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Y-Steps ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 2.0

Overall: 2.8

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Y-Steps Surf Guide

Y-Steps in Adelaide is a fairly exposed beach break that has quite reliable surf. Winter is the optimum time of year for surfing here. Offshore winds are from the east northeast. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the optimum swell angle is from the southwest. The beach break provides left and right handers. Best around mid tide when the tide is rising. Sometimes crowded. Beware of rocks, and rips.

Y-Steps Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beachBeachIcon  s32.8
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
15.5°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Y-Steps:

The best conditions reported for surf at Y-Steps 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 Y-Steps (for consistent clean waves)?

septemberBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Y-Steps with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of September. Clean surfable waves are typically found 7% of the time in September while 20% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 73% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
7%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
20%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
73%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Y-Steps Location Map

Interactive Y-Steps 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 Y-Steps is Adelaide International Airport (ADL) in Australia, which is 22 km (14 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Y-Steps is Woomera Airport (UMR), also in Australia, 470 km (292 miles) away.

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Y-Steps Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Monday, 14 June 2021, 18:22 Local Time
MonTue
6:30PM9:30PM0:30AM3:30AM
Wave (m) 0.1
W
0.1
W
0.1
W
0.1
W
Period (s) 8 8 8 8
Wind (km/h)
15
25
15
15
Wind State off off off cross-
off

Swell History at Y-Steps

Surf stats for Y-Steps, see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at Y-Steps

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

Y-Steps Reviews:

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Ratings
Based on 2 votes.
  • Overall:Icon  s32.8
  • Quality on a good day:Icon  s33.0
  • Consistency of Surf:Icon  s22.0
  • Difficulty Level:Icon  s33.0
  • Wind and Kite Surfing:Icon  s11.0
  • Crowds:Icon  s22.0
  • ...

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Review
Impartial reviews submitted by Surf-Forecast users.
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hugh gregory from Australia
“this without a doubt the best wave in the cosmos”

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