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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 break guidePhoto by: Jordan Masters

Derde Steen Surf Guide

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.

Derde Steen Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beachBeachIcon  s43.7
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
14.7°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Derde Steen:

The best conditions reported for surf at Derde Steen occur when a Southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the East-northeast.

Surf Forecasts:

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

mayBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Derde Steen 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 22% of the time in May while 76% 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.
clean
22%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
76%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
2%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Derde Steen Location Map

Interactive Derde Steen 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 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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Icon legend buoysLive Wave Height (m)
Icon legend windLive Wind Speed (km/h)
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Derde Steen Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Monday, 8 March 2021, 08:47 Local Time
Monday 08
5AM8AM11AM2PM
Wave (m) 3.0
SW
3.0
SW
3.0
SW
2.5
SW
Period (s) 12 12 12 12
Wind (km/h) 15
SSE 15
SSE 15
SSE 20
SSW
Wind State cross cross cross cross-
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Swell History at Derde Steen

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

Wind History at Derde Steen

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

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    • Icon  s43.5
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    • Icon  s43.5
    Reliability: inconsistent
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    • Icon  s33.3
    Reliability: inconsistent
    1km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach
    • Icon  s33.3
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    2km away
    • Icon sandbar  redSandbar
    • Icon  s33.2
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    2km away

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