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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 Forecast / SA – Nullarbor / Australia

12 Day Weather and Surf, issued 2 am Saturday 17 Apr 2021 ACST
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Backdoors surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Backdoors sea temperature is 19.0 °C (Statistics for 17 Apr 1981-2005 - mean: 19.1 max: 19.9 min: 17.8 °C)
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Backdoors surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Backdoors sea temperature is 19.0 °C (Statistics for 17 Apr 1981-2005 - mean: 19.1 max: 19.9 min: 17.8 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update Offshore wind reported 68 km from Backdoors (light winds from the E at Ceduna Airport 68 km from Backdoors).

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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for Backdoors this week:

The surf forecast for Backdoors over the next 12 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Saturday (Apr 17) at 12PM. The primary swell is predicted to be 1.0m and 15s period with a secondary swell of 0.9m and 12s. Another secondary swell of 0.4m and 12s is also forecast. The wind is predicted to be cross-onshore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Backdoors in the next 12 days are 3.0m 21s and forecast to arrive on Thursday (Apr 22) at 6PM. Winds are predicted to be onshore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 0.1m 2s period and expected on Sunday (Apr 18) at 6AM.

Wave TypeTime (ACST) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+)12PM (Sat 17th Apr)3.5ft (1.0m) 15s
Best Surf12AM (Fri 23rd Apr)8ft (2.5m) 19s
Most Powerful 6PM (Thu 22nd Apr)10ft (3.0m) 21s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for Backdoors 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
Saturday
17
Sunday
18
Monday
19
Tuesday
20
Wednesday
21
Thursday
22
Friday
23
Saturday
24
Sunday
25
Monday
26
Tuesday
27
Wednesday
28
AMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNight
212434403102433357533222302424323312
T south australia.htsgw.metric.18.cc23
T south australia.htsgw.metric.42.cc23
T south australia.htsgw.metric.66.cc23
T south australia.htsgw.metric.90.cc23
T south australia.htsgw.metric.114.cc23
T south australia.htsgw.metric.138.cc23
T south australia.htsgw.metric.162.cc23
T south australia.htsgw.metric.186.cc23
T south australia.htsgw.metric.210.cc23
T south australia.htsgw.metric.234.cc23
T south australia.htsgw.metric.258.cc23
T south australia.htsgw.metric.282.cc23
1.2
SW
1
SSW
0.8
SSW
1.1
SW
1.4
SW
1.3
SW
1.3
SW
1.3
SW
1.1
SW
1.2
SW
1.3
SW
1.4
SW
1.3
SW
1.3
SW
1.4
SW
1.4
SW
2.5
SW
2.5
SW
2.4
SW
2.1
SW
1.8
SW
1.6
SW
1.4
SW
1.2
SW
1.1
SW
1.2
SSW
1.2
SW
1.2
SSW
1.1
SW
1
SW
0.9
SW
0.8
SW
0.8
SW
0.7
SW
0.7
SW
0.6
SW
121414151514131414131212131313142119171615141414131316161717161614141413
41440021059784470657057947849555558753562870179958565113332522121418978743541386458719666671530411344297200203140
15
SE
20
SSE
15
SSE
5
NE
15
SSW
5
SE
15
NNW
20
SW
10
SW
15
SW
30
SSE
15
SE
10
NNE
15
SW
15
SSW
15
WSW
20
SW
10
SSW
15
S
15
SSW
15
SSE
20
SE
20
SSE
25
SE
20
E
25
SSE
25
ESE
20
NE
15
SE
20
E
20
NNE
15
SSE
15
E
15
NNW
20
SSW
10
NE
crosscross-
on
cross-
on
offonglasscross-
off
oncross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
offononcross-
on
cross-
on
oncross-
on
oncross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
crosscross-
off
cross-
on
crossoffcross-
on
cross-
off
offcross-
on
cross-
off
cross-
off
oncross-
off
2:07PM
1.31
1:52AM
0.88
2:30PM
1.21
1:57AM
0.77
2:53PM
1.08
1:30AM
0.66
3:12PM
0.91
2:09PM
0.73
10:13PM
0.89
12:00PM
0.74
10:44PM
1.05
11:41AM
0.87
11:15PM
1.16
11:48AM
1.02
11:44PM
1.21
12:05PM
1.17
12:11AM
1.18
12:24PM
1.30
12:33AM
1.10
12:44PM
1.39
12:49AM
0.98
1:03PM
1.43
12:58AM
0.88
8:26PM
0.21
7:47AM
0.06
8:50PM
0.34
7:55AM
0.15
9:17PM
0.51
7:40AM
0.25
6:31AM
0.29
4:46PM
0.71
5:37AM
0.22
4:39PM
0.51
5:33AM
0.12
5:06PM
0.31
5:44AM
0.05
5:37PM
0.15
5:58AM
0.02
6:08PM
0.03
6:12AM
0.01
6:38PM
-0.02
6:24AM
0.01
7:06PM
0.00
6:33AM
-0.00
7:30PM
0.08

Note: the tide data above is calculated at the surf break location.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph
Offshore winds at Backdoors blow from the NNE

Saturday
17
Sunday
18
Monday
19
Tuesday
20
Wednesday
21
Thursday
22
Friday
23
Saturday
24
Sunday
25
Monday
26
Tuesday
27
Wednesday
28
AMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNight
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
cloudy
cloudy
partially cloudy
cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
cloudy
clear
clear
clear
clear
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6:58--7:00--7:01--7:01--7:01--7:03--7:03--7:03--7:05--7:05--7:05--7:07--
-6:15--6:14--6:12--6:10--6:09--6:08--6:07--6:07--6:06--6:05--6:04--6:02-

Short Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Very mild (max 19°C on Mon morning, min 14°C on Sun night). Wind will be generally light.

Days 3-6 Weather Summary Mostly dry. Very mild (max 18°C on Tue morning, min 13°C on Tue night). Wind will be generally light.

Days 6-9 Weather Summary Mostly dry. Very mild (max 18°C on Sun afternoon, min 15°C on Sat night). Wind will be generally light.

Long Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Warm (max 25°C on Wed morning, min 17°C on Mon morning). Wind will be generally light.

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Information about the Backdoors Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for Backdoors provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 12 days. A general guide to surfing at Backdoors can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our Backdoors 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 (Backdoors) 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 Backdoors 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.

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