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Shit Pipe ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.6

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Shit Pipe Surf Guide

Shit Pipe in North Carolina is a sandbar break that has fairly consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. Offshore winds blow from the west northwest. Windswells and groundswells in equal measure and the best swell direction is from the east southeast. When it's working here, it can get crowded. Watch out for - Rips / undertow - Rocks - Man-made danger (buoys etc.) - Localism - Pollution - Sharks.

Shit Pipe Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp:
fairly consistent28.2°C

Surfing Shit Pipe:

The best conditions reported for surf at Shit Pipe occur when a East-southeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the West-northwest.

Surf Forecasts:

North-Carolina wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Use the tab navigation above to view Shit Pipe sea temperature, Shit Pipe photographs, Shit Pipe detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Shit Pipe webcams, current wind from Carolina North live weather stations and Shit Pipe tide predictions. The United States swell maps link will open up the big picture showing United States and the surrounding seas. These swell maps can be animated to show the different swell components, wave energy, wave period, wave heights, together with wind and weather forecasts, current weather and sea state observations from United States wave-buoys, passing ships and coastal weather stations. Each of the forecast pages for this surf break feature a global and regional wavefinder tool to locate the best surf conditions in the area around Shit Pipe

Shit Pipe Surf:

Monday, 6 July 2020, 17:14 Local time
Monday 06Tue
Wave (m) 0.4
Period (s) 8 8 8 8
Wind (km/h) 15
SE 15
SSE 10
SSE 10
Wind State cross-

Tide Times:

For Wilmington Beach, North Carolina, 2 km from Shit Pipe.

IS AT (local time)

Shit Pipe Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Southport Airport, 19 km from Shit Pipe.

light winds from the S

Dry and partly cloudy
Air temperature
29.2 °C

Current weather near Shit Pipe

Buoy Data:

At Masonboro Inlet, ILM2, NC, 14 miles from Shit Pipe.

  12PM 1PM 2PM 3PM
Data Age 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr
Wave height (m) 0.5
Dominant period (s) 9 11 9 9

All wavebuoys around Shit Pipe

Overall Shit Pipe Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in July


Surf stats for Shit Pipe: see the swell variation by month.

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Wind stats for Shit Pipe: see the variation in direction and stength by month.

Evening Glass, Shit Pipe photo

Shit Pipe

Photo credit: Auster

Shit Pipe Location Maps

Shit Pipe Location Map

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Use this relief map to navigate to Carolina North surf spots and tide stations that are in the area of Shit Pipe

Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Shit Pipe:

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Wave buoys nearest to Shit Pipe:

Tide stations nearest to Shit Pipe:

  • Closest tide station
    Wilmington Beach
    1 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    Reaves Point
    3 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    Sunny Point Army Base, Wharf number3, Cape Fear River
    3 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    Orton Point
    4 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    Sunny Point Army Base, Wharf number1, Cape Fear River
    4 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to Shit Pipe is Wilmington International Airport (ILM) in USA, 29 km (18 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Shit Pipe is New River Mcas (Jacksonville) Airport (NCA), also in USA, 88 km (55 miles) away.
  • Third is Myrtle Beach International Airport (MYR) in USA, 102 km (63 miles) away.
  • Cherry Point Mcas Airport (NKT) in USA is 136 km (84 miles) away.
  • Craven Co Rgnl (New Bern) Airport (EWN), also in USA is the fifth nearest airport to Shit Pipe and is 142 km (88 miles) away.
Shit Pipe break location map and break info