Shipwreck Bay

Quality Rating: 
9
Wave Type: 
Left point
Wave Size Min: 
1.5ft
Wave Shape: 
Wally
Barrels
Long
Optimal Swell Direction: 
SW
Optimal Wind Direction: 
S
Tide: 
Low
Beach Type: 
Sand
Rock
Skill Level: 
Advanced
Crowd Level: 
4
Danger: 
Rips

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Description: 

Shipwreck Bay is well known for excellent surf, with big long rides. The bay is sandy with a few rocks around the point. Shipwreck Bay has two waves, with shipwreck Bay or Wreck Bay being the left hand point break coming through onto the beach, and Peaks is further out, round to the west, also a left hand point break. The wreck is a softer, cruisy wave with a nice long ride. The peak has a gnarly take off with an awsome barrel section into a nice wally wave that continues for a really long ride, on a good day. You may want to walk back round the beach to join the line up. The peak is a long walk to get to or if you have a 4wd you can drive around on the beach. Be careful of rips.

Directions: 
From Kaitaia head south west on Redan Street, out of town, then continue straight ahead on Pukepoto Road. When you get to Ahipara, Continue straigh on Foreshore Road, over the Wairoa River. The road will change to gravel. Continue west along the shore line to the western end of the bay and turn right onto Wreck Bay Road. Drive to the end of the road and find a park.
Nearest Town: 
Ahipara
Nearest City: 
Kaitaia
Travel Time from City: 
15mins
Road in: 
Seal
Gravel
Walk in: 
No
Parking at beach: 
Yes
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