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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 Forecast / Cape Town / South Africa

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 1 am Friday 26 Feb 2021 SAST
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Dumps surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Dumps sea temperature is 13.9 °C (Statistics for 26 Feb 1981-2005 - mean: 19.7 max: 21.3 min: 18.6 °C)
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Dumps surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Dumps sea temperature is 13.9 °C (Statistics for 26 Feb 1981-2005 - mean: 19.7 max: 21.3 min: 18.6 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update The wind is still cross-off at Dumps (strong winds from the SE at Table Bay 6 km from Dumps). 0.9m 12 s period swell from SSW with an additional 0.5m 10 s period swell from SW , plus 2.5m 6 s period wind swell from SSE

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Strong
44 km/h
SE
Cross-Off
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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for Dumps this week:

The surf forecast for Dumps over the next 7 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Friday (Feb 26) at 5AM. The primary swell is predicted to be 1.1m and 12s period with a secondary swell of 0.4m and 16s. The wind is predicted to be cross-offshore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Dumps in the next 7 days are 3.0m 15s and forecast to arrive on Thursday (Mar 04) at 2AM. Winds are predicted to be glassy at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 3.5m 8s period and expected on Saturday (Feb 27) at 8PM.

Wave TypeTime (SAST) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+) 5AM (Fri 26th Feb)3.5ft (1.1m) 12s
Best Surf 5AM (Sat 27th Feb)5.5ft (1.7m) 16s
Most Powerful 2AM (Thu 4th Mar)10ft (3.0m) 15s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for Dumps over the next 7 days.

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Rating
(10 max)
Swell
Height Map
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
Period(s) (?)
Wave
Graph
(?)Metric surfscale
Energy (?)
Wind
(km/h)
Wind State (?)
onshore
cross-onshore
cross-shore
cross-offshore
offshore
glassy
High Tide
/ height (m)
Low Tide
/ height (m)
Summary
Rain (mm)
High °C
Low °C
Chill °C (?)
Sunrise
Sunset
Friday
26
Saturday
27
Sunday
28
Monday
01
Tuesday
02
Wednesday
03
Thursday
04
Fri
05
AMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPM
31342332201112433544544
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.18.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.42.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.66.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.90.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.114.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.138.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.162.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.180.cc23
1.1
SSW
1
SSW
1.5
SSW
1.7
SSW
1.6
SSW
1.3
SSW
1
SSW
0.9
SSW
0.8
SSW
0.7
SSW
0.5
SW
0.8
SW
1.1
SW
1
SW
1.4
SW
1.9
WSW
2.1
WSW
3
WSW
3
SW
2.5
SW
2.2
SW
2
WSW
1.8
SW
1218161514131212111113121213151414151414131313
306644122312379895873142181571058718431931185614221579385134102534155113171028
20
SSE
30
SSE
20
SE
20
SSE
25
SSE
20
SE
10
SSE
15
S
5
NNW
10
NNW
0
S
15
N
15
NW
15
W
10
NNW
20
NW
20
WNW
5
SSE
10
SW
25
SSE
10
SSE
10
SSE
5
SSE
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
offcross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
on
cross-
on
glasscross-
on
ononcross-
on
cross-
on
onglasscross-
on
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
3:08PM
1.77
3:28AM
1.87
3:44PM
1.83
4:04AM
1.94
4:21PM
1.86
4:40AM
1.97
4:59PM
1.84
5:18AM
1.94
5:39PM
1.78
5:58AM
1.87
6:22PM
1.67
6:43AM
1.75
7:10PM
1.54
7:35AM
1.60
9:03AM
0.41
9:16PM
0.32
9:39AM
0.31
9:51PM
0.26
10:16AM
0.26
10:26PM
0.25
10:53AM
0.25
11:03PM
0.28
11:32AM
0.29
11:41PM
0.35
12:15PM
0.38
12:23AM
0.46
1:02PM
0.51
1:12AM
0.60

Note: the tide data above is for Cape Town, South Africa which is 7 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for Dumps.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph
Offshore winds at Dumps blow from the ESE

Friday
26
Saturday
27
Sunday
28
Monday
01
Tuesday
02
Wednesday
03
Thursday
04
Fri
05
AMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPM
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
rain showers
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearsome cloudssome cloudsrain shwrsclearclearclearclearclearclearclearsome cloudssome cloudssome cloudssome clouds
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2223212326242630272330202222202121202122191920
1822171826192028212026181822181821191921191920
2223212326242630272330202222202121202122191920
6:31--6:31--6:33--6:33--6:33--6:35--6:35--6:37-
-7:24--7:23--7:22--7:22--7:20--7:19--7:17--7:16

Short Range Forecast: Some drizzle, heaviest during Mon night. Very warm air temperatures (max 30°C on Sun afternoon, min 17°C on Fri night). Winds decreasing (fresh winds from the SSE on Fri afternoon, calm by Mon afternoon).

Long Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Warm air temperatures (max 22°C on Tue morning, min 18°C on Mon night). Wind will be generally light.

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Information about the Dumps Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for Dumps provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 7 days. A general guide to surfing at Dumps can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our Dumps surf forecast is unique since it includes wave energy (power) that defines the real feel of the surf rather than just the height or the period. If you surf the same spot (Dumps) regularly then make a mental note of the wave energy from the surf forecast table each time you go. Very soon you may start to choose your surf days based on the wave energy alone combined with our forecast of favourable offshore wind conditions. Our star ratings will help here and of course you will also find the usual wave height and period predictions on our surf forecasts as well as a full break down of the swell components under our advanced users option (to reveal that, click the little Einstein character under the tide times).

Further information to help with frequently asked questions about our surf forecast for Dumps may be found under the help tab on the top menu and also by moving your mouse over the question marks on the surf forecast table itself. Please always bear in mind that the forecast is for near-shore open water and local factors at each surf break influence the actual breaking wave height, such as the beach / reef profile, water depths offshore and shelter.

Are you planning a holiday in Cape Town? If you are looking for accommodation near Dumps, camping, hotels and holiday cottages in Cape Town, consider staying in Cape Town which is 6 km (4 miles) away. Other places in and around Cape Town where you can find information about places to rent, and car hire include Bellville which is 14 km (9 miles) away, Robben Island, Kayamnandi and Stellenbosch.