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Garbage Dump ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.5

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Garbage Dump Spot ID

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Type: point

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell SW | Wind E

Sea Temperature Today is: 14.3 °C

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Wednesday, 12 December 2018, 11:13 Local time
Wednesday 12
Wave (m) 1.4
Period (s) 10 10 14 14
Wind (km/h) 20
WNW 25
SW 30
SW 25
Wind State on cross-

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Garbage Dump in Western Cape is an exposed point break that has reasonably consistent surf, although summer tends to be mostly flat. Offshore winds blow from the east. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the ideal swell angle is from the southwest. Sometimes crowded. Watch out for rips,kelp and rocks.

South Africa wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Caravan Park/Lamberts Bay, 2 km from Garbage Dump.

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Garbage Dump Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Lamberts Bay, 7 km from Garbage Dump.

light winds from the NW

Air temperature
20.2 °C

Current weather near Garbage Dump

Overall Garbage Dump Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in December

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Town and city forecasts close to Garbage Dump:

  • Closest city location
    67 mi
  • Second closest city location
    98 mi
  • Third closest city location
    103 mi
  • Fourth closest city location
    106 mi
  • Fifth closest city location
    126 mi


  • The nearest passenger airport to Garbage Dump is Cape Town International Airport (CPT) in South Africa, which is 210 km (130 miles) away (directly).
  • The second closest airport to Garbage Dump is Springbok Airport (SBU), also in South Africa, 269 km (167 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Garbage Dump, West Coast. Use the tab navigation above to view Garbage Dump sea temperature, Garbage Dump photographs, Garbage Dump detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Garbage Dump webcams, current wind from West Coast live weather stations and Garbage Dump tide predictions. The South Africa swell maps link will open up the big picture showing South Africa and the surrounding seas. These swell maps can be animated to show the different swell components, wave energy, wave period, wave heights, together with wind and weather forecasts, current weather and sea state observations from South Africa wave-buoys, passing ships and coastal weather stations. Each of the forecast pages for this surf break feature a global and regional wavefinder tool to locate the best surf conditions in the area around Garbage Dump.