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Derde Steen ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.3
Difficulty Level: 2.3
Wind and Kite Surfing: 3.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.7

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Derde Steen Spot ID

derdesteen, Derde Steen photo

Derde Steen

Photo credit: Jordan Masters

Mark Berger, Derde Steen photo

Derde Steen

Photo credit: Mark Berger

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Derde Steen

Photo credit: Riaan Odendaal

Derde Steen shore break photo

Derde Steen

Photo credit: Rob Coomber

Type: beach

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell SW | Wind ENE

Sea Temperature Today is: 16.2 °C

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Saturday, 23 February 2019, 04:22 Local time
Saturday 23
Wave (m) 2.4
Period (s) 13 13 13 12
Wind (km/h) 5
E 5
WSW 20
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Derde Steen in Western Cape is a fairly exposed beach break that has reasonably consistent surf. Summer offers the best conditions for surfing. Offshore winds are from the east northeast. Clean groundswells prevail and the optimum swell angle is from the southwest. The beach breaks offer lefts and rights. When the surf is up, it can get quite busy in the water. Surfing here means negotiating dangerous rips.

South Africa wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Beach Road, 3 km from Derde Steen.

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Derde Steen Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Duynefontein, 8 km from Derde Steen.


Air temperature
17 °C

Current weather near Derde Steen

Overall Derde Steen Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in February

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  • The nearest passenger airport to Derde Steen is Cape Town International Airport (CPT) in South Africa, which is 27 km (17 miles) away (directly).
  • The second closest airport to Derde Steen is Oudtshoorn Airport (DUH), also in South Africa, 347 km (216 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Derde Steen, Cape Town. Use the tab navigation above to view Derde Steen sea temperature, Derde Steen photographs, Derde Steen detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Derde Steen webcams, current wind from Cape Town live weather stations and Derde Steen tide predictions. The South Africa swell maps link will open up the big picture showing South Africa and the surrounding seas. These swell maps can be animated to show the different swell components, wave energy, wave period, wave heights, together with wind and weather forecasts, current weather and sea state observations from South Africa wave-buoys, passing ships and coastal weather stations. Each of the forecast pages for this surf break feature a global and regional wavefinder tool to locate the best surf conditions in the area around Derde Steen.