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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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  1. weather stationWind Update Continuing clean conditions at Garbage Dump (light winds from the NE at Lamberts Bay 7 km from Garbage Dump). 1.9m 14 s period swell from SW
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Garbage Dump Surf Forecast / West Coast / South Africa

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 1 am Wednesday 17 Oct 2018 SAST

Garbage Dump surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.

Today's Garbage Dump sea temperature is 13.7 °C (Statistics for 17 Oct 1981-2005 - mean: 15.8 max: 16.8 min: 14.8 °C)

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Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
1.7
SW
1.3
WSW
1.3
WSW
2.1
WSW
1.9
WSW
1.8
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1.5
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1.6
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0.7
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0.9
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Period(s) (?)1313161413121117161514141312111614131615141313
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
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Energy(?)102753879615411211948553149126482016146881650431912387169180206380471412342
Wind
(km/h)
10
SW
25
SW
10
SSE
15
SW
30
SSW
20
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25
SSW
45
SSW
15
SSE
15
E
15
SSE
15
ESE
20
E
30
S
20
E
40
ENE
20
ENE
35
NE
40
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45
NE
Wind State(?)cross-
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crosscross-
on
cross-
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crosscrosscrosscross-
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High Tide
/ height (m)
9:50AM
1.09

10:35PM
1.07
11:25AM
1.16

11:53PM
1.15
12:19PM
1.28

12:40AM
1.27
12:56PM
1.40

1:15AM
1.38
1:28PM
1.51

1:47AM
1.49
1:58PM
1.62

2:18AM
1.58

2:28PM
1.70



Low Tide
/ height (m)

4:21PM
0.72
4:55AM
0.66

5:47PM
0.63

6:01AM
0.56
6:35PM
0.51

6:43AM
0.46
7:10PM
0.38

7:17AM
0.35
7:41PM
0.26

7:49AM
0.25

8:11PM
0.15
8:20AM
0.18

8:42PM
0.07


Note: the tide data above is for Caravan Park/Lamberts Bay which is 2 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for Garbage Dump.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph

Offshore winds at Garbage Dump blow from the E.
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Summary
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Rain (mm)
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High °C
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Low °C
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Chill °C (?)
1921192121172021172427282528262933292935342828
Sunrise
6:03--6:03--6:01--6:01--6:00--5:58--5:56--5:56-
Sunset
-7:00--7:00--7:00--7:01--7:02--7:02--7:04--7:05
Short Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Warm air temperatures (max 28°C on Sat night, min 15°C on Wed morning). Winds increasing (calm on Wed night, strong winds from the SSW by Fri afternoon).Long Range Forecast:Mostly dry. Very warm air temperatures (max 35°C on Tue afternoon, min 20°C on Sat night). Mainly strong winds.

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Information about the Garbage Dump Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for Garbage Dump provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 7 days. A general guide to surfing at Garbage Dump can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our Garbage Dump surf forecast is unique since it includes wave energy (power) that defines the real feel of the surf rather than just the height or the period. If you surf the same spot (Garbage Dump) regularly then make a mental note of the wave energy from the surf forecast table each time you go. Very soon you may start to choose your surf days based on the wave energy alone combined with our forecast of favourable offshore wind conditions. Our star ratings will help here and of course you will also find the usual wave height and period predictions on our surf forecasts as well as a full break down of the swell components under our advanced users option (to reveal that, click the little Einstein character under the tide times).

Further information to help with frequently asked questions about our surf forecast for Garbage Dump may be found under the help tab on the top menu and also by moving your mouse over the question marks on the surf forecast table itself. Please always bear in mind that the forecast is for near-shore open water and local factors at each surf break influence the actual breaking wave height, such as the beach / reef profile, water depths offshore and shelter.

Garbage Dump is 108 km (67 miles) from Saldanha. If you plan a holiday in West Coast, look for hotels and other accommodation in Saldanha. Saldanha has rooms for a wide range of budgets as well as car hire and transport links.