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Backyards ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 5.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 4.5

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Backyards Surf Guide

Backyards in Oahu is an exposed reef break that has very consistent surf, although summer tends to be mostly flat. Works best in offshore winds from the south southeast. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the ideal swell angle is from the northwest. There are left and right breaking reefs. Unlikely to be too crowded, even when the surf is up. Hazards include rocks and locals.

Backyards Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReefIcon  s54.5
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
very consistent
25.9°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Backyards:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

januaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Backyards with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of January. Clean surfable waves are typically found 30% of the time in January while 51% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 19% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
30%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
51%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
19%
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 Dillingham Airport (HDH) in Usa Oahu Isl., 21 km (13 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Backyards is Kaneohe Bay Mcaf Airport (NGF), also in Usa Oahu Isl., 38 km (24 miles) away.

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Backyards Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Sunday, 17 October 2021, 08:24 Local Time
Sunday 17
5AM8AM11AM2PM
Wave (m)
0.8
NW
0.7
NW
0.7
NW
0.6
NW
Period (s) 12 12 12 12
Wind (km/h)
25
30
30
30
Wind State cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off

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.

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