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The Dump ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.5

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The Dump Spot ID

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Type: reef


Best: Swell W | Wind SE

Sea Temperature Today is: 12.1 °C

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Tuesday, 17 July 2018, 12:45 Local time
Tuesday 17
Wave (m) 1.5
Period (s) 8 9 9 9
Wind (km/h) 5
S 10
SSW 10
SW 10
Wind State cross-
cross cross-

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The Dump in Washington State is a reef break. Autumn and winter are the optimum times of year for waves. The best wind direction is from the southeast. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the best swell direction is from the west. Best around mid tide when the tide is rising. It very rarely gets crowded here. Watch out for rocks, locals and pollution.

Alaska United States wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Neah Bay, Washington, 4 km from The Dump.

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The Dump Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At BUOY-NEAW1, 5 km from The Dump.


Air temperature
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Current weather near The Dump

Buoy Data:

At Neah Bay Buoy, 7 miles from The Dump.

  7AM 8AM 9AM 10AM
Data Age 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr
Wave height (m) 1.8
Dominant period (s) 7 8 8 8

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Overall The Dump Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in July

The figure illustrates the range of swells directed at The Dump through a typical July,... (show all text)

This chart describes how commonly and how strongly the wind blows from different direct... (show all text)

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Also see The Dump surf quality by season and The Dump surf quality by month.

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The Dump Location Maps

The Dump Location Map

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Town and city forecasts close to The Dump:

  • Closest city location
    55 mi
  • Second closest city location
    Victoria (Canada)
    60 mi
  • Third closest city location
    Nanaimo (Canada)
    63 mi
  • Fourth closest city location
    Richmond (Canada)
    89 mi
  • Fifth closest city location
    Courtenay (Canada)
    91 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to The Dump is Nanaimo Airport (YCD) in Canada, 94 km (58 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to The Dump is Victoria International Airport (YYJ), also in Canada, 96 km (60 miles) away.
  • Third is Port Angeles Cgas Airport (NOW) in USA, 97 km (60 miles) away.
  • Tofino Airport (YAZ) in Canada is 112 km (70 miles) away.
  • Vancouver International Airport (YVR), also in Canada is the fifth nearest airport to The Dump and is 141 km (88 miles) away.
The Dump break location map and break info

This is the Surf-Forecast page for The Dump, Washington. Use the tab navigation above to view The Dump sea temperature, The Dump photographs, The Dump detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, The Dump webcams, current wind from Washington live weather stations and The Dump tide predictions. The United States swell maps link will open up the big picture showing United States 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 United States 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 The Dump.

FEATURE UPDATE: we now show red swell icons for 'open sea' swells that are travelling in an unfavourable direction for the surf break. In places, these swells may still wrap around coastlines and produce smaller waves at some breaks. They are also significant for windsurfers and other water users that tend to venture further off-shore.