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Dunes ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.1
Consistency of Surf: 2.1
Difficulty Level: 2.7
Wind and Kite Surfing: 2.2
Crowds: 1.9

Overall: 2.4

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Dunes break guidePhoto by: joel

Dunes Surf Guide

Dunes in North West is an exposed reef break that has consistent surf. Winter is the favoured time of year for surfing here. Offshore winds blow from the east. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the southwest. Reef breaks provide lefts and rights. Best around mid tide. Sometimes crowded. Hazards include rips, rocks and sharks.

Dunes Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
29.0°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Dunes:

The best conditions reported for surf at Dunes occur when a Southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Southeast.

Surf Forecasts:

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

julyBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Dunes with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of July. Clean surfable waves are typically found 67% of the time in July while 27% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 6% 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).

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Interactive Dunes 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 Dunes is Learmonth Airport (LEA) in Australia, which is 49 km (30 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Dunes is Karratha Airport (KTA), also in Australia, 299 km (186 miles) away.

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Dunes Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Sunday, 18 April 2021, 05:21 Local Time
Sunday 18
Wave (m) 0.9
Period (s) 16 15 14 14
Wind (km/h) 20
SSE 20
SSE 15
Wind State cross-

Swell History at Dunes

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

Wind History at Dunes

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

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