Shipwreck Bay

Shipwreck Bay is hands down one of the best waves in New Zealand. It even featured in the sixties classic surf movie, Endless Summer. You are almost guaranteed waves when you visit and when its going off you could be in for three minute rides.

The bay picks up any Southwest swell and wraps it down the headland, producing separate sections for all abilities of surfer.

Surf Skill:
3
Surf Type:
  • Shortboarders
Season:
Jun - Sep
Break Direction:
Left
Bottom:
Sand, Rock
Access:
4wd or a long walk
Local Vibe:
Pretty cool, respect the locals, don't drop in
Best Conditions
E - SE
3 - 12ft
S - SW
Mid - High

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