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Datum: WGS84 [ Help ]
Latitude: 28° 50.608' S
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its in Ballina
DistanceTake a car
WalkInstant access (< 5min)
Easy to find?OK
Public access?Public access
Special accessDon't know
Alternative name Backies
Wave qualityRegional Classic
DirectionRight and left
BottomReef (coral,sharp rocks etc..) with sand
PowerHollow, Fast, Powerful, Ledgey
Normal lengthShort (< 50m)
Good day lengthShort (< 50m)
Good swell directionSouth, SouthEast, East
Good wind directionWest
Swell sizeStarts working at Less than 1m / 3ft and holds up to 2m+ / 6ft+
Best tide positionLow and mid tide
Best tide movement
Week-end crowdFew surfers
Well park your car in the car park and walk down the track to the beach. It is on the right off the end of the rocks, you cant miss it. Be carefull cause there is alot of sharp rocks when you are walking out.
Backsides is basically flat rock, in between lennox head and ballina, it is a nice beach to go for a walk and go fishing, it's a great place to take the day out.
This place is fun when its 2-3ft but it's a neck and board chewing machine when its big. The wave looks a bit like a mini Teahupoo when it's on. It lurches out of deep water and many waves suck dry. I have seen big sharks here. It is rare to get it truely good but the hideous take off and true square barrels make it fun. Beware Begginners !
The wave can be fun but is never truely good. Don't bother if your not local! I have seen queenslanders cars getting fucked up for coming here!
By Anonymous , 07-04-2008
never go - don't even bother with this its a pile of shit foamy on the rocks any tide or wind.
sharks are as bad as eveyrone says here.
barnacles are going off.
and if u want to get drowned under flatrock ledge. hit up this foamy for sure
By Anonymous , 21-01-2008
last surf session 21/1/08 - it was fucking awesome there this smorning ...where were you?
By Anonymous , 30-07-2007
local booger - stand ups dont even bother, locals only, tourists are not welcome. espcially after the last holidays. we will have to enforce soon if any more tourists show up. dont bother
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