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Backdoor ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.7

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Backdoor Surf Forecast / Inhambane / Mozambique

12 Day Weather and Surf, issued 1 pm Friday 14 May 2021 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 14 May 1981-2005 - mean: 25.4 max: 26.5 min: 24.4 °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 14 May 1981-2005 - mean: 25.4 max: 26.5 min: 24.4 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update Continuing clean conditions at Backdoor (light winds from the ENE at InhambaneAeroporto 13 km from Backdoor).

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Light
9 km/h
ENE
Clean
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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 Friday (May 14) at 8PM. The primary swell is predicted to be 1.1m and 16s period with a secondary swell of 0.8m and 12s. Another secondary swell of 0.6m and 3s is also forecast. The wind is predicted to be cross-shore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Backdoor in the next 12 days are 1.4m 16s and forecast to arrive on Friday (May 14) at 11PM. Winds are predicted to be cross-offshore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 1.4m 6s period and expected on Sunday (May 16) at 8PM.

Wave TypeTime (CAT) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+) 8PM (Fri 14th May)3.5ft (1.1m) 16s
Best Surf 2AM (Sat 15th May)4.5ft (1.3m) 15s
Most Powerful11PM (Fri 14th May)4.5ft (1.4m) 16s

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
Fri
14
Saturday
15
Sunday
16
Monday
17
Tuesday
18
Wednesday
19
Thursday
20
Friday
21
Saturday
22
Sunday
23
Monday
24
Tuesday
25
Wed
26
PMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAM
244233020021011100023231001243123212
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T zimbabwe.htsgw.metric.30.cc23
T zimbabwe.htsgw.metric.54.cc23
T zimbabwe.htsgw.metric.78.cc23
T zimbabwe.htsgw.metric.102.cc23
T zimbabwe.htsgw.metric.126.cc23
T zimbabwe.htsgw.metric.150.cc23
T zimbabwe.htsgw.metric.174.cc23
T zimbabwe.htsgw.metric.198.cc23
T zimbabwe.htsgw.metric.222.cc23
T zimbabwe.htsgw.metric.246.cc23
T zimbabwe.htsgw.metric.270.cc23
T zimbabwe.htsgw.metric.294.cc23
1.1
S
1.3
S
1.3
S
1.2
S
1.2
S
0.9
SSW
0.8
SSW
0.7
SSW
0.7
SSW
0.9
SSW
1.6
S
1.3
S
0.9
SSW
1.3
SSW
1.2
SSW
1
S
0.7
SSW
0.6
S
0.5
S
1.1
E
1.3
ESE
1.3
ESE
1.4
ESE
1.2
ESE
1.1
ESE
1
ESE
0.9
SSW
1.2
S
1.2
SSW
1
SSW
1.3
ESE
1.3
ESE
1.2
SSW
1.4
SSW
1.2
SSW
0.9
SSW
1615141413121211111110109121211111112888998912121514121214131312
6207736945615062481921351351765043051324943972561268569165221221287212160157213411573357415486631651484240
20
NE
15
N
20
N
30
NNE
25
NNW
20
N
25
NNE
20
NNW
15
SSE
25
S
20
SSE
20
SE
20
ESE
15
E
20
ENE
20
ENE
15
NE
15
NE
20
NE
20
NNE
20
N
20
NNE
5
NNW
15
SE
25
SSE
25
SSE
20
ESE
10
ESE
15
N
15
NNE
20
NE
15
ENE
15
ENE
15
ENE
20
ENE
10
NE
crosscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
offcross-
on
cross-
on
onononcross-
on
cross-
on
crosscrosscrosscrosscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
oncross-
on
cross-
on
ononcross-
off
cross-
off
crosscrosscross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross
5:07PM
2.54
5:22AM
2.48
5:36PM
2.43
5:53AM
2.35
6:09PM
2.29
6:27AM
2.19
6:47PM
2.13
7:10AM
2.02
7:40PM
1.97
8:13AM
1.86
9:03PM
1.85
9:54AM
1.79
10:54PM
1.89
11:36AM
1.88
12:16AM
2.08
12:44PM
2.08
1:12AM
2.32
1:34PM
2.31
1:59AM
2.54
2:17PM
2.52
2:41AM
2.71
2:58PM
2.69
3:21AM
2.82
11:15PM
0.32
11:29AM
0.39
11:45PM
0.44
12:00PM
0.52
12:18AM
0.60
12:36PM
0.68
12:59AM
0.77
1:22PM
0.84
1:57AM
0.94
2:33PM
0.97
3:32AM
1.04
4:19PM
1.00
5:22AM
0.97
5:52PM
0.85
6:35AM
0.77
6:54PM
0.63
7:27AM
0.55
7:43PM
0.39
8:11AM
0.34
8:27PM
0.19
8:52AM
0.18
9:08PM
0.04
9:31AM
0.08

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

Fri
14
Saturday
15
Sunday
16
Monday
17
Tuesday
18
Wednesday
19
Thursday
20
Friday
21
Saturday
22
Sunday
23
Monday
24
Tuesday
25
Wed
26
PMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAM
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
thunderstorm
thunderstorm
thunderstorm
thunderstorm
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
cloudy
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232222252223262022242424242424232323232222242123232323242122242323232223
232325262528272525252425252424242323242323242424242424242424242323242324
--6:05--6:05--6:05--6:05--6:05--6:07--6:07--6:07--6:07--6:09--6:09--6:09
5:02--5:02--5:01--5:01--5:00--5:00--5:00--5:00--5:00--5:00--4:59--4:59--

Short Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Warm (max 28°C on Sun morning, min 20°C on Sun night). Mainly fresh winds.

Days 3-6 Weather Summary Mostly dry. Warm (max 25°C on Mon afternoon, min 23°C on Wed afternoon). Wind will be generally light.

Days 6-9 Weather Summary Light rain (total 4mm), mostly falling on Sat afternoon. Warm (max 24°C on Thu afternoon, min 21°C on Fri night). Wind will be generally light.

Long Range Forecast: Some drizzle, heaviest during Sun afternoon. Warm (max 24°C on Sun afternoon, min 21°C on Sun night). Wind will be generally light.

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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.