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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 cross-off at Pipe (light winds from the SW at Port Elizabeth Airport 5 km from Pipe). 1.3m 9 s period swell from E with an additional 1.3m 12 s period swell from SSW
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Actual: 38 min ago

Light
15 km/h
SW
Cross-Off
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Pipe Surf Forecast / Eastern Cape (S) / South Africa

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 7 pm Friday 19 Jan 2018 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 21.4 °C (Statistics for 19 Jan 1981-2005 - mean: 22.8 max: 23.9 min: 21.5 °C)

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Swell
Height Map See all maps
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
1.1
SSW
1.7
E
1.6
S
2.4
ESE
3
ESE
3.5
ESE
3
ESE
3.5
E
3.5
E
2.5
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2.2
ESE
2.1
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1.8
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1.6
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1.7
SSW
1.7
SSW
1.5
SSW
1.6
SSW
1.2
SSW
1.2
SSW
Period(s) (?)12139889101010101010101010101081312131212
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
(?)
Energy(?)3309124346111162204718072105248215081040908701490360327248374965688799417384
Wind
(km/h)
5
SW
20
ESE
25
SE
30
E
35
E
50
E
30
ENE
15
ENE
20
ENE
20
WSW
20
SW
15
SSE
10
W
20
SW
20
SSW
25
WSW
30
SW
20
SSW
10
E
20
E
30
ESE
15
E
10
ENE
Wind State(?)cross-
off
cross-
on
cross-
on
ononononcross-
on
oncross-
off
cross-
off
crossoffcross-
off
cross-
off
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off
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ononononon
High Tide
/ height (m)

5:32AM
1.85
5:37PM
1.79

6:05AM
1.82
6:11PM
1.73

6:40AM
1.78
6:48PM
1.65

7:22AM
1.72
7:34PM
1.56

8:13AM
1.65

8:35PM
1.46
9:22AM
1.59

10:00PM
1.40




Low Tide
/ height (m)
11:13PM
0.36
11:31AM
0.50

11:43PM
0.39
12:05PM
0.54

12:16AM
0.45
12:43PM
0.59

12:52AM
0.52
1:27PM
0.66

1:36AM
0.61

2:23PM
0.74
2:34AM
0.71

3:43PM
0.80





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
2425262425272427292426252424242221212020202019
Low °C
2325242224252224242122242122232020211919201919
Chill °C (?)
2425262425272427292426252424242221212020202019
Sunrise
-5:26--5:28--5:28--5:30--5:31--5:31--5:33--5:33
Sunset
--7:29--7:29--7:28--7:28--7:27--7:27--7:25--
Short Range Forecast: Heavy rain (total 49mm), heaviest during Mon afternoon. Warm air temperatures (max 29°C on Mon afternoon, min 21°C on Mon night). Winds increasing (calm on Fri night, near gales from the E by Sun afternoon).Long Range Forecast:Light rain (total 3mm), mostly falling on Wed night. Warm air temperatures (max 25°C on Tue afternoon, min 19°C on Thu night). Winds increasing (calm on Tue night, fresh winds from the WSW by Thu 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.