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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 offshore at Pipe (light winds from the W at Port Elizabeth Airport 5 km from Pipe). 1.2m 11 s period swell from SSW
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1 h 26 min ago

Moderate
19 km/h
W
Offshore
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Pipe Surf Forecast / Eastern Cape (S) / South Africa

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 7 pm Monday 27 Mar 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 19.9 °C (Statistics for 27 Mar 1981-2005 - mean: 22.3 max: 24.1 min: 19.9 °C)

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

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Period(s) (?)111112121116141313121212111111121215148101212
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
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Energy(?)26817115823117252076759529055137835969455869054945650071265583217031548
Wind
(km/h)
20 W20
30 WSW30
25 SW25
10 WNW10
20 ENE20
35 E35
10 NE10
15 NNE15
20 E20
30 WSW30
15 SW15
15 SW15
10 W10
30 WSW30
30 SW30
5 NW5
20 ENE20
30 E30
35 WSW35
45 WSW45
30 SW30
5 WSW5
5 E5
Wind State(?)offcross-
off
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oncross-
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crossonoffcross-
off
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High Tide
/ height (m)
3:50AM
2.08

4:08PM
2.01
4:25AM
2.12

4:44PM
2.02

5:02AM
2.11
5:22PM
1.97

5:40AM
2.03
6:02PM
1.87

6:21AM
1.90
6:46PM
1.73

7:08AM
1.74
7:39PM
1.58

8:08AM
1.55

8:55PM
1.44

Low Tide
/ height (m)
9:37PM
0.22
10:00AM
0.19

10:11PM
0.17
10:35AM
0.16

10:46PM
0.18
11:11AM
0.18

11:22PM
0.23
11:48AM
0.27

12:00AM
0.34
12:29PM
0.40

12:43AM
0.50
1:15PM
0.56

1:34AM
0.67

2:16PM
0.72


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
1920212020212130353122232120211921242421212018
Low °C
1819201818212022332020222020201818231920201918
Chill °C (?)
1920212020212130353122232120211921242421212018
Sunrise
-6:26--6:26--6:26--6:28--6:28--6:30--6:30--6:31
Sunset
--6:17--6:16--6:15--6:14--6:13--6:10--6:09--
Short Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Very warm air temperatures (max 35°C on Thu afternoon, min 18°C on Mon night). Winds increasing (light winds from the NW on Tue night, strong winds from the WSW by Thu night).Long Range Forecast:Mostly dry. Warm air temperatures (max 24°C on Sun afternoon, min 18°C on Sat night). Winds decreasing (strong winds from the WSW on Mon morning, calm by Tue 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.