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Dum Dums ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.5

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Dum Dums Surf Guide

Dum Dums on the South Coast is an exposed reef break that only works when conditions are just right. Summer in particular tends to be flat. Works best in offshore winds from the west northwest. Windswells and groundswells in equal measure and the ideal swell angle is from the southeast. A right hand reef break. It very rarely gets crowded here. Beware of urchins, rips, rocks, locals and sharks.

Dum Dums Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
20.6°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Dum Dums:

The best conditions reported for surf at Dum Dums occur when a Southeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the West-northwest.

Surf Forecasts:

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

mayBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Dum Dums with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of May. Clean surfable waves are typically found 46% of the time in May while 37% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 17% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Dum Dums Location Map

Interactive Dum Dums 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 Dum Dums is Canberra Airport (CBR) in Australia, 112 km (70 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Dum Dums is Camden Airport (CDU), also in Australia, 159 km (99 miles) away.

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Dum Dums Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Monday, 19 April 2021, 01:11 Local Time
Monday 19
Wave (m) 0.6
Period (s) 12 12 9 9
Wind (km/h) 5
WNW 10
Wind State off off off glass

Swell History at Dum Dums

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

Wind History at Dum Dums

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

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