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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 Forecast / Golfo Dulce / Costa Rica

12 Day Weather and Surf, issued 11 am Sunday 01 Aug 2021 CST
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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 29.3 °C (Statistics for 01 Aug 1981-2005 - mean: 28.2 max: 29.6 min: 27.2 °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 29.3 °C (Statistics for 01 Aug 1981-2005 - mean: 28.2 max: 29.6 min: 27.2 °C)

Eyeball surf reportRecent Eyeball Surf Reports for Golfo Dulce

  1. weather stationWind Update The wind is still cross-off at Backwash (moderate winds from the WSW at SHIP3425 65 km from Backwash).

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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 Sunday (Aug 01) at 6PM. The primary swell is predicted to be 0.9m and 18s period with a secondary swell of 1.1m and 11s. The wind is predicted to be offshore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Backwash in the next 12 days are 1.2m 16s and forecast to arrive on Monday (Aug 02) at 9PM. Winds are predicted to be cross-offshore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 0.6m 6s period and expected on Friday (Aug 06) at 3PM.

Wave TypeTime (CST) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+) 6PM (Sun 1st Aug)3ft (0.9m) 18s
Best Surf 9PM (Mon 2nd Aug)4ft (1.2m) 16s
Most Powerful 9PM (Mon 2nd Aug)4ft (1.2m) 16s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for Backwash 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
Sunday
01
Monday
02
Tuesday
03
Wednesday
04
Thursday
05
Friday
06
Saturday
07
Sunday
08
Monday
09
Tuesday
10
Wednesday
11
Thursday
12
AMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNight
333333333312221333323323323213323333
T honduras.htsgw.metric.12.cc23
T honduras.htsgw.metric.30.cc23
T honduras.htsgw.metric.54.cc23
T honduras.htsgw.metric.78.cc23
T honduras.htsgw.metric.102.cc23
T honduras.htsgw.metric.126.cc23
T honduras.htsgw.metric.150.cc23
T honduras.htsgw.metric.174.cc23
T honduras.htsgw.metric.198.cc23
T honduras.htsgw.metric.222.cc23
T honduras.htsgw.metric.246.cc23
T honduras.htsgw.metric.270.cc23
0.7
SW
0.9
SW
0.9
SSW
1.1
SW
1.1
SW
1.1
SW
1
SSW
1
SSW
0.9
SSW
0.9
SSW
0.8
SSW
0.8
SSW
0.7
SSW
0.7
SSW
0.6
SSW
0.8
SSW
0.8
SSW
1
SSW
1
SSW
1
SSW
1.1
SSW
0.9
SSW
1
SSW
1.1
SSW
1.1
SSW
1
SSW
1
SSW
0.9
SSW
0.8
SSW
0.9
SSW
0.8
SSW
1.1
SSW
1.1
SSW
1
SSW
2.2
SW
1.1
S
19181716161616151414141313131316161514141414141414131313121515141313714
364444528595587580506493367367264229154154115280277428400400472286352494453336326257196314292439408372503515
10
WNW
15
W
10
WNW
5
WNW
15
WSW
5
ENE
0
NW
15
NW
10
NW
5
SE
5
SSW
5
WSW
5
S
10
SW
10
NW
5
NW
15
WSW
15
NNW
5
E
10
SSW
0
WSW
5
SSE
10
SW
10
NW
5
NNW
10
SSW
0
W
5
SE
10
SW
5
NW
5
NNW
10
SW
10
NW
5
NW
15
WSW
15
NNW
cross-
off
cross-
off
offcross-
off
cross-
off
glassglassoffoffoncrosscross-
off
glasscross-
off
offoffcross-
off
cross-
off
glasscross-
on
glassglasscrossoffglasscrossglassglasscrossoffoffcrossoffoffcross-
off
off
9:11PM
2.21
9:32AM
2.41
10:14PM
2.14
10:31AM
2.37
11:19PM
2.15
11:31AM
2.39
12:19AM
2.21
12:27PM
2.46
1:11AM
2.32
1:17PM
2.57
1:56AM
2.46
2:01PM
2.68
2:37AM
2.60
2:43PM
2.78
3:16AM
2.73
3:22PM
2.85
3:53AM
2.86
4:02PM
2.89
4:31AM
2.95
4:42PM
2.89
5:09AM
3.00
5:23PM
2.85
3:04PM
0.83
3:11AM
0.96
4:03PM
0.88
4:11AM
1.03
5:05PM
0.88
5:14AM
1.05
6:04PM
0.82
6:14AM
1.00
6:56PM
0.71
7:07AM
0.90
7:42PM
0.59
7:53AM
0.78
8:23PM
0.46
8:36AM
0.66
9:02PM
0.34
9:17AM
0.54
9:39PM
0.26
9:57AM
0.45
10:16PM
0.21
10:38AM
0.38
10:53PM
0.20
11:19AM
0.34
11:32PM
0.24

Note: the tide data above is calculated at the surf break location.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

Sunday
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Monday
02
Tuesday
03
Wednesday
04
Thursday
05
Friday
06
Saturday
07
Sunday
08
Monday
09
Tuesday
10
Wednesday
11
Thursday
12
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5:24--5:24--5:24--5:24--5:24--5:24--5:24--5:24--5:24--5:24--5:24--5:24--
-5:52--5:52--5:52--5:52--5:52--5:52--5:52--5:51--5:51--5:51--5:50--5:50-

Short Range Forecast: Heavy rain (total 73mm), heaviest during Mon night. Warm (max 28°C on Sun morning, min 24°C on Mon night). Wind will be generally light.

Days 3-6 Weather Summary Heavy rain (total 34mm), heaviest during Fri night. Warm (max 28°C on Thu morning, min 24°C on Fri night). Wind will be generally light.

Days 6-9 Weather Summary Moderate rain (total 19mm), heaviest on Sat afternoon. Warm (max 28°C on Sat afternoon, min 25°C on Sat night). Wind will be generally light.

Long Range Forecast: Heavy rain (total 100mm), heaviest during Tue night. Warm (max 28°C on Tue morning, min 23°C on Thu night). 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.

Are you planning a holiday in Golfo Dulce? If you are looking for accommodation near Backwash, camping, hotels and holiday cottages in Golfo Dulce, consider staying in Golfito which is 28 km (17 miles) away. Other places in and around Golfo Dulce where you can find information about places to rent, and car hire include Puerto Armuelles which is 48 km (30 miles) away, La Concepcion, Pedregal and David.