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Barbel Point Surf Forecast / Eastern Cape – Wild Coast / South Africa

12 Day Weather and Surf, issued 7 am Thursday 18 Aug 2022 SAST
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Barbel Point surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Barbel Point sea temperature is 19.8 °C (Statistics for 18 Aug 1981-2005 - mean: 19.9 max: 21.6 min: 18.3 °C)
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Barbel Point surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Barbel Point sea temperature is 19.8 °C (Statistics for 18 Aug 1981-2005 - mean: 19.9 max: 21.6 min: 18.3 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update The wind is still cross-off at Barbel Point (light winds from the W at East London Airport 63 km from Barbel Point).

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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for Barbel Point this week:

The surf forecast for Barbel Point over the next 12 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Thursday (Aug 18) at 11AM. The primary swell is predicted to be 1.7m and 11s period with a secondary swell of 0.4m and 9s. The wind is predicted to be offshore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Barbel Point in the next 12 days are 6.0m 14s and forecast to arrive on Saturday (Aug 20) at 8PM. Winds are predicted to be cross-offshore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 2.5m 8s period and expected on Wednesday (Aug 24) at 2AM.

Wave TypeTime (SAST) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+)11AM (Thu 18th Aug)5.5ft (1.7m) 11s
Best Surf 2AM (Sun 21st Aug)16ft (5.0m) 14s
Most Powerful 8PM (Sat 20th Aug)20ft (6.0m) 14s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for Barbel Point over the next 12 days.

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Thursday
18
Friday
19
Saturday
20
Sunday
21
Monday
22
Tuesday
23
Wednesday
24
Thursday
25
Friday
26
Saturday
27
Sunday
28
Monday
29
AMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNight
Rating
(10 max)
422543068664568004312243355430000544
Swell
Height Map
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.18.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.42.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.66.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.90.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.114.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.138.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.162.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.186.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.210.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.234.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.258.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.282.cc23
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
1.7
SSW
2.1
SSW
1.4
SSW
3
SSW
2.3
S
1.7
SSW
4.5
SW
4.5
SSW
5
SSW
3
SSW
2.5
SSW
2.3
SSW
2.5
SSW
3
SSW
3.5
SSW
2.5
SSW
2.1
SSW
1.5
SSW
0.9
SW
0.6
SW
0.6
SW
1.5
SSW
2.5
SSW
1.7
SSW
1.7
SSW
1.8
SSW
1.8
SSW
2.5
SSW
2
SSW
2.1
SSW
2.4
SSW
2.5
SSW
2
SSW
1.9
SSW
1.8
SSW
1.7
SSW
Period(s) (?)1198109913141414151414171717171616151461316151514141415151413141313
Wave
Graph
(?)Metric surfscale
Energy (?)71373526414618744906406796490583248322121372378481770824080231910543531741641592349130712741488117824601534177626112795132612861009875
Wind
(km/h)
30
SW
35
SSW
20
SSW
30
WSW
30
WSW
20
WSW
50
WSW
40
WSW
35
W
20
WSW
10
SSE
10
NW
10
S
10
ESE
15
NNE
25
NE
30
NE
15
NNE
5
SSW
10
SE
5
W
15
SSW
15
ENE
20
NNE
45
SW
30
SSW
20
W
25
SSW
25
S
25
E
40
ENE
50
ENE
25
NE
20
SSW
30
SSW
25
WSW
Wind State (?)
onshore
cross-onshore
cross-shore
cross-offshore
offshore
glassy
offoffcross-
off
offoffoffcross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
offcross-
off
crosscross-
off
cross-
on
cross-
on
ononcross-
on
glasscrosscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
on
onoffoffcross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
on
onononoffoffoff
High Tide
/ height (m)
7:47PM
1.28
7:59AM
1.09
8:32PM
1.14
9:01AM
0.97
10:01PM
1.02
11:43AM
0.93
12:31AM
1.03
1:33PM
1.03
1:43AM
1.14
2:17PM
1.16
2:23AM
1.26
2:49PM
1.29
2:54AM
1.37
3:17PM
1.41
3:22AM
1.46
3:44PM
1.51
3:49AM
1.53
4:10PM
1.60
4:16AM
1.58
4:36PM
1.65
4:43AM
1.59
5:03PM
1.68
Low Tide
/ height (m)
1:24PM
0.39
2:04AM
0.52
2:03PM
0.54
3:01AM
0.64
3:08PM
0.68
5:11AM
0.70
5:52PM
0.72
7:14AM
0.62
7:31PM
0.63
8:05AM
0.50
8:17PM
0.51
8:39AM
0.37
8:50PM
0.39
9:07AM
0.25
9:19PM
0.29
9:33AM
0.15
9:47PM
0.20
9:59AM
0.07
10:15PM
0.13
10:24AM
0.02
10:42PM
0.10
10:50AM
0.00
11:10PM
0.09

Note: the tide data above is calculated at the surf break location.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph
Offshore winds at Barbel Point blow from the SW

Thursday
18
Friday
19
Saturday
20
Sunday
21
Monday
22
Tuesday
23
Wednesday
24
Thursday
25
Friday
26
Saturday
27
Sunday
28
Monday
29
AMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNight
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Rain (mm)
--122--11-------------------27422----
Temp. °C202117171916141413171916171717222321282319202023221918171616171819191818
Low °C151815141812121412131714141714152120232017171918201916161516161716171816
Feels °C (?)131411111413334121514161616171917262221202018171214131112101012161513
Sunrise6:41--6:39--6:37--6:37--6:35--6:35--6:33--6:33--6:31--6:30--6:28--6:28--
Sunset-5:39--5:39--5:40--5:42--5:42--5:43--5:44--5:44--5:45--5:45--5:45--5:46-

Short Range Forecast: Moderate rain (total 16mm), heaviest on Thu night. Warm (max 21°C on Thu afternoon, min 12°C on Fri night). Winds increasing (light winds from the W on Fri night, near gales from the WSW by Sat morning).

Days 3-6 Weather Summary Mostly dry. Warm (max 23°C on Tue afternoon, min 13°C on Sun morning). Winds increasing (light winds from the SSE on Sun afternoon, fresh winds from the NE by Tue afternoon).

Days 6-9 Weather Summary Mostly dry. Warm (max 28°C on Wed morning, min 16°C on Fri night). Winds increasing (calm on Wed night, strong winds from the SW by Fri morning).

Long Range Forecast: Moderate rain (total 17mm), heaviest on Sat afternoon. Very mild (max 19°C on Sun night, min 15°C on Sat afternoon). Mainly strong winds.

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Information about the Barbel Point Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for Barbel Point provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 12 days. A general guide to surfing at Barbel Point can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our Barbel Point 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 (Barbel Point) 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 Barbel Point 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.

Barbel Point is 46 km (29 miles) from the city of Butterworth. If you plan a holiday in Eastern Cape - Wild Coast, look for hotels and other accommodation in Butterworth. Butterworth has rooms for a wide range of budgets as well as car hire and transport links.