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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 and Wind Quality by Season (Eastern Cape (S), South Africa)

The charts below show frequency of occurrence of a certain swell or wind in Pipe, broken down by both direction and strength (wave height).

IMPORTANT: Beta version feature! Swell heights are open water values from NWW3. There is no attempt to model near-shore effects. Coastal wave heights will generally be less, especially if the break does not have unobstructed exposure to the open ocean.

Seasonal Pipe Swell and Wind Distribution

This image shows how commonly and how strongly the wind blows from different directions... (show all text)

This chart describes the range of swells directed at Pipe over a normal southern hemisp... (show all text)

The rose diagram shows how often and how strongly the wind blows from different directi... (show all text)

The graph describes the combination of swells directed at Pipe through an average south... (show all text)

This picture illustrates how often and how strongly the wind blows from different direc... (show all text)

The rose diagram shows the combination of swells directed at Pipe through an average so... (show all text)

This picture shows how commonly and how strongly the wind blows from different directio... (show all text)

The rose diagram describes the range of swells directed at Pipe over a normal southern ... (show all text)

You can also compare this with Pipe swell conditioned on favourable winds.

Also see overall Pipe surf quality charts (on the guide page) and Pipe surf quality by month.

Do you have old images of surf? Simply upload them to the photo gallery and we will search our vast archive of forecasts and display the open water swell sizes, directions and periods, as well as wind and tide at the time of the image. It's a really useful way of knowing what to look for in the forecast tables.