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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 (moderate winds from the NE at Port Elizabeth Airport 5 km from Pipe). 2.6m swell from SSW too big
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1 h 37 min ago

Moderate
22 km/h
NE
Cross-On
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Pipe Surf Forecast / Eastern Cape (S) / South Africa

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 7 am Thursday 29 Jun 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 16.2 °C (Statistics for 29 Jun 1981-2005 - mean: 19.7 max: 20.8 min: 18.9 °C)

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

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Period(s) (?)131415141316151514131212121212710111012121212
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
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Energy(?)1989168312758116693080205516661008787711371554365519335138141138502286221184
Wind
(km/h)
20 NE20
15 NE15
15 NNW15
5 WNW5
20 SW20
20 W20
5 WSW5
15 E15
15 NE15
15 WSW15
35 SW35
30 WSW30
15 W15
10 ESE10
20 NE20
15 N15
5 S5
10 WSW10
5 ENE5
25 E25
15 NNE15
25 NNW25
20 NW20
Wind State(?)cross-
on
cross-
on
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off
cross-
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cross-
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offglassoncross-
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offcross-
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offoffcross-
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High Tide
/ height (m)

7:56PM
1.62

8:12AM
1.43

8:55PM
1.53
9:17AM
1.33

10:03PM
1.47
10:34AM
1.28

11:15PM
1.46
11:50AM
1.30

12:19AM
1.49
12:53PM
1.36

1:11AM
1.54
1:43PM
1.44

1:55AM
1.60


Low Tide
/ height (m)
1:18PM
0.49

2:01AM
0.65

2:10PM
0.60
3:09AM
0.74

3:13PM
0.70
4:33AM
0.77

4:32PM
0.75

5:55AM
0.75
5:51PM
0.74

6:56AM
0.68
6:53PM
0.69

7:40AM
0.60
7:41PM
0.63



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
1522211920171617161819171517171722191819212529
Low °C
1320171617151516151517151416161521171717172029
Chill °C (?)
1422211920161617151819151417171722191819212529
Sunrise
7:22--7:22--7:22--7:22--7:22--7:22--7:22--7:22-
Sunset
-5:17--5:17--5:19--5:19--5:20--5:20--5:21--5:21
Short Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Warm air temperatures (max 22°C on Thu afternoon, min 13°C on Thu morning). Winds increasing (calm on Sat morning, fresh winds from the SW by Sun afternoon).Long Range Forecast:Mostly dry. Warm air temperatures (max 29°C on Thu afternoon, min 14°C on Mon morning). Winds decreasing (fresh winds from the WSW on Sun night, calm by Tue 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.