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Pipe ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.2

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Pipe Surf Forecast / Eastern Cape (S) / South Africa

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 7 pm Sunday 29 May 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 -1.8 °C (Statistics for 29 May 1981-2005 - mean: 20.9 max: 22.3 min: 19.9 °C)

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Wave Height (m) & direction (?)

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Period(s) (?)1113121212121215141414131212121211111111121112
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
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Energy(?)11438244229827824724831273213421357965504517548429234190200352467400421
Wind
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15 NW15
15 NNW15
15 NNW15
20 N20
25 N25
15 N15
20 N20
30 NW30
20 SW20
10 WSW10
5 SW5
15 SSW15
15 SW15
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15 SSE15
5 SSW5
10 SW10
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20 WSW20
30 WSW30
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30 ESE30
20 ESE20
Wind State(?)cross-
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High Tide
/ height (m)
9:45PM
1.52
10:18AM
1.39

11:04PM
1.58
11:40AM
1.45

12:12AM
1.68
12:46PM
1.56

1:09AM
1.80
1:40PM
1.67

1:59AM
1.90

2:29PM
1.77
2:46AM
1.97

3:14PM
1.85
3:29AM
1.99

3:57PM
1.88


Low Tide
/ height (m)
4:07AM
0.73

4:25PM
0.66

5:36AM
0.65
5:46PM
0.60

6:42AM
0.52
6:50PM
0.50

7:36AM
0.39
7:44PM
0.40

8:22AM
0.28

8:31PM
0.32
9:05AM
0.20

9:15PM
0.27
9:46AM
0.17

9:58PM
0.27

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
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Low °C
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Chill °C (?)
2624282725292727292018181816161717161714151314
Sunrise
-7:13--7:13--7:13--7:15--7:15--7:16--7:16--7:16
Sunset
--5:15--5:15--5:15--5:15--5:15--5:15--5:15--
Short Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Warm air temperatures (max 29°C on Tue afternoon, min 18°C on Wed night). Wind will be generally light.Long Range Forecast:Heavy rain (total 28mm), heaviest during Sun night. Cool air temperatures (max 18°C on Thu afternoon, min 15°C on Sat night). Winds increasing (calm on Fri night, fresh winds from the WSW by Sun 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.

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