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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 quite reliable surf and can work at any time of the year. Offshore winds are from the west northwest. Windswells and groundswells in equal measure and the optimum swell angle is from the east southeast. Sometimes crowded. Beware of - Rips / undertow - Rocks - Man-made danger (buoys etc.) - Localism - Pollution - Sharks.

Shit Pipe Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon sandbar  redSandbarIcon  s43.6
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
11.7°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

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:

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

octoberBest Season: autumn
The best time of year for surfing Shit Pipe 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 24% of the time in October while 55% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 21% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
24%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
55%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
21%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Shit Pipe Location Map

Interactive Shit Pipe 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 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.

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Shit Pipe Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Saturday, 23 January 2021, 09:58 Local Time
Saturday 23
10AM1PM4PM7PM
Wave (m) 0.1
SE
0.1
SE
0.8
NNE
0.8
NE
Period (s) 9 9 4 4
Wind (km/h) 25
N 25
N 20
N 20
NNE
Wind State cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross

Swell History at Shit Pipe

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

Wind History at Shit Pipe

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

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