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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 (moderate winds from the W at Port Elizabeth 7 km from Pipe). 1.9m 12 s period swell from SSW
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2 h 41 min ago

Moderate
26 km/h
W
Offshore
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Pipe Surf Forecast / Eastern Cape (S) / South Africa

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 7 am Saturday 01 Oct 2016 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 17.1 °C (Statistics for 01 Oct 1981-2005 - mean: 19.4 max: 21.3 min: 18.2 °C)

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

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Period(s) (?)121110998107101110811101212781012131212
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
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Energy(?)155315008586125794048557581300186414061439875482541475440585120224751759939833
Wind
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45 WSW45
40 SW40
25 SSE25
20 E20
30 E30
30 NE30
40 ENE40
50 E50
35 ENE35
30 ENE30
45 E45
15 ENE15
5 SE5
40 SW40
40 WSW40
45 WSW45
50 WSW50
50 W50
45 WSW45
35 SW35
10 NNW10
5 S5
20 S20
Wind State(?)cross-
off
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ononcross-
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High Tide
/ height (m)

3:54PM
1.93
4:08AM
1.83

4:21PM
1.92
4:36AM
1.81

4:48PM
1.88

5:03AM
1.77
5:15PM
1.81

5:31AM
1.70
5:42PM
1.72

6:01AM
1.60
6:12PM
1.61






Low Tide
/ height (m)
9:40AM
0.28

10:00PM
0.27
10:06AM
0.28

10:26PM
0.28
10:32AM
0.30

10:53PM
0.31
11:00AM
0.36

11:20PM
0.37
11:28AM
0.44

11:49PM
0.46
11:58AM
0.54

12:21AM
0.56





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
1718161616161717161921202420181918161616161616
Low °C
1617151616151517151520182120171717141416151516
Chill °C (?)
1516151515141515141821202420171816141414151615
Sunrise
5:52--5:52--5:50--5:48--5:48--5:47--5:45--5:43-
Sunset
-6:20--6:21--6:22--6:22--6:22--6:23--6:24--6:24
Short Range Forecast: Moderate rain (total 11mm), heaviest on Sat night. Warm air temperatures (max 21°C on Tue afternoon, min 15°C on Sat night). Winds decreasing (strong winds from the WSW on Sat afternoon, light winds from the SE by Sun morning).Long Range Forecast:Mostly dry. Warm air temperatures (max 24°C on Wed morning, min 14°C on Thu night). Winds decreasing (near gales from the SW on Thu afternoon, calm by Fri 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.