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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 The cross-on wind has turned onshore at Barbel Point (light winds from the NE at Cintsa East Eastern Cape wx 29 km from Barbel Point). 2.3m 13 s period swell from SW
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29 km away, 15 min ago

Light
10.8 km/h
NE
22.0
18.7
Air / Water (°C)
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Barbel Point Surf Forecast / South Africa

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 1 pm Saturday 21 Oct 2017 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 18.7 °C (Statistics for 21 Oct 1981-2005 - mean: 20.5 max: 22.1 min: 19.6 °C)

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Wave Height (m) & direction (?)

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Period(s) (?)131313161421181715151414141312910101111111111
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
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Energy(?)1387147413672322200431987576527327252457229621711472225319782327364920261704163012921144999
Wind
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20 ENE20
15 NNE15
20 ENE20
20 ENE20
10 NE10
25 ENE25
15 S15
20 SW20
5 ESE5
25 ENE25
5 NE5
25 SSW25
20 SSW20
5 SE5
40 SW40
35 WSW35
40 WSW40
35 SW35
30 SW30
20 SSW20
15 ESE15
20 E20
15 ENE15
Wind State(?)cross-
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High Tide
/ height (m)
4:22PM
1.67
4:39AM
1.55

4:49PM
1.60

5:06AM
1.49
5:15PM
1.52

5:34AM
1.41
5:44PM
1.41

6:03AM
1.31
6:12PM
1.29

6:36AM
1.20
6:49PM
1.17

7:26AM
1.08
7:44PM
1.05

9:05AM
1.01


Low Tide
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10:33PM
0.06
10:40AM
0.11

11:00PM
0.12
11:07AM
0.19

11:27PM
0.20
11:35AM
0.29

11:55PM
0.30
12:04PM
0.40

12:28AM
0.41
12:39PM
0.52

1:07AM
0.52
1:30PM
0.65

2:21AM
0.62

3:31PM
0.72

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
--5:16--5:16--5:15--5:13--5:13--5:11--5:11--
Sunset
6:22--6:23--6:24--6:25--6:25--6:27--6:28--6:29-
Short Range Forecast: Moderate rain (total 19mm), heaviest on Mon night. Warm air temperatures (max 28°C on Mon morning, min 18°C on Sat night). Wind will be generally light.Long Range Forecast:Heavy rain (total 21mm), heaviest during Thu afternoon. Warm air temperatures (max 22°C on Wed morning, min 12°C on Thu night). Winds increasing (light winds from the SE on Wed night, strong winds from the WSW by Thu night).

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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.