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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 Forecast / Cape Town / South Africa

12 Day Weather and Surf, issued 1 pm Thursday 22 Apr 2021 SAST
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Eerste Steen surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Eerste Steen sea temperature is 12.6 °C (Statistics for 22 Apr 1981-2005 - mean: 17.6 max: 19.3 min: 16.0 °C)
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Eerste Steen surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Eerste Steen sea temperature is 12.6 °C (Statistics for 22 Apr 1981-2005 - mean: 17.6 max: 19.3 min: 16.0 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update Continuing clean conditions at Eerste Steen (light winds from the WSW at RobbenIsland 7 km from Eerste Steen).

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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for Eerste Steen this week:

The surf forecast for Eerste Steen over the next 12 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Thursday (Apr 22) at 8PM. The primary swell is predicted to be 0.8m and 16s period with a secondary swell of 0.6m and 12s. The wind is predicted to be cross-onshore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Eerste Steen in the next 12 days are 2.4m 13s and forecast to arrive on Wednesday (Apr 28) at 11PM. Winds are predicted to be cross-shore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 1.0m 5s period and expected on Thursday (Apr 29) at 2AM.

Wave TypeTime (SAST) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+) 8PM (Thu 22nd Apr)2.5ft (0.8m) 16s
Best Surf 5AM (Tue 27th Apr)7ft (2.1m) 14s
Most Powerful11PM (Wed 28th Apr)8ft (2.4m) 13s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for Eerste Steen over the next 12 days.

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Rating
(10 max)
Swell
Height Map
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
Period(s) (?)
Wave
Graph
(?)Metric surfscale
Energy (?)
Wind
(km/h)
Wind State (?)
onshore
cross-onshore
cross-shore
cross-offshore
offshore
glassy
High Tide
/ height (m)
Low Tide
/ height (m)
Summary
Rain (mm)
High °C
Low °C
Chill °C (?)
Sunrise
Sunset
Thu
22
Friday
23
Saturday
24
Sunday
25
Monday
26
Tuesday
27
Wednesday
28
Thursday
29
Friday
30
Saturday
01
Sunday
02
Monday
03
Tue
04
PMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAM
232221120243245232222034344332233355
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.12.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.30.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.54.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.78.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.102.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.126.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.150.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.174.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.198.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.222.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.246.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.270.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.294.cc23
0.7
SW
1.1
SW
1.1
SW
0.9
SW
0.8
SW
0.9
SW
0.8
WSW
0.9
WSW
0.9
WSW
1.6
WSW
1.6
WSW
1.9
SW
1.8
SW
2.1
SW
2.1
SW
1.9
SW
1.8
SW
2
SW
2.2
SW
2.2
SW
1.9
SW
1.8
SW
1.8
SW
1.7
SW
1.8
SW
2
SSW
1.8
SW
1.6
SW
1.2
SW
1.1
SW
1
SW
1.3
SW
1.5
SW
1.6
SW
2.1
SW
2.1
SW
161514131312111012111313121213131313131313131312121212121212121414131313
25447242829020821215616723561991911129641298139512421053128616091583113611091075833933117391869442132428173680184614741395
10
W
10
N
15
NW
15
SW
5
SE
10
SSW
15
SSE
5
NNE
20
NNW
15
WNW
10
N
15
NNW
20
WNW
10
NNE
5
WSW
15
S
10
SSE
20
S
30
S
30
SSE
15
SSE
20
S
10
SSE
10
S
15
SSW
5
ESE
5
SE
10
SSW
10
ESE
10
SW
10
SSW
10
SSE
10
SSE
15
SSE
0
ESE
5
SW
cross-
on
cross-
off
cross-
on
oncross-
off
cross-
on
crossglasscrosscross-
on
cross-
off
crosscross-
on
cross-
off
oncrosscrosscross-
on
crosscrosscrosscross-
on
crosscross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
on
cross-
off
oncross-
on
crosscrosscrossglassglass
12:23AM
1.30
12:47PM
1.28
1:06AM
1.46
1:32PM
1.42
1:47AM
1.60
2:14PM
1.53
2:26AM
1.71
2:55PM
1.60
3:07AM
1.77
3:36PM
1.62
3:48AM
1.76
4:18PM
1.60
4:30AM
1.69
5:01PM
1.53
5:15AM
1.56
5:47PM
1.42
6:04AM
1.40
6:41PM
1.30
7:02AM
1.23
7:49PM
1.19
8:22AM
1.10
9:22PM
1.13
10:08AM
1.04
6:04PM
0.40
6:41AM
0.32
6:51PM
0.27
7:24AM
0.15
7:34PM
0.15
8:05AM
0.01
8:15PM
0.05
8:45AM
-0.10
8:56PM
-0.00
9:26AM
-0.14
9:37PM
-0.01
10:07AM
-0.12
10:19PM
0.03
10:49AM
-0.04
11:04PM
0.12
11:34AM
0.09
11:53PM
0.24
12:23PM
0.24
12:51AM
0.38
1:23PM
0.39
2:09AM
0.50
2:45PM
0.50
3:54AM
0.54

Note: the tide data above is for Beach Road which is 4 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for Eerste Steen.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph
Offshore winds at Eerste Steen blow from the ENE

Thu
22
Friday
23
Saturday
24
Sunday
25
Monday
26
Tuesday
27
Wednesday
28
Thursday
29
Friday
30
Saturday
01
Sunday
02
Monday
03
Tue
04
PMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAM
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
rain showers
partially cloudy
cloudy
partially cloudy
cloudy
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
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Short Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Warm (max 21°C on Sat afternoon, min 14°C on Thu night). Wind will be generally light.

Days 3-6 Weather Summary Light rain (total 2mm), mostly falling on Mon night. Warm (max 20°C on Sun afternoon, min 14°C on Tue night). Wind will be generally light.

Days 6-9 Weather Summary Mostly dry. Very mild (max 18°C on Wed afternoon, min 13°C on Thu night). Winds decreasing (fresh winds from the S on Wed afternoon, light winds from the E by Sat morning).

Long Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Warm (max 23°C on Mon afternoon, min 16°C on Sat night). Wind will be generally light.

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Information about the Eerste Steen Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for Eerste Steen provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 12 days. A general guide to surfing at Eerste Steen can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our Eerste Steen surf forecast is unique since it includes wave energy (power) that defines the real feel of the surf rather than just the height or the period. If you surf the same spot (Eerste Steen) regularly then make a mental note of the wave energy from the surf forecast table each time you go. Very soon you may start to choose your surf days based on the wave energy alone combined with our forecast of favourable offshore wind conditions. Our star ratings will help here and of course you will also find the usual wave height and period predictions on our surf forecasts as well as a full break down of the swell components under our advanced users option (to reveal that, click the little Einstein character under the tide times).

Further information to help with frequently asked questions about our surf forecast for Eerste Steen may be found under the help tab on the top menu and also by moving your mouse over the question marks on the surf forecast table itself. Please always bear in mind that the forecast is for near-shore open water and local factors at each surf break influence the actual breaking wave height, such as the beach / reef profile, water depths offshore and shelter.

Eerste Steen is 8 km (5 miles) from the very large city of Robben Island. If you plan a holiday in Cape Town, look for hotels and other accommodation in Robben Island. Robben Island has rooms for a wide range of budgets as well as cheap car hire and transport links.