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Garbage Dump ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.5

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Garbage Dump Surf Guide

Garbage Dump in Western Cape is an exposed point break that has reasonably consistent surf, although summer tends to be mostly flat. Offshore winds blow from the east. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the ideal swell angle is from the southwest. Sometimes crowded. Watch out for rips,kelp and rocks.

Garbage Dump Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
14.1°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Garbage Dump:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

juneBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Garbage Dump with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of June. Clean surfable waves are typically found 40% of the time in June while 59% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 1% 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).

Explore Garbage Dump Location Map

Interactive Garbage Dump 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 Garbage Dump is Cape Town International Airport (CPT) in South Africa, which is 210 km (130 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Garbage Dump is Springbok Airport (SBU), also in South Africa, 269 km (167 miles) away.

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Garbage Dump Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Tuesday, 20 April 2021, 11:57 Local Time
Tuesday 20
Wave (m) 0.7
Period (s) 10 12 12 12
Wind (km/h) 5
SW 15
SW 15
SW 10
Wind State glass cross-

Swell History at Garbage Dump

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

Wind History at Garbage Dump

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

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