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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 SE at East London/Buffalo City 63 km from Barbel Point). 2.8m 14 s period swell from SSW
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Barbel Point Surf Forecast / South Africa

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 1 am Monday 24 Sep 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 21.4 °C (Statistics for 24 Sep 1981-2005 - mean: 20.0 max: 21.0 min: 19.2 °C)

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Swell
Height Map See all maps
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
2.4
SSW
1.9
SSW
1.4
SSW
1.1
SW
2.3
SW
1.9
SW
2.1
SW
3
SW
2.5
SW
1.6
SW
1.3
SW
1.9
SW
3.5
SW
5
SW
4.5
SW
2.5
SSW
2.3
SSW
1.7
SSW
0.9
S
0.8
S
0.7
SSE
0.7
SSE
0.7
SSE
Period(s) (?)13131211712151313121213149131110101010111111
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
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Energy(?)19201152536288480957204832672275700450124751713850662816061130529148116109107105
Wind
(km/h)
15
NE
35
NE
15
NNE
15
NW
30
SW
15
WSW
25
SSW
15
SSE
25
NE
10
E
5
E
25
SW
40
SW
45
SW
20
WSW
10
S
25
E
35
NE
35
NE
40
NE
20
NNE
25
NW
15
WSW
Wind State(?)onononcrossoffoffoffcross-
off
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on
glassoffoffoffcross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
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off
High Tide
/ height (m)

3:32PM
1.63
3:42AM
1.59

3:58PM
1.69
4:09AM
1.62

4:25PM
1.71
4:37AM
1.61

4:53PM
1.70

5:07AM
1.58
5:23PM
1.65

5:38AM
1.50
5:56PM
1.56

6:13AM
1.40
6:33PM
1.44



Low Tide
/ height (m)
9:21AM
0.08

9:40PM
0.09
9:47AM
0.02

10:07PM
0.04
10:14AM
0.00

10:35PM
0.02
10:42AM
0.01

11:04PM
0.05
11:11AM
0.06

11:35PM
0.10
11:42AM
0.14

12:09AM
0.20
12:18PM
0.26

12:50AM
0.33


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 (?)
1922253623202321192726211718151919182324253232
Sunrise
5:52--5:50--5:50--5:48--5:47--5:46--5:45--5:43-
Sunset
-6:04--6:04--6:05--6:06--6:06--6:07--6:07--6:07
Short Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Very warm air temperatures (max 36°C on Tue morning, min 17°C on Mon morning). Mainly fresh winds.Long Range Forecast:Some drizzle, heaviest during Sat night. Very warm air temperatures (max 32°C on Mon morning, min 14°C on Fri night). Winds decreasing (strong winds from the SW on Fri afternoon, light winds from the S by Sat morning).

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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.