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Barbel Point ratings
Quality on a good day: 5.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.5

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

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 7 pm Tuesday 01 Dec 2020 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 22.7 °C (Statistics for 01 Dec 1981-2005 - mean: 22.2 max: 23.3 min: 21.0 °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 22.7 °C (Statistics for 01 Dec 1981-2005 - mean: 22.2 max: 23.3 min: 21.0 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update The wind is still offshore at Barbel Point (strong winds from the SW at East London/Buffalo City 63 km from Barbel Point). 5.3m 11 s period wind swell from SW is too big

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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for Barbel Point this week:

The surf forecast for Barbel Point over the next 7 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Tuesday (Dec 01) at 11PM. The primary swell is predicted to be 5.5m and 12s period. The wind is predicted to be offshore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Barbel Point in the next 7 days are 5.5m 12s and forecast to arrive on Tuesday (Dec 01) at 11PM. Winds are predicted to be offshore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 6.0m 11s period and expected on Tuesday (Dec 08) at 8PM.

Wave TypeTime (SAST) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+)11PM (Tue 1st Dec)18ft (5.5m) 12s
Best Surf 2AM (Wed 2nd Dec)16ft (5.0m) 12s
Most Powerful11PM (Tue 1st Dec)18ft (5.5m) 12s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for Barbel Point over the next 7 days.

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Rating
(10 max)
Swell
Height Map
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
Period(s) (?)
Wave
Graph
(?)Metric surfscale
Energy (?)
Wind
(km/h)
Wind State (?)
onshore
cross-onshore
cross-shore
cross-offshore
offshore
glassy
High Tide
/ height (m)
Low Tide
/ height (m)
Summary
Rain (mm)
High °C
Low °C
Chill °C (?)
Sunrise
Sunset
Wednesday
02
Thursday
03
Friday
04
Saturday
05
Sunday
06
Monday
07
Tuesday
08
NightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAM
86455457400033120000000
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.6.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.24.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.48.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.72.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.96.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.120.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.144.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.168.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.180.cc23
5
SSW
3.5
SSW
3.5
SSW
2.5
SSW
2.2
SSW
1.9
SSW
2.1
SSW
3.5
SSW
3
SSW
2.5
SSW
2
SSW
1.8
SSW
1.9
E
1.1
S
2.5
SE
2.3
SE
3
SE
3
ESE
3
E
0.1
SW
0.3
S
0.2
SSE
0.2
SSE
1213131312121415151413127107888911111111
75164311346922771459964184853804423246212469703672596715651105141315695221212
35
WSW
30
SW
30
SSW
10
W
15
SSE
10
SSE
10
WSW
20
S
20
SE
25
E
35
ENE
30
E
5
NNW
15
SSE
30
SE
20
SE
25
E
35
E
25
NE
40
ENE
45
NE
30
WSW
30
WSW
offoffcross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
crosscross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
glasscross-
off
crosscrosscross-
on
cross-
on
onononoffoff
4:31AM
1.48
4:39PM
1.55
5:02AM
1.45
5:10PM
1.49
5:37AM
1.40
5:45PM
1.42
6:18AM
1.34
6:26PM
1.33
7:07AM
1.28
7:19PM
1.23
8:13AM
1.23
8:32PM
1.13
9:38AM
1.23
10:09PM
1.10
10:23PM
0.11
10:31AM
0.21
10:54PM
0.14
11:03AM
0.25
11:27PM
0.19
11:38AM
0.32
12:03AM
0.25
12:20PM
0.39
12:47AM
0.32
1:14PM
0.48
1:42AM
0.40
2:29PM
0.55
2:55AM
0.46
4:07PM
0.55

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

Wednesday
02
Thursday
03
Friday
04
Saturday
05
Sunday
06
Monday
07
Tuesday
08
NightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAM
rain showers
rain showers
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
clear
partially cloudy
clear
rain showers
moderate rain
moderate rain
light rain
rain showers
partially cloudy
thunderstorm
light rain
light rain
light rain
rain showers
clear
rain showers
partially cloudy
cloudy
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-4:50--4:50--4:50--4:50--4:50--4:50--4:50--4:50
--7:00--7:01--7:02--7:04--7:04--7:05--7:06--

Short Range Forecast: Moderate rain (total 16mm), heaviest on Sat morning. Warm air temperatures (max 20°C on Tue night, min 15°C on Thu night). Winds decreasing (near gales from the SW on Tue night, calm by Thu night).

Long Range Forecast: Moderate rain (total 19mm), heaviest on Sun night. Warm air temperatures (max 26°C on Tue morning, min 19°C on Sat afternoon). Winds increasing (calm on Sat night, strong winds from the NE by Tue afternoon).

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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 7 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.