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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 Still cross-shore at Barbel Point (light winds from the NW at Cintsa East Eastern Cape wx 29 km from Barbel Point). 2.1m 10 s period swell from ESE with an additional 1.2m 13 s period swell from SSW
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29 km away, 48 min ago

Light
10.8 km/h
NW
8.7
20.6
Air / Water (°C)
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Barbel Point Surf Forecast / South Africa

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 7 pm Friday 18 Aug 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 20.6 °C (Statistics for 18 Aug 1981-2005 - mean: 19.9 max: 21.6 min: 18.3 °C)

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Wave Height (m) & direction (?)

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Period(s) (?)1010101099111112117101110121313151816161514
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
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Energy(?)855749610482277161210263301290689315662353527377179731021216349252812629116667106228200
Wind
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10 NW10
10 NE10
25 ENE25
30 NE30
30 NE30
30 NE30
20 NNE20
20 N20
15 NNE15
20 WSW20
45 SW45
25 WSW25
45 WSW45
35 WSW35
25 SW25
30 WSW30
40 WSW40
30 SW30
30 WSW30
30 WSW30
30 SW30
20 WSW20
15 WSW15
Wind State(?)crossoncross-
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High Tide
/ height (m)
1:43AM
1.41

2:15PM
1.42
2:34AM
1.52

3:00PM
1.56
3:15AM
1.60

3:40PM
1.66
3:53AM
1.65

4:15PM
1.71
4:28AM
1.65

4:50PM
1.72

5:01AM
1.61
5:23PM
1.68

5:32AM
1.54
5:53PM
1.59


Low Tide
/ height (m)

8:03AM
0.24

8:22PM
0.23
8:47AM
0.12

9:07PM
0.12
9:27AM
0.02

9:47PM
0.05
10:02AM
-0.03

10:23PM
0.03
10:37AM
-0.04

10:58PM
0.05
11:08AM
-0.00

11:32PM
0.11
11:39AM
0.07

12:02AM
0.20

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
-6:39--6:37--6:37--6:35--6:35--6:33--6:33--6:31
Sunset
--5:39--5:40--5:42--5:42--5:43--5:44--5:44--
Short Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Very warm air temperatures (max 31°C on Mon afternoon, min 13°C on Fri night). Winds increasing (calm on Fri night, strong winds from the SW by Tue morning).Long Range Forecast:Some drizzle, heaviest during Tue afternoon. Warm air temperatures (max 20°C on Wed afternoon, min 13°C on Thu night). Winds decreasing (strong winds from the WSW on Tue night, light winds from the WSW 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.