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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

12 Day Weather and Surf, issued 1 pm Friday 23 Jul 2021 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 19.1 °C (Statistics for 23 Jul 1981-2005 - mean: 20.3 max: 21.2 min: 19.4 °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 19.1 °C (Statistics for 23 Jul 1981-2005 - mean: 20.3 max: 21.2 min: 19.4 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update Cross-off wind 63 km from Barbel Point has become light (light winds from the W.(Wind varies from 220 to 300 degs) at East London Airport). Waves should be turning clean at 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 Friday (Jul 23) at 11PM. The primary swell is predicted to be 4.0m and 13s period with a secondary swell of 0.3m and 10s. The wind is predicted to be cross-offshore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Barbel Point in the next 12 days are 4.0m 13s and forecast to arrive on Friday (Jul 23) at 11PM. Winds are predicted to be cross-offshore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 2.2m 8s period and expected on Tuesday (Jul 27) at 2AM.

Wave TypeTime (SAST) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+)11PM (Fri 23rd Jul)13ft (4.0m) 13s
Best Surf11PM (Fri 23rd Jul)13ft (4.0m) 13s
Most Powerful11PM (Fri 23rd Jul)13ft (4.0m) 13s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for Barbel Point over the next 12 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
Fri
23
Saturday
24
Sunday
25
Monday
26
Tuesday
27
Wednesday
28
Thursday
29
Friday
30
Saturday
31
Sunday
01
Monday
02
Tuesday
03
Wed
04
PMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAM
964000010010003555455553345300465232
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.12.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.30.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.54.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.78.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.102.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.126.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.150.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.174.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.198.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.222.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.246.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.270.cc23
T southafrica.htsgw.metric.294.cc23
4.5
S
3.5
S
2.1
SSE
2.4
SSE
1.3
SE
1
SE
1.1
SE
0.8
SE
0.4
SW
0.3
SW
0.5
SW
0.5
SW
0.5
SW
0.4
SW
2
SSW
3
SSW
1.9
SSW
1.5
SSW
1.4
SSW
1.7
SSW
1.8
SW
1.6
SSW
1.6
SSW
1.6
SSW
1.6
SSW
1.5
SSW
2
SSW
2.5
SSW
1.9
SSW
1.7
SSW
1.7
SSW
4
SW
2.5
SSW
1.4
SSW
1.2
S
1
S
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20
SW
5
W
10
NE
30
ENE
25
NNE
20
NNE
25
NE
15
N
15
N
25
NE
15
N
25
NW
15
N
40
SW
30
SW
25
SW
10
WNW
10
SSW
10
SE
10
NNW
5
SE
10
ENE
10
N
10
NNW
10
ENE
25
SW
20
SW
20
SE
30
ENE
25
NE
20
SSW
10
WSW
10
SSW
25
SSW
10
WNW
5
NE
offcross-
off
onononononcross-
on
cross-
on
oncross-
on
crosscross-
on
offoffoffcross-
off
offcross-
off
cross-
on
glasscross-
on
cross-
on
crossonoffoffcrossononoffcross-
off
offcross-
off
cross-
off
on
3:31PM
1.50
3:46AM
1.58
4:13PM
1.57
4:26AM
1.59
4:53PM
1.61
5:04AM
1.56
5:31PM
1.60
5:39AM
1.51
6:07PM
1.56
6:13AM
1.43
6:42PM
1.49
6:46AM
1.33
7:17PM
1.40
7:21AM
1.22
7:55PM
1.30
8:02AM
1.12
8:40PM
1.20
8:57AM
1.02
9:45PM
1.12
10:31AM
0.96
11:22PM
1.09
12:27PM
0.99
12:51AM
1.14
1:38PM
1.09
9:36PM
0.17
10:01AM
0.07
10:20PM
0.13
10:39AM
0.04
11:00PM
0.14
11:15AM
0.05
11:38PM
0.18
11:49AM
0.09
12:15AM
0.24
12:22PM
0.16
12:51AM
0.33
12:55PM
0.26
1:28AM
0.42
1:29PM
0.37
2:09AM
0.51
2:08PM
0.48
3:03AM
0.60
3:03PM
0.59
4:27AM
0.65
4:35PM
0.66
6:13AM
0.62
6:24PM
0.64
7:26AM
0.54

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

Fri
23
Saturday
24
Sunday
25
Monday
26
Tuesday
27
Wednesday
28
Thursday
29
Friday
30
Saturday
31
Sunday
01
Monday
02
Tuesday
03
Wed
04
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5:22--5:22--5:23--5:24--5:24--5:25--5:27--5:27--5:28--5:29--5:29--5:30--

Short Range Forecast: Light rain (total 4mm), mostly falling on Fri afternoon. Warm (max 23°C on Mon morning, min 11°C on Sat morning). Winds increasing (light winds from the W on Fri night, fresh winds from the ENE by Sat afternoon).

Days 3-6 Weather Summary Mostly dry. Warm (max 30°C on Tue afternoon, min 13°C on Wed night). Winds decreasing (strong winds from the SW on Tue night, light winds from the WNW by Wed night).

Days 6-9 Weather Summary Mostly dry. Warm (max 32°C on Sat afternoon, min 13°C on Thu night). Wind will be generally light.

Long Range Forecast: Light rain (total 9mm), mostly falling on Sun night. Warm (max 22°C on Tue afternoon, min 13°C on Mon night). Winds decreasing (fresh winds from the ENE on Sun night, light winds from the NE by Wed morning).

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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.