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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

12 Day Weather and Surf, issued 1 pm Thursday 22 Apr 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 12.8 °C (Statistics for 22 Apr 1981-2005 - mean: 17.7 max: 19.4 min: 16.1 °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 12.8 °C (Statistics for 22 Apr 1981-2005 - mean: 17.7 max: 19.4 min: 16.1 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update Continuing clean conditions at Dumps (calm at Table Bay 6 km from Dumps).

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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for Dumps this week:

The surf forecast for Dumps over the next 12 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Thursday (Apr 22) at 8PM. The primary swell is predicted to be 0.8m and 15s period. The wind is predicted to be onshore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Dumps in the next 12 days are 2.1m 14s and forecast to arrive on Tuesday (Apr 27) at 2AM. Winds are predicted to be cross-shore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 1.8m 6s period and expected on Thursday (Apr 29) at 8PM.

Wave TypeTime (SAST) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+) 8PM (Thu 22nd Apr)2.5ft (0.8m) 15s
Best Surf 8AM (Tue 27th Apr)7ft (2.2m) 13s
Most Powerful 2AM (Tue 27th Apr)7ft (2.1m) 14s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for Dumps over the next 12 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
Thu
22
Friday
23
Saturday
24
Sunday
25
Monday
26
Tuesday
27
Wednesday
28
Thursday
29
Friday
30
Saturday
01
Sunday
02
Monday
03
Tue
04
PMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAM
332222220343343445334444344433344455
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.12.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.30.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.54.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.78.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.102.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.126.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.150.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.174.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.198.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.222.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.246.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.270.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.294.cc23
0.8
SW
1.1
SW
1.1
SW
1
SW
0.8
SW
0.9
WSW
0.8
WSW
0.9
WSW
0.9
WSW
1.7
WSW
1.6
WSW
1.8
SW
1.9
SW
2.1
SW
1.8
SW
1.7
SW
1.8
SW
2.1
SW
2.3
SW
2.3
SW
2
SW
1.9
SW
1.9
SW
1.7
SW
1.9
SSW
2.1
SSW
1.8
SW
1.6
SW
1.2
SW
1.1
SW
0.8
SW
1.5
SW
1.5
SW
1.7
SW
2.1
SW
2.1
SW
161514131312111012141413121413131313131313131312121212121212171414131313
30647242234220825515616725110049751034111818121137969105313871697169712661204116783310391299918694421324346899801100615891514
5
W
10
NNW
15
NW
10
WSW
5
SE
10
SSW
15
SSE
5
N
15
NNW
15
WNW
10
NNW
10
NNW
15
WNW
10
NNE
5
SW
15
SSE
10
SSE
15
S
30
SSE
25
SSE
15
SSE
20
S
10
SSE
10
SSE
10
SSW
5
SE
5
SE
10
S
5
SE
10
WSW
10
SSW
10
SSE
10
SSE
15
SSE
5
SSE
5
SSW
cross-
on
cross-
on
oncross-
on
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
glasscross-
on
oncross-
on
cross-
on
oncrosscrosscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
crosscross-
off
glasscross-
off
offcross-
on
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
glassglass
12:24AM
1.55
12:54PM
1.52
1:11AM
1.71
1:39PM
1.66
1:52AM
1.84
2:20PM
1.77
2:33AM
1.95
3:00PM
1.85
3:13AM
2.00
3:41PM
1.88
3:54AM
1.99
4:22PM
1.85
4:36AM
1.92
5:05PM
1.78
5:21AM
1.80
5:52PM
1.68
6:08AM
1.65
6:44PM
1.56
7:05AM
1.48
7:51PM
1.44
8:21AM
1.33
9:19PM
1.38
10:07AM
1.27
6:08PM
0.66
6:47AM
0.55
6:57PM
0.53
7:31AM
0.39
7:41PM
0.41
8:12AM
0.26
8:22PM
0.31
8:51AM
0.17
9:02PM
0.25
9:31AM
0.13
9:43PM
0.24
10:11AM
0.16
10:24PM
0.29
10:53AM
0.23
11:08PM
0.38
11:37AM
0.35
11:56PM
0.50
12:26PM
0.49
12:55AM
0.64
1:26PM
0.64
2:18AM
0.76
2:52PM
0.75
4:09AM
0.79

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

Thu
22
Friday
23
Saturday
24
Sunday
25
Monday
26
Tuesday
27
Wednesday
28
Thursday
29
Friday
30
Saturday
01
Sunday
02
Monday
03
Tue
04
PMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAM
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
rain showers
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
clear
partially cloudy
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
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6:15--6:14--6:12--6:10--6:09--6:08--6:07--6:07--6:06--6:05--6:04--6:02--

Short Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Warm (max 22°C on Thu afternoon, min 14°C on Fri morning). Wind will be generally light.

Days 3-6 Weather Summary Light rain (total 2mm), mostly falling on Mon night. Warm (max 20°C on Sun afternoon, min 15°C on Sun night). Wind will be generally light.

Days 6-9 Weather Summary Mostly dry. Very mild (max 17°C on Wed afternoon, min 13°C on Thu night). Wind will be generally light.

Long Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Warm (max 21°C on Mon afternoon, min 16°C on Sat 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 12 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.