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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 Continuing clean conditions at Pipe (light winds from the W.(Wind varies from 240 to 300 degs) at Port Elizabeth Airport 5 km from Pipe). 2.3m 7 s period wind swell from ENE is too big
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Light
9 km/h
W
Clean
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Pipe Surf Forecast / Eastern Cape (S) / South Africa

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 7 pm Wednesday 25 Apr 2018 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 18.4 °C (Statistics for 25 Apr 1981-2005 - mean: 21.6 max: 23.3 min: 20.4 °C)

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Swell
Height Map See all maps
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
1.5
E
1.2
SSW
1
SSW
2.3
SW
1.3
SSW
0.8
SSW
0.8
SSW
1
SSW
1.9
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1.3
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1.3
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1.2
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2.5
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3
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2.5
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2.3
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1.7
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1.7
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1.5
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1.4
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1.3
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1.1
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1.4
SW
Period(s) (?)814111112121213121213131013131516151413131313
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
(?)
Energy(?)2635692391327501199167335997441512506130625322145218614281273886722543402658
Wind
(km/h)
25
WSW
20
NW
30
SW
15
W
5
N
15
ESE
10
W
25
WSW
20
SSE
15
NE
15
N
25
SW
35
WSW
15
SW
15
SE
20
NE
20
NE
20
ENE
15
N
20
WSW
25
SW
10
W
10
NW
Wind State(?)offcross-
off
cross-
off
offglasscross-
on
offcross-
off
cross-
on
cross-
on
crosscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
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cross-
on
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on
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on
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off
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off
offcross-
off
High Tide
/ height (m)
1:13AM
1.69
1:40PM
1.62

1:59AM
1.81

2:22PM
1.72
2:38AM
1.91

2:59PM
1.80
3:13AM
1.97

3:32PM
1.84
3:45AM
1.99

4:04PM
1.85
4:16AM
1.97

4:36PM
1.83





Low Tide
/ height (m)

7:42AM
0.53
7:49PM
0.50

8:22AM
0.41

8:27PM
0.41
8:56AM
0.32

9:01PM
0.34
9:27AM
0.27

9:31PM
0.31
9:57AM
0.26

10:01PM
0.31
10:25AM
0.27

10:30PM
0.34




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
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Low °C
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Chill °C (?)
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Sunrise
-6:48--6:48--6:50--6:50--6:50--6:52--6:52--6:52
Sunset
--5:40--5:39--5:38--5:37--5:37--5:36--5:35--
Short Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Warm air temperatures (max 25°C on Thu afternoon, min 17°C on Fri morning). Winds decreasing (fresh winds from the SW on Thu afternoon, calm by Fri morning).Long Range Forecast:Moderate rain (total 17mm), heaviest on Tue night. Warm air temperatures (max 24°C on Sun afternoon, min 14°C on Mon night). Winds decreasing (strong winds from the WSW on Sun night, light winds from the W by Wed night).

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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.