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Backdoors ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.3

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Backdoors Surf Guide

Backdoors in Nullarbor is an exposed reef break that only works once in a while. Winter is the favoured time of year for surfing here. Offshore winds are from the north northeast. Waves just as likely from local windswells as from distant groundswells and the best swell direction is from the southwest. There is a right hand reef break. Best around low tide. Sometimes crowded. Watch out for rocks, sharks and isolation.

Backdoors Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReefIcon  s33.3
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
inconsistent
18.0°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Backdoors:

The best conditions reported for surf at Backdoors occur when a Southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the North-northeast.

Surf Forecasts:

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

juneBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Backdoors with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of June. Clean surfable waves are typically found 42% of the time in June while 55% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 3% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
42%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
55%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
3%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Backdoors Location Map

Interactive Backdoors 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 nearest passenger airport to Backdoors is Woomera Airport (UMR) in Australia, which is 379 km (235 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Backdoors is Adelaide International Airport (ADL), also in Australia, 604 km (375 miles) away.

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Icon legend buoysLive Wave Height (m)
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Backdoors Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Monday, 17 May 2021, 21:46 Local Time
MonTue
6:30PM9:30PM0:30AM3:30AM
Wave (m) 1.8
SW
1.8
SW
1.6
SW
1.6
SW
Period (s) 17 17 16 16
Wind (km/h) 20
ESE 20
E 15
ENE 20
NNE
Wind State cross cross-
off
cross-
off
off

Swell History at Backdoors

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

Wind History at Backdoors

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

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    • Icon  s33.0
    Reliability: consistent
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