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The Dump ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.5
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 3.5

Overall: 3.0

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The Dump Surf Guide

The Dump on the South Coast is an exposed reef break that has quite reliable surf and can work at any time of the year. Offshore winds blow from the north. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the ideal swell angle is from the south. Left and better right hand reef breaks.. Rarely crowded here. Beware of rocks and sharks.

The Dump Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
18.4°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing The Dump:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

mayBest 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 May. Clean surfable waves are typically found 52% of the time in May while 46% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 2% 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 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 nearest passenger airport to The Dump is Adelaide International Airport (ADL) in Australia, which is 68 km (42 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to The Dump is Woomera Airport (UMR), also in Australia, 519 km (322 miles) away.

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The Dump Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Saturday, 17 April 2021, 09:14 Local Time
Saturday 17
Wave (m) 2.3
Period (s) 13 13 12 12
Wind (km/h) 10
WSW 10
SW 15
SSW 10
Wind State cross-

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.

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