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Banzai Pipeline and Backdoor ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.9
Consistency of Surf: 3.8
Difficulty Level: 4.8
Wind and Kite Surfing: 2.6
Crowds: 2.3

Overall: 4.1

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Banzai Pipeline and Backdoor break guidePhoto by: Thomas Dean

Banzai Pipeline and Backdoor Surf Guide

Banzai Pipelines and Backdoor in Oahu is an exposed reef break that has quite reliable surf, although summer tends to be mostly flat. Offshore winds are from the east southeast. Groundswells more frequent than windswells and the best swell direction is from the northwest. Reef breaks provide lefts and rights. Good surf at all stages of the tide. Often Crowded. Beware of rips and rocks.

Banzai Pipeline and Backdoor Spot Info

Type:Rating:
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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
27.3°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Banzai Pipeline and Backdoor:

The best conditions reported for surf at Banzai Pipeline and Backdoor occur when a Northwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the East-southeast.

Surf Forecasts:

What's the best time of year to surf Banzai Pipeline and Backdoor (for consistent clean waves)?

januaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Banzai Pipeline and Backdoor 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 52% of the time in January while 29% 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
52%
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
19%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).
Banzai Pipeline and Backdoor Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Tuesday, 22 September 2020, 14:05 Local Time
Tuesday 22
11AM2PM5PM8PM
Wave (m) 0.4
NNW
0.4
NNE
0.5
N
0.5
N
Period (s) 9 8 8 8
Wind (km/h) 20
ENE 20
ENE 20
ENE 20
E
Wind State cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off

Swell History at Banzai Pipeline and Backdoor

Surf stats for Banzai Pipeline and Backdoor, see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at Banzai Pipeline and Backdoor

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

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