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Shipwreck Bay-Supertubes Surf Guide

Shipwreck Bay-Supertubes in Northland is a sheltered reef break that has fairly consistent surf Offshore winds blow from the south. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the ideal swell angle is from the southwest. The beach breaks offer left-handers. Best around low tide when the tide is rising. Even when there are waves, it's not likley to be crowded. Take care of the strong rips here.

Shipwreck Bay-Supertubes Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
19.2°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Shipwreck Bay-Supertubes:

The best conditions reported for surf at Shipwreck Bay-Supertubes occur when a Southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the South.

Surf Forecasts:

What's the best time of year to surf Shipwreck Bay-Supertubes (for consistent clean waves)?

octoberBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Shipwreck Bay-Supertubes with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of October. Clean surfable waves are typically found 41% of the time in October while 36% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 23% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Shipwreck Bay-Supertubes Location Map

Interactive Shipwreck Bay-Supertubes 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 Shipwreck Bay-Supertubes is Kaitaia Airport (KAT) in New Zealand, which is 20 km (12 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Shipwreck Bay-Supertubes is Kerikeri Airport (KKE), also in New Zealand, 74 km (46 miles) away.

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Shipwreck Bay-Supertubes Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Thursday, 19 May 2022, 02:06 Local Time
Thursday 19
Wave (m)
Period (s) 14 14 14 14
Wind (km/h)
Wind State on cross-

Swell History at Shipwreck Bay-Supertubes

Surf stats for Shipwreck Bay-Supertubes, see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at Shipwreck Bay-Supertubes

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

Shipwreck Bay-Supertubes Reviews:

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Based on 6 votes.
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Impartial reviews submitted by Surf-Forecast users.
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John Brake from New Zealand
“I went surfing there the other day and got stung by a massive stingray. My mate also saw a 6 foot shark swimming around the reef.

I wouldn't suggest going.”

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