Shipsterns is a very iconic and visually recognisable wave. It's a tricky wave to locate and travel to. This is not a place you should take lightly. If you're planning to surf Shipsterns, you will definitely need to have all your ducks in a row. Some of the essentials you'll need with you is a backup crew, tow in gear and an emergency medical evacuation strategy.Even if you choose not to surf it, Shipsterns is an awesome place to view and feel the raw power of the ocean.
SWELL: S - SSW
SIZE: 4 - 20ft +
WIND: NNE - NE
ABILITY LEVEL: advanced
BRING YOUR: shortboard, semi-gun, wetsuit, safety vest
BEST SEASON: march - september
ACCESS: boat access or long walk from the car park
CROWD FACTOR: experienced chargers/waterman only
LOCAL VIBE: pretty cool, respect the local chargers, never drop in
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