When I worked with Surfline in creating their Pipe Surf report, we ended up having to link in to a private weather station out in Lovemore Heights, cos for some strange reason the data feed from the PE airport wasn't in the format that Surfline could import.
This meant that the winds on the surf report were sometimes a bit out, as what happens that end of PE can be different to what's going on at the beach. Lucky for us, a new weather station at NMMU has just come on line, so the kind peeps at Surfline have updated the surf report so that it pulls data from here instead.
Which is great, cos now it means the winds you see on the Pipe Surf Report should be pretty much spot on accurate as to what's happening at Pipe right then, when you look at the report. Remember, the Pipe report is updated automatically during the day to incorporate Surfline's predicted swell for that time of the day (and they're pretty flipping accurate), and the live weather from the NMMU station. So what you see on the report is actually what should be happening at Pipe right then.
Nice to check back during the day to see how conditions are changing, or if you're wanting to keep an eye on the wind to see when the west pulls through. Winds are updated every 30min or so.
So there you have it peeps, go check out the new and improved Pipe Surf Report under the Forecasts tab on the main menu. Now if only it wouldn't say stuff like 0-1ft (like it does today), then we'd all be a lot happier....