Backdoor was over shadowed by Pipeline for a while during the beginning part of this half century. However, over the past two decades, it has been recognised as the world class wave it is.

The wave at Backdoor breaks in a thin channel between Pipeline and Off The Wall. As the swell rolls into First Reef, it peaks and creates a deep intense barrel.

Surf Skill:
Surf Type:
  • Semi Gun
  • Shortboarders
Jan - Apr, Nov - Dec
Break Direction:
Shallow reef
East Ehukai beach park
Local Vibe:
Respect the locals is key, aggro locals, don't paddle out if you are not good enough and lack respect
Best Conditions
NW - N
6 - 12ft
Light SE

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