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Shingles ratings
Quality on a good day: 5.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.5
Difficulty Level: 3.5
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.2

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Shingles Spot ID

choccy milk, Shingles photo


Photo credit: Peter Crowley

Type: beach

Reliability: inconsistent

Best: Swell NW | Wind S

Sea Temperature Today is: 19.1 °C

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Wednesday, 20 February 2019, 10:56 Local time
Wednesday 20
Wave (m) 1.1
Period (s) 8 9 10 10
Wind (km/h) 15
NE 15
NNE 10
NNE 10
Wind State cross-
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Shingles on the West Coast is an exposed beach break that has inconsistent surf with no particular seasonal pattern. Works best in offshore winds from the south. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the northwest. The beach break provides left and right handers. The quality of the surf isn't affected by the tide. Even when there are waves, it's not likley to be crowded. Dangerous rips are a hazard of surfing here.

New Zealand wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Westport, New Zealand, 2 km from Shingles.

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Shingles Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At WestportAero(aws), 3 km from Shingles.

light winds from the ENE

Air temperature
18.9 °C

Current weather near Shingles

Overall Shingles Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in February

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  • The closest passenger airport to Shingles is Westport Airport (WSZ) in New Zealand, 1 km (1 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Shingles is Hokitika Airport (HKK), also in New Zealand, 120 km (75 miles) away.
  • Third is Nelson Airport (NSN) in New Zealand, 144 km (89 miles) away.
  • Woodbourne Airport (BHE) in New Zealand is 191 km (119 miles) away.
  • Christchurch International Airport (CHC), also in New Zealand is the fifth nearest airport to Shingles and is 210 km (130 miles) away.
Shingles break location map and break info

This is the Surf-Forecast page for Shingles, West Coast South Island. Use the tab navigation above to view Shingles sea temperature, Shingles photographs, Shingles detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Shingles webcams, current wind from West Coast South Island live weather stations and Shingles tide predictions. The New Zealand swell maps link will open up the big picture showing New Zealand and the surrounding seas. These swell maps can be animated to show the different swell components, wave energy, wave period, wave heights, together with wind and weather forecasts, current weather and sea state observations from New Zealand wave-buoys, passing ships and coastal weather stations. Each of the forecast pages for this surf break feature a global and regional wavefinder tool to locate the best surf conditions in the area around Shingles.