 3.0m 11s and forecast to arrive on Monday (May 23) at 8AM. Winds are predicted to be cross-shore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 1.6m 6s period and expected on Saturday (May 21) at 5PM.

Wave TypeTime (CAT) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+) 5PM (Wed 18th May)5ft (1.6m) 8s
Best Surf 5AM (Tue 24th May)7.5ft (2.3m) 10s
Most Powerful 8AM (Mon 23rd May)10ft (3.0m) 11s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for Backdoor 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
Wed
18
Thursday
19
Friday
20
Saturday
21
Sunday
22
Monday
23
Tuesday
24
Wednesday
25
Thursday
26
Friday
27
Saturday
28
Sunday
29
Mon
30
PMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAM
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T zimbabwe.htsgw.metric.60.cc23
T zimbabwe.htsgw.metric.84.cc23
T zimbabwe.htsgw.metric.108.cc23
T zimbabwe.htsgw.metric.132.cc23
T zimbabwe.htsgw.metric.156.cc23
T zimbabwe.htsgw.metric.180.cc23
T zimbabwe.htsgw.metric.204.cc23
T zimbabwe.htsgw.metric.228.cc23
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1.6
ESE
1.5
ESE
1.2
ESE
1.1
ESE
1
ESE
0.9
ESE
0.8
ESE
0.7
ESE
0.3
SSW
0.6
ESE
0.8
SSW
2.1
SSW
2.2
SSW
3
SSW
3
SSW
3
S
2.5
S
1.7
S
1.4
S
1.3
S
0.7
SSW
0.6
SSW
0.6
SSW
0.8
SSW
0.9
SSW
0.9
SSW
1
SSW
1.5
S
1.5
S
1.4
S
1.3
S
1.1
S
0.9
S
0.9
S
1.7
SSE
1.4
S
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3102801511281308566485443135108712201953251421411233440271193215163139207322267367772683603522362259251201483
15
ESE
10
ESE
10
NE
10
NE
15
N
20
N
25
NNE
30
N
20
N
10
S
20
SW
25
WSW
35
WSW
35
WSW
35
SSW
25
SSW
15
SW
10
SSW
10
ESE
15
N
10
N
15
NE
0
NNE
5
S
15
SSE
25
SSE
30
SE
30
SE
25
SE
20
SE
15
ESE
10
ESE
20
E
15
ENE
10
ENE
10
E
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off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
on
crosscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
crosscrosscrosscrosscross-
on
cross-
off
cross-
off
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on
ononononononcross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
crosscross-
on
5:09PM
2.74
5:32AM
2.63
5:51PM
2.60
6:15AM
2.43
6:38PM
2.40
7:04AM
2.20
7:36PM
2.17
8:08AM
1.97
8:57PM
1.98
9:41AM
1.84
10:44PM
1.94
11:26AM
1.87
12:12AM
2.04
12:40PM
2.00
1:11AM
2.19
1:31PM
2.16
1:54AM
2.32
2:11PM
2.31
2:30AM
2.43
2:45PM
2.42
3:03AM
2.50
3:17PM
2.50
3:34AM
2.54
11:21PM
0.12
11:40AM
0.25
12:05AM
0.31
12:24PM
0.43
12:54AM
0.55
1:16PM
0.64
1:56AM
0.79
2:26PM
0.84
3:25AM
0.96
4:06PM
0.93
5:13AM
0.97
5:44PM
0.86
6:32AM
0.84
6:52PM
0.72
7:25AM
0.69
7:40PM
0.57
8:05AM
0.55
8:19PM
0.45
8:40AM
0.44
8:53PM
0.36
9:11AM
0.36
9:25PM
0.30
9:41AM
0.32

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

Wed
18
Thursday
19
Friday
20
Saturday
21
Sunday
22
Monday
23
Tuesday
24
Wednesday
25
Thursday
26
Friday
27
Saturday
28
Sunday
29
Mon
30
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5:00--5:00--5:00--5:00--5:00--5:00--4:59--4:59--4:59--4:59--4:58--4:58--

Short Range Forecast: Light rain (total 8mm), mostly falling on Thu night. Warm (max 26°C on Fri morning, min 23°C on Wed afternoon). Winds increasing (light winds from the E on Thu morning, fresh winds from the NNE by Fri night).

Days 3-6 Weather Summary Moderate rain (total 17mm), heaviest on Sat afternoon. Warm (max 27°C on Sat afternoon, min 18°C on Sun night). Winds decreasing (fresh winds from the SSW on Mon morning, light winds from the SSW by Tue morning).

Days 6-9 Weather Summary Light rain (total 4mm), mostly falling on Thu night. Warm (max 24°C on Wed afternoon, min 20°C on Wed morning). Winds increasing (calm on Wed night, fresh winds from the SE by Fri morning).

Long Range Forecast: Some drizzle, heaviest during Fri afternoon. Warm (max 23°C on Fri afternoon, min 21°C on Sat night). Winds decreasing (fresh winds from the SE on Fri afternoon, light winds from the E by Sat night).

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Information about the Backdoor Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for Backdoor provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 12 days. A general guide to surfing at Backdoor can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our Backdoor 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) 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 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 is 15 km (9 miles) from the city of Inhambane. If you plan a holiday in Inhambane, look for hotels and other accommodation in Inhambane. Inhambane has rooms for a wide range of budgets as well as car hire and transport links.