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Yzerfontein break guidePhoto by: Wernich

Yzerfontein Surf Guide

Yzerfontein in Western Cape is an exposed beach and reef break that has quite reliable surf and can work at any time of the year. Offshore winds blow from the east. Still reasonable in light onshore winds Clean groundswells prevail and the ideal swell direction is from the west southwest. The beach breaks offer lefts and rights together with both left and right hand reef breaks offshore.. When it's working here, it can get crowded. Watch out for rocks.

Yzerfontein Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
17.8°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Yzerfontein:

The best conditions reported for surf at Yzerfontein occur when a West-southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the East.

Surf Forecasts:

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

juneBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Yzerfontein with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of June. Clean surfable waves are typically found 35% of the time in June while 63% 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.
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Yzerfontein Location Map

Interactive Yzerfontein 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 Yzerfontein is Cape Town International Airport (CPT) in South Africa, which is 82 km (51 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Yzerfontein is Oudtshoorn Airport (DUH), also in South Africa, 375 km (233 miles) away.

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Yzerfontein Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Thursday, 30 March 2023, 23:51 Local Time
ThuFriday 31
Wave (m)
Period (s) 12 12 11 11
Wind (km/h)
Wind State cross cross-

Swell History at Yzerfontein

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

Wind History at Yzerfontein

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

Other Nearby Breaks Closest To:

Discover surf breaks near Yzerfontein. Click below to view there surf guides.

    • Icon beach  red-
    • Icon  s33.3
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    21km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach
    • Icon  s33.3
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    39km away
    • Icon beachBeach
    • Icon  s33.2
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    47km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach
    • Icon  s43.8
    Reliability: inconsistent
    49km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach and reef
    • Icon  s43.8
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    50km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To Yzerfontein: