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Backwash ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 4.5
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 2.0
Crowds: 3.5

Overall: 2.8

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Backwash Surf Guide

Backwash in Golfo Dulce is a quite exposed point break that has very consistent surf The best wind direction is from the northwest. Clean groundswells prevail and the best swell direction is from the south. Even when there are waves, it's not likley to be crowded. Watch out for rips and rocks.

Backwash Spot Info

Icon  pointPointIcon  s32.8
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
very consistent
28.5°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Backwash:

The best conditions reported for surf at Backwash occur when a South swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Northwest.

Surf Forecasts:

What's the best time of year to surf Backwash (for consistent clean waves)?

septemberBest Season: summer
The best time of year for surfing Backwash with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Summer and most often the month of September. Clean surfable waves are typically found 63% of the time in September while 13% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 24% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).
Backwash Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Tuesday, 20 October 2020, 00:45 Local Time
MonTuesday 20
Wave (m) 0.9
Period (s) 14 19 18 18
Wind (km/h) 5
Wind State glass glass cross-

Swell History at Backwash

Surf stats for Backwash, see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at Backwash

Wind stats for Backwash, see the variation in direction and stength by month or season on the history page here.

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