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Yzerfontein ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.3
Consistency of Surf: 4.0
Difficulty Level: 3.7
Wind and Kite Surfing: 5.0
Crowds: 3.3

Overall: 4.0

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Yzerfontein Spot ID

Mile16 Beach, Yzerfontein  photo


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Mile16 Beach, Yzerfontein photo


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Start of 16 mile beach, Yzerfontein photo


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View from Yzerfontein towards langebaan photo


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Type: beach and reef

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell WSW | Wind E

Sea Temperature Today is: 15.2 °C

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Wednesday, 26 September 2018, 15:28 Local time
Wednesday 26Thu
Wave (m) 3.0
Period (s) 13 13 13 12
Wind (km/h) 25
NNW 20
NNW 20
N 20
Wind State cross-
cross cross cross

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Yzerfontein in Western Cape is an exposed beach and reef break that has quite reliable surf and can work at any time of the year. Offshore winds blow from the east. Still reasonable in light onshore winds Clean groundswells prevail and the ideal swell direction is from the west southwest. The beach breaks offer lefts and rights together with both left and right hand reef breaks offshore.. When it's working here, it can get crowded. Watch out for rocks.

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Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

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Live Weather:

At Geelbek, 15 km from Yzerfontein.

light winds from the NNW

Air temperature
18.7 °C

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Overall Yzerfontein Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in September

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  • The nearest passenger airport to Yzerfontein is Cape Town International Airport (CPT) in South Africa, which is 82 km (51 miles) away (directly).
  • The second closest airport to Yzerfontein is Oudtshoorn Airport (DUH), also in South Africa, 375 km (233 miles) away.
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