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Eerste Steen ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.5

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Eerste Steen Surf Guide

Eerste Steen in Western Cape is a fairly exposed beach break that has reasonably consistent surf. Summer offers the optimum conditions for surfing. Offshore winds blow from the east northeast. Clean groundswells prevail and the best swell direction is from the southwest. The beach break offers both left and right hand waves. Surfable at all stages of the tide. It's sometimes crowded here. Rocks are a hazard.

Eerste Steen Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beachBeachIcon  s43.5
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
16.1°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Eerste Steen:

The best conditions reported for surf at Eerste 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 Eerste Steen (for consistent clean waves)?

mayBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Eerste 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 Eerste Steen Location Map

Interactive Eerste 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 Eerste Steen is Cape Town International Airport (CPT) in South Africa, which is 26 km (16 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Eerste Steen is Oudtshoorn Airport (DUH), also in South Africa, 347 km (216 miles) away.

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Eerste Steen Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Monday, 18 January 2021, 09:29 Local Time
Monday 18
11AM2PM5PM8PM
Wave (m) 1.2
SW
1.3
SW
1.3
SW
1.4
SW
Period (s) 13 13 13 13
Wind (km/h) 10
SW 20
WSW 25
SSE 20
S
Wind State on on cross cross

Swell History at Eerste Steen

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

Wind History at Eerste Steen

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

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    • Icon  s33.2
    Reliability: fairly consistent
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    • Icon beachBeach
    • Icon  s33.3
    Reliability: inconsistent
    1km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach and point
    • Icon  s43.5
    Reliability: inconsistent
    2km away
    • Icon pointPoint
    • Icon  s43.5
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    2km away

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