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Backyards Surf Guide

Backyards in East Shore is an exposed reef break that has reasonably consistent surf Offshore winds are from the north northwest with some shelter here from northwest winds. Waves just as likely from local windswells as from distant groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the east southeast. Right and better left hand reef breaks.. Best around high tide. It's sometimes crowded here. Hazards include rips and rocks.

Backyards Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReefIcon  s43.7
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
7.4°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Backyards:

The best conditions reported for surf at Backyards occur when a East-southeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the North-northwest.

Surf Forecasts:

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

septemberBest Season: autumn
The best time of year for surfing Backyards with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Autumn and most often the month of September. Clean surfable waves are typically found 21% of the time in September while 29% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 50% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
21%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
29%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
50%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Backyards Location Map

Interactive Backyards surf break location map. View information about nearby surf breaks, their wave consistency and rating compared to other spots in the region. Current swell conditions from local buoys are shown along with live wind speed and direction from nearby weather stations. Click icons on the map for more detail. The closest passenger airport to Backyards is Shearwater (Halifax) Airport (YAW) in Canada, 7 km (4 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Backyards is Halifax International Airport (YHZ), also in Canada, 29 km (18 miles) away.

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Backyards Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Saturday, 21 May 2022, 17:59 Local Time
SatSun
6PM9PM0AM3AM
Wave (m)
0.9
SSW
0.6
E
0.9
SSW
0.9
SSW
Period (s) 7 7 7 6
Wind (km/h)
20
15
10
10
Wind State cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on

Swell History at Backyards

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

Wind History at Backyards

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

Other Nearby Breaks Closest To:

Discover surf breaks near Backyards. Click below to view there surf guides.

    • Icon reefReef and point
    • Icon  s43.7
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    1km away
    • Icon pointPoint
    • Icon  s43.5
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    1km away
    • Icon reef  redReef and point
    • Icon  s32.9
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    2km away
    • Icon beachBeach
    • Icon  s43.5
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    2km away
    • Icon reefReef and point
    • Icon  s33.3
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    11km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To Backyards: