Backdoor

3/5

Everything you need to know about this surf spot

Backdoor is an exposed reef break that works better on smaller swells. This consistent righthander is located at a beach called Praia da Empa, between two other surf spots: Pedra Branca on the south end of the beach and Reef on the north end. From these three breaks, Backdoor is the easiest to surf.

Good intermediate surfers will enjoy this wave a lot up until a meter, when bigger it’s only for the advanced surfers. It provides good speed to set up maneuvers and on perfect days there are many tubes to be ridden. Don’t surf with low tide, unless you want to get scratched. Backdoor works best in offshore winds from the east and the best swell direction is from the northwest.

FACILITIES

Clean waves at the surf spot Reef, just north of Ericeira

Backdoor

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Bottom
Reef
Direction of wave
Right
CONSISTENCY
3/5
best Wind Direction
East
Best swell direction
Northwest
Swell size
Up to 2 meter
LOCALISM
3/5
Best Tide
Low
Mid
High

Length of Wave
Max 100 meter
Best season
All year
CROWD FACTOR
2/5

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Backdoor