uk es it fr pt nl
The Dump ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.5

See all 18 ratings

Based on 1 vote. Vote


Surf Report Feed

The Dump Surf Guide

The Dump in Washington State is a reef break. Autumn and winter are the best times of year for waves. Works best in offshore winds from the southeast. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the ideal swell angle is from the west. Best around mid tide when the tide is rising. Unlikely to be too crowded, even when the surf is up. Hazards include rocks, locals and pollution.

The Dump Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReefIcon  s43.5
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
9.0°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing The Dump:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

januaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing The Dump with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of January. Clean surfable waves are typically found 62% of the time in January while 35% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 3% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
62%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
35%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
3%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore The Dump Location Map

Interactive The 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 closest passenger airport to The Dump is Nanaimo Airport (YCD) in Canada, 94 km (58 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to The Dump is Victoria International Airport (YYJ), also in Canada, 96 km (60 miles) away.

Icon breakBreak
Icon legend buoysLive Wave Height (m)
Icon legend windLive Wind Speed (km/h)
Please note that some surf spot locations are approximate to protect their exact location while others are not shown at close zoom level.
The Dump Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Sunday, 17 January 2021, 08:12 Local Time
Sunday 17
7AM10AM1PM4PM
Wave (m) 3.0
WSW
3.0
WSW
3.0
WSW
2.1
WSW
Period (s) 12 13 13 19
Wind (km/h) 20
WNW 20
WNW 25
WNW 25
WNW
Wind State cross-
on
on on on

Swell History at The Dump

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

Wind History at The Dump

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

Other Nearby Breaks Closest To:

Discover surf breaks near The Dump. Click below to view there surf guides.


Wave Buoys Nearest To The Dump: