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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 Wind reports 5 km away suggest it is still onshore at Pipe (moderate winds from the E at Port Elizabeth Airport). 2.3m 7 s period wind swell from E is too big
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1 h 26 min ago

Moderate
28 km/h
E
Onshore
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Pipe Surf Forecast / Eastern Cape (S) / South Africa

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 7 pm Thursday 23 Feb 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 20.7 °C (Statistics for 23 Feb 1981-2005 - mean: 23.0 max: 24.1 min: 21.5 °C)

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

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Period(s) (?)7888689111010121211107814141313121212
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
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Energy(?)24755936828340210287507578066211088976575204255596389384290560517421353
Wind
(km/h)
20 ENE20
15 E15
20 E20
35 WSW35
50 WSW50
55 SW55
30 WSW30
30 WSW30
25 SW25
5 W5
15 E15
25 E25
25 ENE25
25 ENE25
35 E35
15 WSW15
35 WSW35
25 SW25
5 SW5
20 ENE20
25 E25
20 SW20
25 WSW25
Wind State(?)onononcross-
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offonononononcross-
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High Tide
/ height (m)
2:38AM
1.70

2:48PM
1.76
3:11AM
1.83

3:21PM
1.87
3:43AM
1.94

3:54PM
1.95
4:15AM
2.03

4:28PM
1.99
4:49AM
2.07

5:03PM
1.99

5:23AM
2.06
5:39PM
1.94

6:00AM
2.01
6:17PM
1.85


Low Tide
/ height (m)
8:27PM
0.56
8:44AM
0.57

8:59PM
0.43
9:17AM
0.45

9:30PM
0.32
9:49AM
0.35

10:01PM
0.25
10:21AM
0.28

10:33PM
0.21
10:55AM
0.25

11:06PM
0.21
11:29AM
0.27

11:40PM
0.26
12:06PM
0.34

12:17AM
0.36

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
clearclearclearrain shwrsrain shwrsclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearrain shwrs
Rain (mm)
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High °C
2228282622201919191920201925282622222123252220
Low °C
2022262020201718191818201919262221222020242220
Chill °C (?)
2228282622191818181920201825282622222123252220
Sunrise
-6:00--6:01--6:01--6:03--6:03--6:03--6:05--6:05
Sunset
--7:00--6:59--6:58--6:55--6:54--6:53--6:52--
Short Range Forecast: Light rain (total 3mm), mostly falling on Fri night. Warm air temperatures (max 28°C on Fri morning, min 17°C on Sat night). Winds decreasing (near gales from the WSW on Sat afternoon, light winds from the W by Sun night).Long Range Forecast:Some drizzle, heaviest during Fri morning. Warm air temperatures (max 28°C on Tue afternoon, min 19°C on Mon night). Mainly strong winds.

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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.