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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 ENE at Port Elizabeth Airport). 2.3m 7 s period wind swell from ESE is too big
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Actual: 52 min ago

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

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 1 pm Saturday 19 Aug 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 14.8 °C (Statistics for 19 Aug 1981-2005 - mean: 19.1 max: 20.6 min: 17.8 °C)

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Swell
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Wave Height (m) & direction (?)

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Period(s) (?)1088999910111212121214171817161514131212
Surfscale.metric
Wave
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Energy(?)64461911236404553322562052607316926202357214810426349163067112145773559144016271019521709
Wind
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30 E30
25 NE25
15 NE15
15 E15
15 N15
10 W10
25 SW25
15 WNW15
50 W50
55 W55
35 W35
25 W25
35 WSW35
35 WSW35
40 W40
50 WSW50
35 W35
35 W35
30 WSW30
20 WSW20
20 SW20
20 S20
15 SSW15
Wind State(?)oncross-
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High Tide
/ height (m)
2:09PM
1.68
2:28AM
1.77

2:55PM
1.81
3:11AM
1.85

3:35PM
1.90
3:51AM
1.89

4:13PM
1.96
4:28AM
1.89

4:50PM
1.96

5:03AM
1.85
5:25PM
1.92







Low Tide
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8:21PM
0.42
8:45AM
0.31

9:05PM
0.31
9:24AM
0.22

9:44PM
0.25
9:59AM
0.18

10:21PM
0.22
10:33AM
0.17

10:55PM
0.24
11:05AM
0.21

11:28PM
0.30






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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Rain (mm)
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High °C
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Low °C
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Chill °C (?)
1614202623222218111213151715111210101010111414
Sunrise
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Sunset
5:50--5:51--5:52--5:52--5:52--5:53--5:53--5:54-
Short Range Forecast: Light rain (total 7mm), mostly falling on Tue morning. Warm air temperatures (max 26°C on Sun afternoon, min 13°C on Tue morning). Winds increasing (light winds from the W on Mon morning, near gales from the W by Tue afternoon).Long Range Forecast:Heavy rain (total 22mm), heaviest during Fri night. Cool air temperatures (max 18°C on Wed afternoon, min 11°C on Thu night). Winds decreasing (strong winds from the WSW on Thu afternoon, light winds from the SSW by Sat 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.