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Tora-Shipwreck ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.0

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Tora-Shipwreck break guidePhoto by: Rob Davies

Tora-Shipwreck Surf Guide

Tora-Shipwreck in the Waiararpa is a quite exposed reef break that only works when conditions are just right. Summer in particular tends to be flat. Ideal winds are from the southwest. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the southeast. There are left and right breaking reefs. Good surf at all stages of the tide. Unlikely to be too crowded, even when the surf is up. The shipwreck is something of a hazard.

Tora-Shipwreck Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReefIcon  s33.0
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
inconsistent
16.8°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Tora-Shipwreck:

The best conditions reported for surf at Tora-Shipwreck occur when a Southeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the North.

Surf Forecasts:

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

februaryBest Season: autumn
The best time of year for surfing Tora-Shipwreck with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Autumn and most often the month of February. Clean surfable waves are typically found 19% of the time in February while 19% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 62% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
19%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
19%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
62%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Tora-Shipwreck Location Map

Interactive Tora-Shipwreck 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 Tora-Shipwreck is Masterton Airport (MRO) in New Zealand, 60 km (37 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Tora-Shipwreck is Wellington International Airport (WLG), also in New Zealand, 63 km (39 miles) away.

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Icon legend buoysLive Wave Height (m)
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Tora-Shipwreck Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Tuesday, 9 March 2021, 20:55 Local Time
TueWednesday 10
10PM1AM4AM7AM
Wave (m) 0.9
E
0.9
E
0.9
E
0.9
E
Period (s) 13 12 12 12
Wind (km/h) 15
NW 20
NW 20
NNW 25
NNW
Wind State cross-
off
cross-
off
off cross-
off

Swell History at Tora-Shipwreck

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

Wind History at Tora-Shipwreck

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

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    • Icon pointPoint
    • Icon  s32.9
    Reliability: fairly consistent
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    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s33.2
    Reliability: inconsistent
    1km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s22.3
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    1km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach and reef
    • Icon  s32.9
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    13km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s43.8
    Reliability: inconsistent
    27km away

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