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Daves Backyard ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 5.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Crowds: 5.0

Overall: 3.6

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Daves Backyard Surf Guide

Daves Backyard in Oahu is a reef break that has very consistent surf and works all around the year. The best wind direction is from the north northwest. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the south southeast. Even when the surf is up, crowds are unknown. Hazards include - Rips / undertow - Rocks - Sharks.

Daves Backyard Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReefIcon  s43.6
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
very consistent
26.2°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Daves Backyard:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

mayBest Season: spring
The best time of year for surfing Daves Backyard with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Spring and most often the month of May. Clean surfable waves are typically found 21% of the time in May while 40% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 39% 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
40%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
39%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Daves Backyard Location Map

Interactive Daves Backyard 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 Daves Backyard is Honolulu International Airport (HNL) in Usa Oahu Isl., 10 km (6 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Daves Backyard is Kaneohe Bay Mcaf Airport (NGF), also in Usa Oahu Isl., 31 km (19 miles) away.

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Daves Backyard Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Sunday, 17 October 2021, 08:26 Local Time
Sunday 17
5AM8AM11AM2PM
Wave (m)
1.3
E
1.4
E
1.2
E
1.6
ENE
Period (s) 7 7 7 7
Wind (km/h)
30
30
30
30
Wind State cross cross cross cross

Swell History at Daves Backyard

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

Wind History at Daves Backyard

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

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