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Backwash Surf Forecast / Baja Sur / Mexico

12 Day Weather and Surf, issued 4 am Tuesday 29 Nov 2022 MST
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Backwash surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Backwash sea temperature is 26.1 °C (Statistics for 29 Nov 1981-2005 - mean: 25.2 max: 26.6 min: 22.9 °C)
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Backwash surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Backwash sea temperature is 26.1 °C (Statistics for 29 Nov 1981-2005 - mean: 25.2 max: 26.6 min: 22.9 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update Continuing clean conditions at Backwash (calm at Cabo San Lucas 5 km from Backwash).

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Clean
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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for Backwash this week:

The surf forecast for Backwash over the next 12 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Tuesday (Nov 29) at 11AM. The primary swell is predicted to be 0.5m and 14s period. The wind is predicted to be offshore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Backwash in the next 12 days are 0.7m 13s and forecast to arrive on Wednesday (Nov 30) at 2AM. Winds are predicted to be offshore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 1.2m 6s period and expected on Tuesday (Dec 06) at 5AM.

Wave TypeTime (MST) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+)11AM (Tue 29th Nov)1.5ft (0.5m) 14s
Best Surf11AM (Tue 29th Nov)1.5ft (0.5m) 14s
Most Powerful 2AM (Wed 30th Nov)2.5ft (0.7m) 13s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for Backwash over the next 12 days.

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Tuesday
29
Wednesday
30
Thursday
01
Friday
02
Saturday
03
Sunday
04
Monday
05
Tuesday
06
Wednesday
07
Thursday
08
Friday
09
Saturday
10
AMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNight
Rating
(10 max)
222222111111221111100000000011000112
Swell
Height Map
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T mexico.htsgw.metric.132.cc23
T mexico.htsgw.metric.156.cc23
T mexico.htsgw.metric.180.cc23
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Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
0.5
S
0.6
SSW
0.7
SSW
0.6
SSW
0.6
SSW
0.6
S
0.5
S
0.5
SSW
0.4
S
0.5
S
0.5
S
0.5
S
0.6
S
0.6
S
0.4
SW
0.5
S
0.5
S
0.5
S
0.4
SW
0.4
SSE
0.3
S
0.3
SW
0.4
SW
0.4
SE
0.5
SSE
0.5
SSE
0.5
S
0.4
SSE
0.4
SW
0.4
SW
0.4
SE
0.4
SE
0.4
SW
0.4
SW
0.5
SW
0.6
SSW
Period(s) (?)14141313121212121514131112121612121114111113138888814147712161617
Wave
Graph
(?)Metric surfscale
Energy (?)1071491841311191067381799788641131087369695754382027441635353019534912123964127195
Wind
(km/h)
5
WNW
15
WNW
15
NNW
0
NW
5
WNW
10
NNW
5
S
10
W
10
NNW
5
ESE
5
WNW
10
NNW
10
W
10
NW
10
NW
5
WNW
10
NW
15
NNW
10
WNW
15
NW
5
W
0
WSW
5
NW
15
NNW
5
WNW
15
NW
10
N
10
S
5
ESE
5
NNE
10
SSE
10
SSW
5
N
10
SSE
10
SW
10
N
Wind State (?)
onshore
cross-onshore
cross-shore
cross-offshore
offshore
glassy
offoffoffglassglassoffglasscross-
off
offglasscross-
off
offcross-
off
offoffoffoffoffcross-
off
offglassglassglassoffglassoffcross-
off
cross-
on
glassglasscross-
on
crossglasscross-
on
crosscross-
off
High Tide
/ height (m)
11:44AM
1.01
3:56AM
0.83
1:53PM
0.85
4:37AM
0.96
3:59PM
0.81
5:09AM
1.08
5:18PM
0.84
5:38AM
1.19
6:15PM
0.87
6:05AM
1.28
7:00PM
0.89
6:31AM
1.35
7:38PM
0.89
6:56AM
1.39
8:12PM
0.87
7:21AM
1.40
8:44PM
0.85
7:45AM
1.39
9:14PM
0.81
8:10AM
1.37
9:45PM
0.77
8:35AM
1.33
10:19PM
0.73
Low Tide
/ height (m)
8:01PM
0.08
8:51AM
0.66
9:22PM
0.13
10:41AM
0.47
10:22PM
0.17
11:36AM
0.26
11:06PM
0.20
12:18PM
0.09
11:43PM
0.24
12:53PM
-0.05
12:14AM
0.28
1:25PM
-0.14
12:41AM
0.32
1:56PM
-0.20
1:06AM
0.35
2:25PM
-0.21
1:30AM
0.38
2:53PM
-0.20
1:52AM
0.41
3:23PM
-0.16
2:14AM
0.44
3:53PM
-0.10
2:35AM
0.48

Note: the tide data above is for Cabo San Lucas, Baja California Sur, Mexico which is 1 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for Backwash.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph
Offshore winds at Backwash blow from the NW

Tuesday
29
Wednesday
30
Thursday
01
Friday
02
Saturday
03
Sunday
04
Monday
05
Tuesday
06
Wednesday
07
Thursday
08
Friday
09
Saturday
10
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Rain (mm)
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Temp. °C232421242423252523262624262624262624262524262524262624242523242423252523
Low °C202221212322232423242524252523242523242524242523232523222422222322222423
Feels °C (?)222321242422262524272725272625272624272525282726282625252625252526262625
Sunrise6:41--6:43--6:43--6:43--6:45--6:45--6:46--6:47--6:47--6:48--6:48--6:48--
Sunset-5:32--5:32--5:32--5:32--5:32--5:34--5:34--5:34--5:34--5:34--5:35--5:35-

Short Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Warm (max 25°C on Thu morning, min 20°C on Tue morning). Wind will be generally light.

Days 3-6 Weather Summary Mostly dry. Warm (max 26°C on Fri morning, min 23°C on Sat night). Wind will be generally light.

Days 6-9 Weather Summary Mostly dry. Warm (max 26°C on Mon morning, min 23°C on Tue night). Wind will be generally light.

Long Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Warm (max 25°C on Thu afternoon, min 22°C on Thu morning). Wind will be generally light.

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Information about the Backwash Surf forecast

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

Backwash is 1 km (1 miles) from Cabo San Lucas. If you plan a holiday in Baja Sur, look for hotels and other accommodation in Cabo San Lucas. Cabo San Lucas has rooms for a wide range of budgets as well as car hire and transport links.