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Shipwrecks Bay-Peaks break guidePhoto by: trevorcooper

Shipwrecks Bay-Peaks Surf Guide

Shipwrecks Bay-Peaks in Northland is a sheltered reef break that has quite reliable surf The best wind direction is from the south. Surfable in an onshore breeze Tends to receive distant groundswells and the best swell direction is from the southwest. A left hand reef. Best around low tide when the tide is rising. Rarely crowded here. Beware of rips and rocks.

Shipwrecks Bay-Peaks Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
21.4°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Shipwrecks Bay-Peaks:

The best conditions reported for surf at Shipwrecks Bay-Peaks 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 Shipwrecks Bay-Peaks (for consistent clean waves)?

octoberBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Shipwrecks Bay-Peaks 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 Shipwrecks Bay-Peaks Location Map

Interactive Shipwrecks Bay-Peaks 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 Shipwrecks Bay-Peaks is Kaitaia Airport (KAT) in New Zealand, which is 17 km (11 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Shipwrecks Bay-Peaks is Kerikeri Airport (KKE), also in New Zealand, 71 km (44 miles) away.

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Shipwrecks Bay-Peaks Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Saturday, 29 January 2022, 10:37 Local Time
Saturday 29
Wave (m)
Period (s) 11 11 11 11
Wind (km/h)
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Swell History at Shipwrecks Bay-Peaks

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

Wind History at Shipwrecks Bay-Peaks

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

Shipwrecks Bay-Peaks Reviews:

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Based on 13 votes.
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Impartial reviews submitted by Surf-Forecast users.
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Nick Matich from New Zealand
“I've been surfing Shipwreck, pines, Muki 1, Muki 2, Supertubes for nearly 50 years, one of my favorites.
Not a reef break, but sand bottom off lava rock points.
Very consistant in winter, and works when ever west coast is 3m plus. 4m swell on open coast ideal, mostly low tide but good all tides if swell big.
Peaks the most crowded, but crowds well spread out on a good day.
Can only drive around bluff from half tide to low.”

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