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Backsides Surf Forecast / NSW – North Coast / Australia

12 Day 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)

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  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: 45 min ago

Light
15 km/h
ESE
Cross-On
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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for Backsides this week:

The surf forecast for Backsides over the next 12 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Monday (May 23) at 10AM. The primary swell is predicted to be 2.4m and 9s period with a secondary swell of 0.7m and 10s. Another secondary swell of 0.6m and 15s is also forecast. The wind is predicted to be cross-onshore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Backsides in the next 12 days are 2.5m 10s and forecast to arrive on Saturday (May 28) at 7AM. Winds are predicted to be cross-offshore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 0.7m 4s period and expected on Sunday (May 29) at 10PM.

Wave TypeTime (AEST) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+)10AM (Mon 23rd May)8ft (2.4m) 9s
Best Surf10AM (Mon 23rd May)8ft (2.4m) 9s
Most Powerful 7AM (Sat 28th May)8ft (2.5m) 10s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for Backsides 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
Monday
23
Tuesday
24
Wednesday
25
Thursday
26
Friday
27
Saturday
28
Sunday
29
Monday
30
Tuesday
31
Wednesday
01
Thursday
02
Fri
03
NightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPM
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1.9
ENE
2.4
E
2.3
E
2.1
E
1.9
E
1.8
E
1.8
E
1.6
E
1.4
E
1.6
E
1.7
E
1.6
E
2
E
2.1
E
2
E
1.7
ESE
2.4
E
2.1
E
2
ESE
1.4
ESE
1.1
E
1.2
ESE
0.9
ESE
0.9
S
0.9
E
0.8
E
0.7
E
0.6
E
0.9
S
1.6
SSE
1.5
S
1.4
S
1.2
S
1.1
S
0.9
SSE
0.8
SSE
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541861791593548505515399306381355305566647646480114786575741023130616011923514610272175929576475338275167128
20
SE
20
SE
20
SE
10
SE
15
SE
15
SE
10
SE
10
SSE
20
SE
5
E
5
S
10
SSE
15
SE
30
S
40
SSE
30
SSW
25
SW
15
S
15
W
20
W
10
NW
10
NW
20
NW
25
WNW
25
WNW
25
WNW
25
WNW
20
W
15
W
5
W
10
NW
10
WNW
10
N
5
WNW
10
WSW
15
SSW
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
onglasscross-
on
cross-
on
crosscrosscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
offoffcross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
offcross-
off
offoffoffoffcross-
off
cross-
off
crossoffcross-
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
7:53AM
1.04
8:30PM
1.58
8:30AM
1.01
9:06PM
1.59
9:09AM
0.96
9:42PM
1.57
9:50AM
0.90
10:19PM
1.52
10:35AM
0.85
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
1:43PM
0.17
3:07AM
0.33
2:16PM
0.20
3:49AM
0.34
2:50PM
0.24
4:32AM
0.35
3:25PM
0.29
5:16AM
0.34
4:02PM
0.34

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
23
Tuesday
24
Wednesday
25
Thursday
26
Friday
27
Saturday
28
Sunday
29
Monday
30
Tuesday
31
Wednesday
01
Thursday
02
Fri
03
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Short Range Forecast: Heavy rain (total 52mm), heaviest during Sun night. Warm (max 20°C on Tue morning, min 16°C on Tue night). Wind will be generally light.

Days 3-6 Weather Summary Heavy rain (total 119mm), heaviest during Fri afternoon. Warm (max 21°C on Sat morning, min 16°C on Wed night). Winds increasing (calm on Wed night, strong winds from the SSE by Fri afternoon).

Days 6-9 Weather Summary Mostly dry. Warm (max 21°C on Mon morning, min 14°C on Mon night). Wind will be generally light.

Long Range Forecast: Moderate rain (total 15mm), heaviest on Thu night. Very mild (max 18°C on Fri afternoon, min 11°C on Tue night). Wind will be generally light.

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Information about the Backsides Surf forecast

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

Backsides is 5 km (3 miles) from Ballina. If you plan a holiday in North Coast - New South Wales, look for hotels and other accommodation in Ballina. Ballina has rooms for a wide range of budgets as well as car hire and transport links.