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The Dump ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.5
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 3.5

Overall: 3.0

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The Dump Spot ID

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Type: reef

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell S | Wind N

Sea Temperature Today is: 21.2 °C

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Monday, 21 January 2019, 07:37 Local time
Monday 21
Wave (m) 2.0
Period (s) 17 16 16 15
Wind (km/h) 10
E 10
E 15
SSE 20
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The Dump on the South Coast is an exposed reef break that has quite reliable surf and can work at any time of the year. Offshore winds blow from the north. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the ideal swell angle is from the south. Left and better right hand reef breaks.. Rarely crowded here. Beware of rocks and sharks.

South-Australia wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Victor Harbor, Australia, 6 km from The Dump.

IS AT (local time)

The Dump Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Goolwa Beach Victor Harbor wx, 7 km from The Dump.


Partly Cloudy
Air temperature
17.6 °C

Current weather near The Dump

Buoy Data:

At Cape du Couedic Buoy, 122 miles from The Dump.

  1AM 2AM 3AM 4AM
Data Age 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr
Wave height (m) 2.3
Dominant period (s) 10.6 15.4 12.0 11.9

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Overall The Dump Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in January

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  • The nearest passenger airport to The Dump is Adelaide International Airport (ADL) in Australia, which is 68 km (42 miles) away (directly).
  • The second closest airport to The Dump is Woomera Airport (UMR), also in Australia, 519 km (322 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for The Dump, SA - East Coast. 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 SA - East Coast live weather stations and The Dump tide predictions. The Australia swell maps link will open up the big picture showing Australia 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 Australia 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.