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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 cross-on at Pipe (light winds from the ENE.(Wind varies from 030 to 090 degs) at Port Elizabeth Airport 5 km from Pipe). 2.5m 8 s period wind swell from E is too big
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Actual: 44 min ago

Light
11 km/h
ENE
Cross-On
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Pipe Surf Forecast / Eastern Cape (S) / South Africa

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 1 pm Sunday 30 Apr 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 19.1 °C (Statistics for 30 Apr 1981-2005 - mean: 21.5 max: 23.2 min: 20.1 °C)

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Swell
Height Map See all maps
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)

E

E

E

E

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SSE

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Period(s) (?)8999991816161514127891010101014131313
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
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Energy(?)418567422325241202418264457439478199175306418842852570356878175124771535
Wind
(km/h)
30 ENE30
15 NE15
10 SSW10
15 SW15
20 WSW20
10 WSW10
10 ESE10
5 NE5
10 ESE10
15 ESE15
20 ESE20
10 ESE10
20 E20
10 ENE10
20 ENE20
25 E25
15 NNE15
25 WSW25
25 WSW25
20 W20
40 WSW40
30 WSW30
25 WSW25
Wind State(?)oncross-
on
offcross-
off
offcross-
off
cross-
on
glasscross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
ononononcrosscross-
off
cross-
off
offcross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
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High Tide
/ height (m)
6:37PM
1.73

6:56AM
1.69
7:33PM
1.60

7:56AM
1.52

8:46PM
1.48
9:20AM
1.38

10:20PM
1.44
11:02AM
1.35

11:49PM
1.50
12:24PM
1.41

12:52AM
1.60
1:20PM
1.50

1:38AM
1.70

2:02PM
1.59

Low Tide
/ height (m)

12:34AM
0.51
1:03PM
0.51

1:31AM
0.67

2:03PM
0.66
2:55AM
0.80

3:35PM
0.77

5:02AM
0.82
5:27PM
0.77

6:33AM
0.73
6:40PM
0.69

7:26AM
0.61
7:28PM
0.60

8:04AM
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
2727262420202121212121191919192023191918181817
Low °C
2523252019192120202119191918181919181918171817
Chill °C (?)
2727262420202121212121191919192023181817171716
Sunrise
--6:50--6:52--6:52--6:54--6:54--6:54--6:56--
Sunset
5:37--5:37--5:36--5:35--5:34--5:32--5:31--5:30-
Short Range Forecast: Light rain (total 3mm), mostly falling on Wed night. Warm air temperatures (max 27°C on Sun afternoon, min 19°C on Mon night). Winds decreasing (fresh winds from the ENE on Sun afternoon, light winds from the SE by Tue afternoon).Long Range Forecast:Some drizzle, heaviest during Thu morning. Warm air temperatures (max 23°C on Fri night, min 17°C on Sun morning). Winds increasing (light winds from the ENE on Thu night, strong winds from the WSW by Sun morning).

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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.