Pipe ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 3.0

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Pipe Surf Forecast and Surf Reports

(Eastern Cape (South), South Africa)


Pipe Spot ID:

Type: reef

Reliability: inconsistent

Best: Swell SE | Wind W

Sea Temperature Today is: 21.2 °C

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Monday, 2 March 2015, 05:32 Local time

Monday 02
5AM 8AM 11AM 2PM
Wave (m) 1.9
Period (s) 7 7 8 8
Wind (km/h) 40
E 40
E 40
E 45
Wind State on on on on

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Pipe in Port Elizabeth is a very sheltered beach break that does not work very often Offshore winds blow from the west. Clean groundswells prevail and the best swell direction is from the southeast. Waves at the beach are both lefts and rights. Best around high tide when the tide is rising. Sometimes crowded. Take care of sharks and rocks.

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Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Port Elizabeth, South Africa, 5 km from Pipe.

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Live Weather:

At Port Elizabeth Airport, 5 km from Pipe.

light winds from the E

Dry and partly cloudy
Air temperature
19 °C

Current weather near Pipe

Overall Pipe Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in March

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Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Pipe:

  (click location name for more details)
Closest break The Fence 5 mi
Second closest break Millers Point 6 mi
Third closest break Wild Side 7 mi
Fourth closest break Summerstrand 8 mi
Fifth closest break Noordhoek 9 mi

Wave buoys nearest to Pipe:

Closest wave buoy Brazil Buoy 4312 mi
Second closest wave buoy Lion Buoy 5397 mi
Third closest wave buoy Nice Buoy 5436 mi
Fourth closest wave buoy Gascogne Ouest Arcachon Buoy 5783 mi
Fifth closest wave buoy Middle Atlantic Buoy 5816 mi

Tide stations nearest to Pipe:

Closest tide station Port Elizabeth 4 mi
Second closest tide station Port Alfred 76 mi
Third closest tide station East London 146 mi
Fourth closest tide station Knysna 147 mi
Fifth closest tide station Mosselbaai 200 mi

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Ski Resorts closest to Pipe:

Closest ski area Tiffindell (South Africa) 262 mi
Second closest ski area Matroosberg (South Africa) 344 mi
Third closest ski area Afri-Ski (Lesotho) 397 mi
Fourth closest ski area Cerro Castor (Argentina) 4556 mi
Fifth closest ski area Mount Hermon (Israel) 4695 mi

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Town and city forecasts close to Pipe:

Closest city location Port Elizabeth (South Africa) 4 mi
Second closest city location Uitenhage (South Africa) 16 mi
Third closest city location Fort Beaufort (South Africa) 98 mi
Fourth closest city location Bisho (South Africa) 119 mi
Fifth closest city location Cradock (South Africa) 121 mi
  • The nearest passenger airport to Pipe is Port Elizabeth Airport (PLZ) in South Africa, which is 7 km (4 miles) away (directly).
  • The second closest airport to Pipe is Bisho Airport (VIY), also in South Africa, 192 km (119 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Pipe, Eastern Cape (S). Use the tab navigation above to view Pipe sea temperature, Pipe photographs, Pipe detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Pipe webcams, current wind from Eastern Cape (S) live weather stations and Pipe tide predictions. The South Africa swell maps link will open up the big picture showing South Africa and the surrounding seas. These swell maps can be animated to show the different swell components, wave energy, wave period, wave heights, together with wind and weather forecasts, current weather and sea state observations from South Africa wave-buoys, passing ships and coastal weather stations. Each of the forecast pages for this surf break feature a global and regional wavefinder tool to locate the best surf conditions in the area around Pipe.


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