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Pipe ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.5
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 2.5
Wind and Kite Surfing: 3.0
Crowds: 2.0

Overall: 2.8

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  1. weather stationWind Update The wind is still offshore at Pipe (strong winds from the WSW at Port Elizabeth Airport 5 km from Pipe). 1.1m 9 s period swell from E with 2.3m 6 s period wind swell from SW
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Pipe Surf Forecast / Eastern Cape (S) / South Africa

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 1 am Thursday 19 Jan 2017 SAST

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

Today's Pipe sea temperature is 21.0 °C (Statistics for 19 Jan 1981-2005 - mean: 22.8 max: 23.9 min: 21.5 °C)

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Swell
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Wave Height (m) & direction (?)

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Period(s) (?)616121114121312121278811161514141312778
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
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Energy(?)28713745646217489729688395432892795592131795611051956357545353308415438
Wind
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45 WSW45
35 SW35
20 W20
30 SW30
35 SW35
15 W15
10 SSE10
25 E25
20 ENE20
20 E20
30 E30
10 E10
25 SW25
15 SSW15
15 WSW15
25 SW25
30 WSW30
20 W20
20 E20
40 E40
30 ENE30
30 ENE30
25 ENE25
Wind State(?)cross-
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High Tide
/ height (m)
8:16AM
1.58

8:29PM
1.39
9:17AM
1.49

9:43PM
1.31
10:36AM
1.44

11:21PM
1.30
11:59AM
1.46

12:44AM
1.36
1:03PM
1.53

1:41AM
1.47
1:51PM
1.62

2:23AM
1.59

2:30PM
1.71



Low Tide
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2:18PM
0.82
2:21AM
0.78

3:28PM
0.90
3:32AM
0.87

5:13PM
0.91

5:17AM
0.91
6:41PM
0.84

6:44AM
0.86
7:34PM
0.74

7:40AM
0.77

8:13PM
0.62
8:22AM
0.67

8:47PM
0.52


Note: the tide data above is for Port Elizabeth, South Africa which is 6 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for Pipe.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph

Offshore winds at Pipe blow from the W.
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Summary
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Rain (mm)
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High °C
2121192020202020202425222323222221202121201920
Low °C
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Chill °C (?)
2121182019202020202425222323222221202121191820
Sunrise
5:24--5:26--5:26--5:28--5:28--5:30--5:31--5:31-
Sunset
-7:30--7:29--7:29--7:28--7:28--7:28--7:27--7:25
Short Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Warm air temperatures (max 25°C on Sun afternoon, min 17°C on Thu night). Winds decreasing (strong winds from the WSW on Thu morning, light winds from the SSE by Sat morning).Long Range Forecast:Moderate rain (total 10mm), heaviest on Tue morning. Warm air temperatures (max 23°C on Mon morning, min 19°C on Tue night). Winds increasing (calm on Sun night, strong winds from the E by Wed afternoon).

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Information about the Pipe Surf forecast

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

Pipe is 6 km (4 miles) from the city of Port Elizabeth. If you plan a holiday in Eastern Cape (South), look for hotels and other accommodation in Port Elizabeth. Port Elizabeth has rooms for a wide range of budgets as well as car hire and transport links.