uk es it fr pt nl
Notación del Spot de Surf

Notar Back Wash


Surf Report Feed

Back Wash Surf Stats

All swells

(any wind direction)
Back wash.surf.statistics.aprilS.animatedS.label.animated

Good Surf

(light / offshore wind)

The figure illustrates the combination of swells directed at Back Wash over a normal April, based on 3360 NWW3 model predictions since 2007 (values every 3 hours). The wave model does not forecast surf and wind right at the shore so we have chosen the most applicable grid node based on what we know about Back Wash. In this particular case the best grid node is 47 km away (29 miles). The rose diagram describes the distribution of swell directions and swell sizes, while the graph at the bottom shows the same thing but without direction information. Five colours illustrate increasing wave sizes. Blue shows the smallest swells, less that 0.5m (1.5 feet) high. These occurred only 0% of the time. Green and yellow show increasing swell sizes and red illustrates the largest swells, greater than >3m (>10ft). In each graph, the area of any colour is proportional to how frequently that size swell was forecast. The diagram suggests that the prevailing swell direction, shown by the biggest spokes, was SSW, whereas the the most common wind blows from the SW. Because the wave model grid is out to sea, sometimes a strong offshore wind blows largest waves away from Back Wash and offshore. We group these with the no surf category of the bar chart. To simplify things we don't show these in the rose diagram. Because wind determines whether or not waves are good for surfing at Back Wash, you can load a different image that shows only the swells that were expected to coincide with glassy or offshore wind conditions. During a typical April, swells large enough to cause clean enough to surf waves at Back Wash run for about 100% of the time.

  • Back wash.surf.statistics.januaryS.animated
  • Back wash.surf.statistics.februaryS.animated
  • Back wash.surf.statistics.marchS.animated
  • Back wash.surf.statistics.aprilS.animated
  • Back wash.surf.statistics.mayS.animated
  • Back wash.surf.statistics.juneS.animated
  • Back wash.surf.statistics.julyS.animated
  • Back wash.surf.statistics.augustS.animated
  • Back wash.surf.statistics.septemberS.animated
  • Back wash.surf.statistics.octoberS.animated
  • Back wash.surf.statistics.novemberS.animated
  • Back wash.surf.statistics.decemberS.animated

Also see Back Wash wind stats

Compare Back Wash with another surf break