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Shipwrecks - Hyatt Beach Surf Guide

Shipwrecks - Hyatt Beach in Kaua'i is an exposed beach and reef break that has very reliable surf. Summer offers the optimum conditions for surfing. Works best in offshore winds from the north. Clean groundswells prevail and the ideal swell angle is from the south southeast. The quality of the surf isn't affected by the tide. Even when there are waves, it's not likley to be crowded. Watch out for rocks and locals.

Shipwrecks - Hyatt Beach Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
very consistent
25.5°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Shipwrecks - Hyatt Beach:

The best conditions reported for surf at Shipwrecks - Hyatt Beach occur when a South-southeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the North.

Surf Forecasts:

What's the best time of year to surf Shipwrecks - Hyatt Beach (for consistent clean waves)?

mayBest Season: summer
The best time of year for surfing Shipwrecks - Hyatt Beach with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Summer and most often the month of May. Clean surfable waves are typically found 20% of the time in May while 19% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 61% 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 - Hyatt Beach Location Map

Interactive Shipwrecks - Hyatt Beach 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 - Hyatt Beach is Lihue Airport (LIH) in Usa Kauai Isl., 15 km (9 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Shipwrecks - Hyatt Beach is Barking Sands Pmrf Airport (BKH), also in Usa Kauai Isl., 40 km (25 miles) away.

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Shipwrecks - Hyatt Beach Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Thursday, 8 June 2023, 09:47 Local Time
Thursday 08
Wave (m)
Period (s) 17 17 16 16
Wind (km/h)
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Swell History at Shipwrecks - Hyatt Beach

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

Wind History at Shipwrecks - Hyatt Beach

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

Other Nearby Breaks Closest To:

Discover surf breaks near Shipwrecks - Hyatt Beach. Click below to view there surf guides.

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    Reliability: very consistent
    1km away
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    Reliability: fairly consistent
    2km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
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    3km away
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    Reliability: fairly consistent
    4km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s44.0
    Reliability: consistent
    5km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To Shipwrecks - Hyatt Beach:

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