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Shingles ratings
Quality on a good day: 5.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.3
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 4.3

Overall: 3.9

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Shingles Surf Guide

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.

Shingles Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beach  redBeachIcon  s43.9
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
inconsistent
15.7°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Shingles:

The best conditions reported for surf at Shingles occur when a Northwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the South.

Surf Forecasts:

What's the best time of year to surf Shingles (for consistent clean waves)?

augustBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Shingles with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of August. Clean surfable waves are typically found 8% of the time in August while 17% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 75% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
8%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
17%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
75%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Shingles Location Map

Interactive Shingles surf break location map. View information about nearby surf breaks, their wave consistency and rating compared to other spots in the region. Current swell conditions from local buoys are shown along with live wind speed and direction from nearby weather stations. Click icons on the map for more detail. 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.

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Icon legend buoysLive Wave Height (m)
Icon legend windLive Wind Speed (km/h)
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Shingles Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Thursday, 13 May 2021, 08:11 Local Time
Thursday 13
9AM12PM3PM6PM
Wave (m) 1.4
WSW
1.3
WSW
1.3
WSW
1.3
WSW
Period (s) 12 13 13 12
Wind (km/h) 10
ESE 5
ENE 5
W 5
S
Wind State cross-
off
glass glass off

Swell History at Shingles

Surf stats for Shingles, see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at Shingles

Wind stats for Shingles, see the variation in direction and stength by month or season on the history page here.

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    • Icon  s43.6
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    • Icon  s43.8
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    23km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach/river bar
    • Icon  s43.8
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    38km away

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