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Shipwrecks Surf Guide

Shipwrecks in New Caledonia is an exposed reef break that has reliable surf. Winter is the best time of year for surfing here. Works best in offshore winds from the east northeast. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the optimum swell angle is from the southwest. The quality of the surf isn't affected by the tide. Even when there are waves, it's not likley to be crowded. Beware of Shallow reef, rocks and sharks.

Shipwrecks Spot Info

Type:Rating:
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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
consistent
24.4°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Shipwrecks:

The best conditions reported for surf at Shipwrecks occur when a Southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the East-northeast.

Surf Forecasts:

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

octoberBest Season: autumn
The best time of year for surfing Shipwrecks with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Autumn and most often the month of October. Clean surfable waves are typically found 49% of the time in October while 37% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 14% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
49%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
37%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
14%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Shipwrecks Location Map

Interactive Shipwrecks 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 is La Tontouta (Noumea) Airport (NOU) in New Caledonia, 49 km (30 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Shipwrecks is Noumea Magenta Airport (GEA), also in New Caledonia, 84 km (52 miles) away.

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Shipwrecks Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Thursday, 7 July 2022, 03:28 Local Time
Thursday 07
2AM5AM8AM11AM
Wave (m)
1.5
SSW
1.5
SSW
1.3
SSW
1.4
SSW
Period (s) 16 15 15 15
Wind (km/h)
10
10
15
10
Wind State off off off off

Swell History at Shipwrecks

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

Wind History at Shipwrecks

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

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