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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 1 am Saturday 30 Apr 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 17.9 °C (Statistics for 30 Apr 1981-2005 - mean: 21.5 max: 23.2 min: 20.1 °C)

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Swell
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Wave Height (m) & direction (?)

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Period(s) (?)1112121211121111111312111112111110101010999
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
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Energy(?)186219451420101880048012641164785199922732253183219011280898721348361262340315383
Wind
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30 SW30
30 WSW30
15 N15
10 NW10
25 SSW25
25 W25
45 WSW45
50 SW50
35 WSW35
50 WSW50
65 WSW65
40 SW40
25 WSW25
15 S15
15 NNE15
25 ENE25
50 E50
20 ENE20
30 SW30
45 SSE45
5 E5
5 NNW5
10 N10
Wind State(?)cross-
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High Tide
/ height (m)
9:16AM
1.36

10:22PM
1.44
10:59AM
1.38

11:46PM
1.55
12:18PM
1.49

12:48AM
1.70
1:16PM
1.63

1:38AM
1.85

2:04PM
1.77
2:23AM
1.99

2:48PM
1.89
3:05AM
2.07

3:31PM
1.95



Low Tide
/ height (m)

3:29PM
0.77
4:47AM
0.81

5:14PM
0.73

6:16AM
0.68
6:29PM
0.61

7:13AM
0.51
7:23PM
0.47

8:00AM
0.35

8:09PM
0.34
8:42AM
0.22

8:51PM
0.24
9:22AM
0.14

9:32PM
0.19


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
rain shwrssome cloudsclearclearclearclearclearclearclearsome cloudssome cloudssome cloudsclearclearclearclearclearclearclearrain shwrsrain shwrsclearclear
Rain (mm)
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High °C
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Low °C
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Chill °C (?)
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Sunrise
6:50--6:52--6:52--6:54--6:54--6:54--6:56--6:56-
Sunset
-5:37--5:36--5:35--5:34--5:32--5:31--5:30--5:30
Short Range Forecast: Light rain (total 3mm), mostly falling on Sat morning. Cool air temperatures (max 19°C on Mon afternoon, min 13°C on Sat night). Winds increasing (light winds from the WNW on Sat night, gales from the WSW by Tue afternoon).Long Range Forecast:Light rain (total 2mm), mostly falling on Fri afternoon. Warm air temperatures (max 20°C on Thu afternoon, min 15°C on Wed night). Winds decreasing (strong winds from the E on Thu afternoon, calm 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.

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