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Dooms ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.5
Difficulty Level: 3.5
Wind and Kite Surfing: 2.0
Crowds: 4.5

Overall: 2.6

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Dooms Surf Guide

Dooms in Aruba is an exposed reef break that has quite consistent surf. Works best in offshore winds from the southwest. The ideal swell direction from the northwest. Good surf at all stages of the tide. Unlikely to be too crowded, even when the surf is up. Take care of urchins, rips and rocks.

Dooms Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReefIcon  s32.6
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
26.5°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Dooms:

The best conditions reported for surf at Dooms occur when a Northwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Southwest.

Surf Forecasts:

What's the best time of year to surf Dooms (for consistent clean waves)?

octoberBest Season: autumn
The best time of year for surfing Dooms with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Autumn and most often the month of October. Clean surfable waves are typically found 2% of the time in October while 4% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 94% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
2%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
4%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
94%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Dooms Location Map

Interactive Dooms surf break location map. View information about nearby surf breaks, their wave consistency and rating compared to other spots in the region. Current swell conditions from local buoys are shown along with live wind speed and direction from nearby weather stations. Click icons on the map for more detail. The closest passenger airport to Dooms is Reina Beatrix International (Oranjestad) Airport (AUA) in Aruba, 13 km (8 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Dooms is Josefa Camejo (Paraguana) Airport (LSP) in Venezuela, 94 km (58 miles) away.

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Dooms Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Friday, 5 March 2021, 04:00 Local Time
Friday 05
5AM8AM11AM2PM
Wave (m) 0.1
NE
0.1
NE
0.1
NE
0.2
NNE
Period (s) 8 8 8 15
Wind (km/h) 25
E 25
E 25
E 25
E
Wind State cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on

Swell History at Dooms

Surf stats for Dooms, see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at Dooms

Wind stats for Dooms, see the variation in direction and stength by month or season on the history page here.

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Wave Buoys Nearest To Dooms:

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