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Dumps ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.0

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Dumps Surf Guide

Dumps in Cape Peninsula is a fairly exposed beach break that only works once in a while. Winter is the optimum time of year for surfing here. The best wind direction is from the east southeast. Clean groundswells prevail and the optimum swell angle is from the west. The beach break offers both left and right hand waves. Best around high tide. When it's working here, it can get crowded. Watch out for locals and sharks.

Dumps Spot Info

Type:Rating:
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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
inconsistent
12.8°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Dumps:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

januaryBest Season: summer
The best time of year for surfing Dumps with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Summer and most often the month of January. Clean surfable waves are typically found 53% of the time in January while 29% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 18% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
53%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
29%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
18%
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 nearest passenger airport to Dumps is Cape Town International Airport (CPT) in South Africa, which is 14 km (9 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Dumps is Oudtshoorn Airport (DUH), also in South Africa, 344 km (214 miles) away.

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Dumps Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Friday, 23 April 2021, 07:31 Local Time
Friday 23
5AM8AM11AM2PM
Wave (m) 1.2
SW
1.1
SW
1.1
SW
1.0
SW
Period (s) 14 14 14 13
Wind (km/h) 10
N 10
N 10
NW 15
WNW
Wind State cross-
on
cross-
on
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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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