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Scattergun peaks stalk the exposed, wide reef flanking Sunset, providing a crowd-free option for those willing to take the inevitable beating Backyards is famous for. Extremely hard for paddle surfers to manage, it has become the domain of wind, kite and tow surfers when the swell jumps up. Outside Backyards will suck in more ocean swell than Waimea and 50ft + faces are on the cards.

Shallow, urchin-covered reef adds to the heaviness.

  • Low to Mid Tide
  • Submerged reef with peaky waves
  • Sand
  • W - NE
  • South Easterly
  • 30 6