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Banzai Pipeline and Backdoor Surf Forecast / HAW – Oahu / USA

12 Day Weather and Surf, issued 7 am Sunday 29 Jan 2023 HST
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Banzai Pipeline and Backdoor surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Banzai Pipeline and Backdoor sea temperature is 24.9 °C (Statistics for 29 Jan 1981-2005 - mean: 24.1 max: 25.1 min: 23.5 °C)
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Banzai Pipeline and Backdoor surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Banzai Pipeline and Backdoor sea temperature is 24.9 °C (Statistics for 29 Jan 1981-2005 - mean: 24.1 max: 25.1 min: 23.5 °C)

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28 km away, 1 h 6 min ago

Calm
2 km/h
NE
19.0
24.9
Air / Water (°C)
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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for Banzai Pipeline and Backdoor this week:

The surf forecast for Banzai Pipeline and Backdoor over the next 12 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Sunday (Jan 29) at 8PM. The primary swell is predicted to be 2.2m and 17s period with a secondary swell of 0.8m and 11s. Another secondary swell of 3.0m and 8s is also forecast. The wind is predicted to be cross-offshore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Banzai Pipeline and Backdoor in the next 12 days are 2.2m 17s and forecast to arrive on Sunday (Jan 29) at 8PM. Winds are predicted to be cross-offshore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 2.5m 10s period and expected on Tuesday (Jan 31) at 2AM.

Wave TypeTime (HST) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+) 8PM (Sun 29th Jan)7ft (2.2m) 17s
Best Surf11AM (Mon 30th Jan)6ft (1.8m) 16s
Most Powerful 8PM (Sun 29th Jan)7ft (2.2m) 17s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for Banzai Pipeline and Backdoor over the next 12 days.

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Sunday
29
Monday
30
Tuesday
31
Wednesday
01
Thursday
02
Friday
03
Saturday
04
Sunday
05
Monday
06
Tuesday
07
Wednesday
08
Thursday
09
AMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNight
Rating
(10 max)
004554334444333201222212333221100000
Swell
Height Map
T hawaiiunitedstates.htsgw.metric.144.cc23
T hawaiiunitedstates.htsgw.metric.168.cc23
T hawaiiunitedstates.htsgw.metric.192.cc23
T hawaiiunitedstates.htsgw.metric.216.cc23
T hawaiiunitedstates.htsgw.metric.240.cc23
T hawaiiunitedstates.htsgw.metric.264.cc23
T hawaiiunitedstates.htsgw.metric.288.cc23
T hawaiiunitedstates.htsgw.metric.300.cc23
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
2
NW
2.1
NW
2.1
NW
1.8
NW
1.6
NW
1.3
NW
1.1
NW
0.9
NW
1.1
NW
1.1
NW
1.3
NW
1.2
NW
1.1
NW
1.2
NW
0.9
NW
1
NW
0.6
NW
2.2
NE
2.3
NE
1.5
NNW
1.7
NNW
1.4
NNW
1.3
NNW
0.8
NW
1.3
NW
1.6
NW
1.8
NW
1.8
NW
1.8
NW
1.6
NW
1.3
NW
1.2
NW
0.9
NW
1.2
NW
1.3
NW
0.8
NW
Period(s) (?)1817161615141313161514131312121314781413121120181716151514131316141315
Wave
Graph
(?)Metric surfscale
Energy (?)2531240821071513102072638629066755774651143143724431512147958278098054137954810181388170715401326978637480390589560322
Wind
(km/h)
40
NNE
35
NNE
25
NE
20
ENE
10
E
20
SSE
15
SSE
5
SSE
10
ENE
5
ESE
15
NE
10
ENE
10
E
10
NE
10
ENE
20
NE
25
NE
25
ENE
30
ENE
25
E
25
E
25
E
35
ENE
25
ENE
30
ENE
30
ENE
35
ENE
40
ENE
40
ENE
40
ENE
45
ENE
45
ENE
45
ENE
45
E
45
E
50
ENE
Wind State (?)
onshore
cross-onshore
cross-shore
cross-offshore
offshore
glassy
crosscrosscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
glasscross-
off
cross-
off
offcross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
High Tide
/ height (m)
12:29AM
0.63
1:04AM
0.68
1:35AM
0.72
2:04AM
0.74
12:04PM
0.33
2:32AM
0.75
12:50PM
0.35
2:58AM
0.76
1:28PM
0.37
3:22AM
0.76
2:04PM
0.39
3:45AM
0.75
2:40PM
0.41
4:05AM
0.73
3:19PM
0.42
4:23AM
0.69
4:03PM
0.44
4:37AM
0.65
4:52PM
0.45
4:49AM
0.61
Low Tide
/ height (m)
3:10PM
0.17
4:09PM
0.15
5:06PM
0.13
5:55PM
0.10
9:45AM
0.32
6:36PM
0.07
9:47AM
0.31
7:13PM
0.05
9:58AM
0.31
7:46PM
0.04
10:12AM
0.30
8:17PM
0.05
10:28AM
0.29
8:46PM
0.08
10:45AM
0.28
9:15PM
0.13
11:03AM
0.26
9:43PM
0.19
11:21AM
0.24
10:13PM
0.26

Note: the tide data above is for Backyards which is 4 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for Banzai Pipeline and Backdoor.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph
Offshore winds at Banzai Pipeline and Backdoor blow from the ESE

Sunday
29
Monday
30
Tuesday
31
Wednesday
01
Thursday
02
Friday
03
Saturday
04
Sunday
05
Monday
06
Tuesday
07
Wednesday
08
Thursday
09
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Rain (mm)
22992418---------11521--2-------------
Temp. °C212121212022242523242422242423232322222322242322232322232322222322232322
Low °C212121202020222422222422222422222322222222232222222322222322222222222321
Feels °C (?)161516192021252626272523262625222119202120231920202019191918171817181716
Sunrise7:11--7:09--7:09--7:09--7:09--7:09--7:07--7:07--7:07--7:07--7:07--7:05--
Sunset-6:19--6:20--6:21--6:21--6:22--6:22--6:22--6:23--6:23--6:24--6:24--6:25-

Short Range Forecast: Heavy rain (total 64mm), heaviest during Mon afternoon. Warm (max 25°C on Tue afternoon, min 20°C on Mon morning). Winds decreasing (strong winds from the NNE on Sun morning, light winds from the SSE by Tue afternoon).

Days 3-6 Weather Summary Light rain (total 7mm), mostly falling on Fri night. Warm (max 24°C on Wed morning, min 22°C on Wed morning). Winds increasing (calm on Wed morning, fresh winds from the ENE by Fri night).

Days 6-9 Weather Summary Light rain (total 5mm), mostly falling on Sat morning. Warm (max 24°C on Sun morning, min 22°C on Sat morning). Mainly fresh winds.

Long Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Warm (max 23°C on Tue morning, min 21°C on Thu night). Mainly near gales.

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Information about the Banzai Pipeline and Backdoor Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for Banzai Pipeline and Backdoor provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 12 days. A general guide to surfing at Banzai Pipeline and Backdoor can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our Banzai Pipeline and Backdoor 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 (Banzai Pipeline and Backdoor) 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 Banzai Pipeline and Backdoor 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.

Banzai Pipeline and Backdoor is 17 km (11 miles) from Wahiawa. If you plan a vacation in Oahu, look for hotels and other accommodation in Wahiawa. Wahiawa has rooms for a wide range of budgets as well as car hire and transport links.