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Tubes ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 4.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.7

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Tubes Surf Forecast / Eastern Cape (S) / South Africa

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 1 am Saturday 27 Feb 2021 SAST
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Tubes surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Tubes sea temperature is 21.4 °C (Statistics for 27 Feb 1981-2005 - mean: 22.6 max: 23.8 min: 21.2 °C)
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Tubes surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Tubes sea temperature is 21.4 °C (Statistics for 27 Feb 1981-2005 - mean: 22.6 max: 23.8 min: 21.2 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update Light wind has turned cross-on at Tubes (light winds from the E at Cape ST Francis 22 km from Tubes). 1.3m 11 s period swell from S with an additional 1.3m 18 s period swell from S

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22 km away, 1 h 16 min ago

Moderate
17 km/h
E
20.0
21.4
Air / Water (°C)
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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for Tubes this week:

The surf forecast for Tubes over the next 7 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Saturday (Feb 27) at 5AM. The primary swell is predicted to be 1.2m and 17s period with a secondary swell of 1.2m and 11s. The wind is predicted to be cross-onshore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Tubes in the next 7 days are 2.0m 15s and forecast to arrive on Saturday (Feb 27) at 2PM. Winds are predicted to be cross-shore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 3.0m 9s period and expected on Monday (Mar 01) at 5PM.

Wave TypeTime (SAST) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+) 5AM (Sat 27th Feb)4ft (1.2m) 17s
Best Surf 8AM (Sat 27th Feb)4.5ft (1.4m) 16s
Most Powerful 2PM (Sat 27th Feb)6.5ft (2.0m) 15s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for Tubes 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
Saturday
27
Sunday
28
Monday
01
Tuesday
02
Wednesday
03
Thursday
04
Friday
05
Sat
06
AMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPM
20200000000001100310100
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.180.cc23
1.9
S
1.8
S
1.5
S
1.2
SSW
1.1
SSW
0.8
SSW
0.7
SSW
0.5
SSW
0.4
SSW
0.4
SSW
0.3
SSW
0.5
SW
0.4
SW
0.6
SW
1
ESE
0.8
SW
0.8
SW
1.2
SW
1.3
SSW
1.2
SSW
1.9
ESE
1.9
ESE
1.7
ESE
161514131212121110101012111391312131312778
17661392861499392186137694334187746130166196187509504417376387322
20
ESE
30
ESE
15
E
30
E
35
E
20
ENE
20
E
30
E
5
NW
20
SW
20
SW
0
SSW
20
SW
20
SSW
5
WSW
10
SE
20
ESE
10
ENE
20
E
20
E
15
ESE
20
ESE
20
ESE
crosscross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
glassoffoffglassoffoffcross-
off
crosscrosscross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
crosscross-
on
cross-
on
4:06PM
1.72
4:28AM
1.82
4:41PM
1.74
5:02AM
1.86
5:15PM
1.70
5:36AM
1.83
5:51PM
1.62
6:13AM
1.74
6:28PM
1.50
6:52AM
1.60
7:10PM
1.35
7:37AM
1.42
8:02PM
1.18
10:03AM
0.03
10:15PM
-0.08
10:37AM
-0.03
10:47PM
-0.10
11:13AM
-0.04
11:21PM
-0.07
11:49AM
0.01
11:56PM
0.01
12:27PM
0.12
12:33AM
0.15
1:09PM
0.26
1:14AM
0.31
1:59PM
0.43
2:09AM
0.50

Note: the tide data above is for Albatross which is 1 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for Tubes.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph
Offshore winds at Tubes blow from the SW

Saturday
27
Sunday
28
Monday
01
Tuesday
02
Wednesday
03
Thursday
04
Friday
05
Sat
06
AMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPM
clear
partially cloudy
rain showers
rain showers
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
cloudy
rain showers
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
thunderstorm
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
thunderstorm
thunderstorm
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--11----------2--3---11
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1821202224192028252726222223212122212122222222
2221212425222630263030242323222222222222222222
6:05--6:07--6:07--6:07--6:09--6:09--6:11--6:11-
-6:58--6:57--6:55--6:54--6:52--6:52--6:51--6:50

Short Range Forecast: Light rain (total 2mm), mostly falling on Sat night. Very warm air temperatures (max 30°C on Mon afternoon, min 18°C on Sat morning). Winds decreasing (fresh winds from the E on Sun afternoon, calm by Tue night).

Long Range Forecast: Light rain (total 7mm), mostly falling on Thu night. Warm air temperatures (max 23°C on Tue night, min 21°C on Wed night). Wind will be generally light.

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Information about the Tubes Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for Tubes provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 7 days. A general guide to surfing at Tubes can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our Tubes 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 (Tubes) 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 Tubes 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.

Tubes is 19 km (12 miles) from the city of Kruisfontein. If you plan a holiday in Eastern Cape (South), look for hotels and other accommodation in Kruisfontein. Kruisfontein has rooms for a wide range of budgets as well as car hire and transport links.