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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

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
12.8°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:
South-Australia wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Use the tab navigation above to view Y-Steps sea temperature, Y-Steps photographs, Y-Steps detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Y-Steps webcams, current wind from SA - Adelaide live weather stations and Y-Steps tide predictions. The Australia swell maps link will open up the big picture showing Australia and the surrounding seas. These swell maps can be animated to show the different swell components, wave energy, wave period, wave heights, together with wind and weather forecasts, current weather and sea state observations from Australia wave-buoys, passing ships and coastal weather stations. Each of the forecast pages for this surf break feature a global and regional wavefinder tool to locate the best surf conditions in the area around Y-Steps

Y-Steps Surf:

Tuesday, 11 August 2020, 07:36 Local time
Tuesday 11
Wave (m) -
Period (s) - - 10 10
Wind (km/h) 30
NNE 30
N 35
N 30
Wind State cross-

Tide Times:

For Port Noarlunga, Australia, 4 km from Y-Steps.

IS AT (local time)

Y-Steps Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Noarlunga, 3 km from Y-Steps.

moderate winds from the N

Air temperature
13.1 °C

Current weather near Y-Steps

Buoy Data:

At Cape du Couedic Buoy, 122 miles from Y-Steps.

  2AM 3AM 4AM 5AM
Data Age 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr
Wave height (m) 1.5
Dominant period (s) 14.3 14.3 15.4 8.3

All wavebuoys around Y-Steps

Overall Y-Steps Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in August


Surf stats for Y-Steps: see the swell variation by month.

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Wind stats for Y-Steps: see the variation in direction and stength by month.

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Y-Steps Location Maps

Y-Steps Location Map

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Use this relief map to navigate to SA - Adelaide surf spots and tide stations that are in the area of Y-Steps

Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Y-Steps:

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Wave buoys nearest to Y-Steps:

Tide stations nearest to Y-Steps:

  • Closest tide station
    Port Noarlunga
    2 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    Happy Valley
    5 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    8 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    10 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    Adelaide Inner Harbour
    20 mi


  • 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.
Y-Steps break location map and break info