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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 Recent glassy conditions at Fence (Port Elizabeth) have likely become affected by the arrival of onshore winds (light winds from the E at Port Elizabeth Airport 4 km from Fence (Port Elizabeth)). 2.5m 14 s period swell from SSW
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Light
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Onshore
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Pipe Surf Forecast / Eastern Cape (S) / South Africa

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 7 pm Sunday 22 Oct 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 16.0 °C (Statistics for 22 Oct 1981-2005 - mean: 19.6 max: 20.5 min: 18.6 °C)

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Swell
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Wave Height (m) & direction (?)

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Period(s) (?)14191716141414131212111212121111111110101077
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
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Energy(?)183561394547278725222378194959451187136322281769211387614331377831736470284166427435
Wind
(km/h)
5 NE5
5 SW5
40 SW40
15 WNW15
10 SSW10
20 SSW20
20 WSW20
20 WSW20
30 SW30
15 WSW15
30 WSW30
40 SW40
25 WSW25
20 SSW20
25 SSW25
20 SSE20
10 SE10
20 ESE20
15 ENE15
20 E20
35 E35
20 ENE20
15 ENE15
Wind State(?)glasscross-
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High Tide
/ height (m)

5:11AM
1.75
5:21PM
1.78

5:41AM
1.67
5:50PM
1.67

6:14AM
1.57
6:21PM
1.54

6:54AM
1.46
7:01PM
1.41

7:54AM
1.35

8:09PM
1.29
9:38AM
1.31

10:14PM
1.24
11:23AM
1.38

11:52PM
1.33

Low Tide
/ height (m)
10:58PM
0.33
11:06AM
0.42

11:26PM
0.41
11:36AM
0.52

11:57PM
0.51
12:08PM
0.64

12:31AM
0.62
12:48PM
0.77

1:15AM
0.74
1:48PM
0.89

2:27AM
0.84

3:52PM
0.95
4:33AM
0.86

5:57PM
0.86


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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High °C
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Low °C
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Chill °C (?)
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Sunrise
-5:26--5:24--5:24--5:22--5:22--5:20--5:18--5:18
Sunset
--6:37--6:37--6:38--6:39--6:40--6:42--6:43--
Short Range Forecast: Light rain (total 2mm), mostly falling on Wed night. Warm air temperatures (max 25°C on Mon morning, min 15°C on Thu morning). Winds increasing (calm on Sun night, strong winds from the SW by Mon afternoon).Long Range Forecast:Heavy rain (total 29mm), heaviest during Fri morning. Warm air temperatures (max 20°C on Sun afternoon, min 12°C on Thu night). Winds decreasing (strong winds from the SW on Thu afternoon, light winds from the SE by Sat 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.