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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 Continuing glassy conditions at Pipe (light winds from the WNW at Port Elizabeth 7 km from Pipe). 1.0m 12 s period swell from SW
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Pipe Surf Forecast / Eastern Cape (S) / South Africa

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 7 am Tuesday 30 Aug 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 16.5 °C (Statistics for 30 Aug 1981-2005 - mean: 19.1 max: 20.2 min: 17.9 °C)

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

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Period(s) (?)1113121116141514161514131212121514141415111312
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
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Energy(?)962342281692238627021261168413461204472347371256573742724622370626796712
Wind
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10 ESE10
25 E25
25 N25
30 NNW30
30 NNW30
25 WSW25
20 SW20
25 SW25
10 SSW10
20 SE20
25 SSE25
10 E10
15 E15
35 E35
20 ENE20
20 E20
35 E35
20 N20
30 SW30
25 SW25
15 NE15
5 SW5
40 SW40
Wind State(?)ononcross-
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High Tide
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2:42PM
1.74
2:58AM
1.75

3:18PM
1.83
3:32AM
1.81

3:51PM
1.89
4:03AM
1.83

4:22PM
1.91
4:33AM
1.82

4:51PM
1.89

5:02AM
1.79
5:20PM
1.85

5:30AM
1.73
5:49PM
1.77



Low Tide
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8:35AM
0.40

8:55PM
0.40
9:08AM
0.32

9:27PM
0.33
9:38AM
0.27

9:57PM
0.29
10:06AM
0.24

10:26PM
0.28
10:33AM
0.24

10:54PM
0.30
11:01AM
0.27

11:21PM
0.35
11:29AM
0.33

11:50PM
0.42


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
clearclearclearclearclearclearclearsome cloudsrain shwrslight rainlight rainrain shwrsclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclear
Rain (mm)
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High °C
1824303436321818181616181818172124291919182117
Low °C
1621272836171718161616171717171822231818171717
Chill °C (?)
1824303436321717181515181817162124291819182115
Sunrise
6:37--6:35--6:35--6:33--6:31--6:31--6:28--6:28-
Sunset
-5:58--5:59--5:59--6:00--6:00--6:01--6:01--6:02
Short Range Forecast: Light rain (total 5mm), mostly falling on Thu night. Very warm air temperatures (max 36°C on Wed afternoon, min 16°C on Tue morning). Winds increasing (calm on Tue morning, strong winds from the WSW by Wed night).Long Range Forecast:Some drizzle, heaviest during Fri night. Warm air temperatures (max 29°C on Sun night, min 17°C on Fri night). Winds increasing (calm on Mon night, fresh winds from the SW by Tue afternoon).

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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.