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Backdoor - Oahu

Waimea, Hawaii

Backdoor - Oahu

Backdoor - Oahu Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"This right-hand peak concaves into a walling tube with only one way out—through the eye. Thick lips and heavy walls are common. This is a right-hand barrel with one of the best thick curling tubes in the world, breaking over shallow lava and coral.

The takeoff is located just 100 yards from shore and looms up quickly, having a vertical drop followed by a curtain-lip to watch out for. Since it was first ridden in the 1980s, Backdoor has been considered the world’s thickest and most dangerous right reef break. Best Boards: Shortboards up to 6 feet, 10 inches and rhino guns."

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Trail Information

Waimea
Nearby City
Difficult
Skill Level
Localism, big waves, dangerous rip currents, and shallow coral reef
Hazards/Cautions
Best in fall and winter
Best Seasons

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