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Barbel Point ratings
Quality on a good day: 5.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.5

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  1. weather stationWind Update Continuing clean conditions at Barbel Point (light winds from the NE at East London/Buffalo City 63 km from Barbel Point). 1.2m 11 s period swell from SW with 2.1m 7 s period wind swell from ENE
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Barbel Point Surf Forecast / South Africa

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 7 pm Sunday 16 Dec 2018 SAST

Barbel Point surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.

Today's Barbel Point sea temperature is 22.6 °C (Statistics for 16 Dec 1981-2005 - mean: 22.9 max: 24.3 min: 21.6 °C)

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Swell
Height Map See all maps
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
1
SW
0.9
SW
1.1
SW
0.8
SW
0.8
SW
0.8
SW
1.7
SW
1.8
SW
1.6
SSW
1.6
S
1.6
SSE
1.5
SSE
1.3
SSE
2.1
ENE
0.7
SE
0.5
S
0.5
S
0.4
SSE
0.3
SW
0.4
SW
0.4
SW
0.6
E
0.7
E
Period(s) (?)1111121111116799999691010101313131515
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
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Energy(?)242191335174140165028740642538336828630079565635274257161212
Wind
(km/h)
10
NE
15
E
15
E
5
E
10
NE
10
NNE
25
WSW
30
SSW
15
SSE
5
SSW
15
ESE
20
E
20
NE
35
ENE
40
ENE
30
ENE
35
ENE
40
ENE
35
NE
40
ENE
35
ENE
40
NE
25
NNE
Wind State(?)oncross-
on
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on
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High Tide
/ height (m)
10:42PM
1.02
11:32AM
1.20

12:06AM
1.09
12:33PM
1.31

1:05AM
1.20
1:22PM
1.43

1:52AM
1.32

2:06PM
1.54
2:35AM
1.43

2:48PM
1.64
3:15AM
1.53

3:29PM
1.70
3:56AM
1.60

4:10PM
1.72


Low Tide
/ height (m)
4:52AM
0.56

6:04PM
0.53

6:06AM
0.49
7:01PM
0.41

7:03AM
0.39
7:46PM
0.27

7:50AM
0.28

8:28PM
0.15
8:34AM
0.18

9:08PM
0.05
9:17AM
0.10

9:47PM
-0.01
9:59AM
0.06

10:27PM
-0.03

Note: the tide data above is calculated at the surf break location.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph

Offshore winds at Barbel Point blow from the SW.
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Summary
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Rain (mm)
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High °C
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Low °C
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Chill °C (?)
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Sunrise
-4:52--4:54--4:54--4:54--4:54--4:54--4:56--4:56
Sunset
--7:10--7:12--7:12--7:13--7:13--7:14--7:14--
Short Range Forecast: Light rain (total 8mm), mostly falling on Thu morning. Very warm air temperatures (max 33°C on Tue afternoon, min 21°C on Wed night). Winds increasing (calm on Mon night, fresh winds from the SSW by Wed morning).Long Range Forecast:Heavy rain (total 22mm), heaviest during Sun night. Warm air temperatures (max 26°C on Sun morning, min 21°C on Thu afternoon). Winds increasing (light winds from the E on Thu afternoon, strong winds from the ENE by Sun afternoon).

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Information about the Barbel Point Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for Barbel Point provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 7 days. A general guide to surfing at Barbel Point can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our Barbel Point 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 (Barbel Point) 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 Barbel Point 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.

Barbel Point is 46 km (29 miles) from the city of Butterworth. If you plan a holiday in Eastern Cape - Wild Coast, look for hotels and other accommodation in Butterworth. Butterworth has rooms for a wide range of budgets as well as car hire and transport links.