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Dumps ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.3

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Dumps break guidePhoto by: Joe

Dumps Surf Guide

Dumps in County Kerry is a quite exposed beach break that has reasonably consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. The best wind direction is from the east. Groundswells and windswells are equally likely and the ideal swell angle is from the northwest. The beach break provides left and right handers. When it's working here, it can get crowded.

Dumps Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon  beachBeachIcon  s33.3
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
12.5°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Dumps:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

februaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Dumps with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of February. Clean surfable waves are typically found 20% of the time in February while 70% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 10% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
20%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
70%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
10%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Dumps Location Map

Interactive Dumps 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 Dumps is Kerry Airport (KIR) in Ireland, 37 km (23 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Dumps is Shannon Airport (SNN), also in Ireland, 88 km (55 miles) away.

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Icon legend buoysLive Wave Height (m)
Icon legend windLive Wind Speed (km/h)
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Dumps Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Tuesday, 27 October 2020, 03:07 Local Time
Tuesday 27
3AM6AM9AM12PM
Wave (m) 2.5
W
3.0
W
3.5
W
3.5
W
Period (s) 11 11 10 11
Wind (km/h) 25
S 40
W 35
W 40
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Swell History at Dumps

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

Wind History at Dumps

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

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    Reliability: very consistent
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    • Icon  beachBeach
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    Reliability: fairly consistent
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