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

Overall: 3.6

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Backsides Surf Forecast / NSW – North Coast / Australia

48hr Weather and Surf, issued 3 pm Monday 17 May 2021 AEST
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Backsides surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Backsides sea temperature is 23.2 °C (Statistics for 17 May 1981-2005 - mean: 23.2 max: 24.8 min: 22.4 °C)
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Backsides surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Backsides sea temperature is 23.2 °C (Statistics for 17 May 1981-2005 - mean: 23.2 max: 24.8 min: 22.4 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update Still cross-shore at Backsides (light winds from the S at BallinaArptAws 5 km from Backsides).

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Moderate
17 km/h
S
Cross-Shore
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How big are the waves at Backsides today?

The current surf forecast for Backsides at 9PM is: 1.6m 8s primary swell from a South-southeast direction and 0.5m 9s secondary swell from a East direction (forecast issued at 03:00pm May 17). An open ocean swell of 0.2m 10s is not directed at the surf break. The wind direction is predicted to be cross-shore.

Time (AEST) & DateWave HeightWave Period
Morning (17 May)--
Afternoon (17 May)3.5ft (1.1m)8s
Evening (17 May)5ft (1.6m)8s

Table - waves today at Backsides. (Swell directed towards the surf break)

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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)
Temp. °C
Chill °C (?)
Sunrise
Sunset
Monday
17
Tuesday
18
Wednesday
19
Thursday
20
Friday
21
Saturday
22
Sunday
23
Monday
24
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S
1.1
S
1.5
SSE
1.6
SSE
1.6
SSE
1.5
S
1.1
SSE
2
SSE
1.9
SSE
1.7
SSE
1.4
SSE
1.6
SSE
1.3
SSE
1.3
SSE
1.1
SSE
0.6
SSE
0.9
SSE
0.9
SSE
0.9
SSE
0.9
SSE
0.8
SSE
0.9
SSE
1
SSE
1
S
1
SSE
1
SSE
0.9
SSE
0.9
SSE
0.9
SSE
0.9
SSE
0.8
SSE
0.7
SSE
0.6
SSE
0.9
ENE
0.9
ENE
1.3
SSE
0.9
ENE
1
E
1.1
E
1.2
E
1.2
E
1.3
E
1.1
E
1.2
E
1.2
E
1.1
E
1.1
E
1.1
E
1.1
E
1.6
SSE
1
E
1.3
SSE
1
E
1
E
1
E
1
E
1
E
1
E
1
E
1
E
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20
SSW
20
SSE
20
SSE
20
SSE
15
SW
20
SW
15
SW
15
SW
15
SSW
15
SSE
10
SE
10
SSE
5
SSE
5
S
5
S
10
SSW
15
SSE
15
SE
15
ESE
10
SE
10
SSE
10
SSW
15
SW
15
SW
10
S
10
SSE
10
SSE
10
SSE
10
SSW
15
SW
15
SSW
20
SSE
25
SSE
25
SSE
20
SSE
20
SSE
20
SSE
15
SSE
10
S
10
SSW
20
SSE
20
SSE
20
SSE
20
SE
20
SSE
20
SSE
20
SSE
20
SSE
25
SSE
25
SSE
20
S
15
SSE
15
SSE
15
SE
10
SSE
15
SSE
15
SSE
15
SSE
15
SSE
10
SSE
cross-
off
crosscrosscrosscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
crosscross-
on
cross-
on
crosscrosscrosscross-
off
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
crosscrosscross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
crosscross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
crosscrosscrosscross-
off
crosscrosscrosscross-
on
cross-
on
crosscrosscrosscrosscrosscrosscrosscrosscross-
on
crosscrosscrosscross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
11:52AM
0.79
12:14AM
1.36
12:58PM
0.76
1:09AM
1.31
2:14PM
0.79
2:11AM
1.27
3:27PM
0.88
3:16AM
1.26
4:27PM
1.01
4:19AM
1.26
5:18PM
1.18
5:17AM
1.27
6:05PM
1.35
6:10AM
1.27
6:52PM
1.52
5:14PM
0.41
7:27AM
0.36
6:14PM
0.45
8:24AM
0.32
7:26PM
0.47
9:18AM
0.27
8:44PM
0.45
10:08AM
0.21
10:00PM
0.40
10:53AM
0.15
11:10PM
0.32
11:36AM
0.10
12:12AM
0.24
12:19PM
0.06

Note: the tide data above is for Ballina, Australia which is 4 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for Backsides.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph
Offshore winds at Backsides blow from the W

Monday
17
Tuesday
18
Wednesday
19
Thursday
20
Friday
21
Saturday
22
Sunday
23
Monday
24
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