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Backsides Surf Forecast / NSW – North Coast / Australia

48hr Weather and Surf, issued 9 pm Sunday 22 May 2022 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 23.7 °C (Statistics for 22 May 1981-2005 - mean: 23.0 max: 24.2 min: 22.1 °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 23.7 °C (Statistics for 22 May 1981-2005 - mean: 23.0 max: 24.2 min: 22.1 °C)

Eyeball surf reportRecent Eyeball Surf Reports for NSW - North Coast

  1. weather stationWind Update The wind is still cross-on at Backsides (light winds from the ESE at Ballina Airport Automatic Weather Station 5 km from Backsides).

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Actual: 52 min ago

Light
15 km/h
ESE
Cross-On
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How big are the waves at Backsides today?

The current surf forecast for Backsides at 1AM is: 1.9m 9s primary swell from a East-northeast direction and 0.9m 10s secondary swell from a South-southeast direction, 1.7m 8s secondary swell from a Southeast direction (forecast issued at 09:00pm May 22). The wind direction is predicted to be cross-onshore.

Time (AEST) & DateWave HeightWave Period
Morning (23 May)8ft (2.4m)9s
Afternoon (23 May)7.5ft (2.3m)9s
Evening (23 May)7ft (2.1m)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
Sun
22
Monday
23
Tuesday
24
Wednesday
25
Thursday
26
Friday
27
Saturday
28
Sunday
29
Mon
30
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2.5
E
2.5
E
1.9
ENE
2.1
E
2.4
E
2.4
E
2.3
E
2.3
E
2.2
E
2.1
E
2.1
E
2
E
2
E
1.9
E
1.8
E
1.8
E
1.8
E
1.8
E
1.8
E
1.7
E
1.7
E
1.6
E
1.5
E
1.4
E
1.3
E
1.3
E
1.6
E
1.8
E
1.8
E
1.7
E
1.7
E
1.6
E
1.8
E
1.9
E
2
E
1.9
E
2
E
2.1
E
2.1
E
2
E
1.7
ENE
2
ESE
1.7
ESE
2.4
E
2.5
E
2.4
E
2.2
E
2.1
E
2.1
E
2
E
2
ESE
1.6
E
1.5
E
1.4
ESE
1.4
ESE
1.1
E
1.1
E
1.2
ESE
1.2
ESE
1.1
E
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30
ESE
25
ESE
20
SE
20
SE
20
SE
20
SE
20
SE
20
SE
20
SE
20
SE
10
SE
10
SSE
15
SE
15
SE
15
SSE
15
SE
15
SE
15
SE
10
SE
10
SSE
10
S
10
SSE
15
SE
20
SE
15
SE
10
E
5
E
5
ESE
5
SSE
5
S
10
E
10
SSE
15
SE
15
SE
15
SE
20
SSE
25
S
30
S
30
SSW
40
SSE
40
SSE
35
S
30
SSW
30
SW
25
SW
25
SW
20
SSW
15
S
10
S
10
WNW
15
W
20
W
20
W
20
W
20
W
10
NW
20
WNW
10
WNW
10
NW
15
NNW
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
crosscrosscross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
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on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
crosscrosscrosscross-
off
crosscrosscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
crossoffoffoffoffoffoffcross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
2:08AM
1.39
3:20PM
0.92
3:15AM
1.30
4:25PM
1.02
4:17AM
1.24
5:17PM
1.14
5:10AM
1.19
6:01PM
1.26
5:56AM
1.15
6:41PM
1.37
6:37AM
1.11
7:18PM
1.47
7:15AM
1.08
7:55PM
1.54
7:23PM
0.37
9:11AM
0.19
8:41PM
0.39
10:05AM
0.16
9:59PM
0.38
10:51AM
0.14
11:07PM
0.35
11:30AM
0.13
12:05AM
0.33
12:06PM
0.13
12:56AM
0.32
12:39PM
0.13
1:41AM
0.32
1:11PM
0.15
2:24AM
0.32

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

Sun
22
Monday
23
Tuesday
24
Wednesday
25
Thursday
26
Friday
27
Saturday
28
Sunday
29
Mon
30
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