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Teiki Mathieu Baillan surfing a self-made Alaia surfboard in Lances Left, Mentawaï, Indonesia. Photo by C. Naslain, 2009.

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 3de Steen

South Africa, Cape Town

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Datum: WGS84 [ Help ]
Precision: Approximate

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Latitude: 33° 46.366' S
Longitude: 18° 26.66' E

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near Melkbosstrand

English (Translate this text in English): near Melkbosstrand

English (Translate this text in English): near Melkbosstrand

English (Translate this text in English): near Melkbosstrand

DistanceTake a car

WalkInstant access (< 5min)

Easy to find?Easy to find

Public access?Public access

Special accessDon't know

 Surf Spot Characteristics

Surf Spot Quality

Wave qualityRegional Classic

ExperienceAll surfers

FrequencyRegular

Wave

TypeBeach-break

DirectionRight and left

BottomSandy with rock

PowerHollow, Fast, Powerful, Fun

Normal lengthShort (< 50m)

Good day lengthNormal (50 to 150m)

Tide, Swell and Wind

Good swell directionWest, SouthWest

Good wind directionNorth, NorthEast

Swell sizeStarts working at 1.0m-1.5m / 3ft-5ft and holds up to 2m+ / 6ft+

Best tide positionLow and mid tide

Best tide movementRising and falling tides

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Week crowdFew surfers

Week-end crowdCrowded

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Dangers

- Rocks

 Additional Information

Well known spot close to Capetown. Powerful beachbreak at times with some shifting sandbanks. Best in winter swell. When this place is on itll be crowded then there are always the other steens (1st and 2nd)to choose from of just wait patiently and youll get something. At its best it gives chunky shorebreak style barrels and a descent ride.

English (Translate this text in English): Well known spot close to Capetown. Powerful beachbreak at times with some shifting sandbanks. Best in winter swell. When this place is on itll be crowded then there are always the other steens (1st and 2nd)to choose from of just wait patiently and youll get something. At its best it gives chunky shorebreak style barrels and a descent ride.

English (Translate this text in English): Well known spot close to Capetown. Powerful beachbreak at times with some shifting sandbanks. Best in winter swell. When this place is on itll be crowded then there are always the other steens (1st and 2nd)to choose from of just wait patiently and youll get something. At its best it gives chunky shorebreak style barrels and a descent ride.

English (Translate this text in English): Well known spot close to Capetown. Powerful beachbreak at times with some shifting sandbanks. Best in winter swell. When this place is on itll be crowded then there are always the other steens (1st and 2nd)to choose from of just wait patiently and youll get something. At its best it gives chunky shorebreak style barrels and a descent ride.

Atmosphere

Great spot when you get it good and its only you out.

English (Translate this text in English): Great spot when you get it good and its only you out.

English (Translate this text in English): Great spot when you get it good and its only you out.

English (Translate this text in English): Great spot when you get it good and its only you out.

General

Gets excellent

English (Translate this text in English): Gets excellent

English (Translate this text in English): Gets excellent

English (Translate this text in English): Gets excellent

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3de steen
South Africa

3de steen
South Africa

3de steen
South Africa

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By Mentawai dreamer , 27-07-2010

Just wondering - how often does one spot sharks here? If you take a look at the 2nd photo with the body boarder on the yellow board on a decent size wave, look behind him in the background is that kelp or jaws?

By derdes _locale , 18-02-2008

all wrong - this place only works on low tide, maybe mid when bigger, ..as for the guy who lives 2 minutes away, ..there are no houses in 2 minute driving distance, maybe 5minutes from melkbos

By Anonymous , 04-07-2006

Ahoy - To the dude tuning its not derdes - dude ... I surf this spot almost every other day of my life as I live less than 2 minutes drive from it ... that is most certainly derdesAnd to the tide dude ... yea ... you're right .. mid tide is better but some years is has cooked on the dead high and others it has cooked on dead low ... last year it was best on mid pushing - so he's not entirely wrong?

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