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Board a boat from Sanur, 2+ hour ride to Nusa Lembongan. Walk up beach from drop-off, chose surf-style losman with view of the ocean. Sit back and enjoy.
Easy to find?Easy to find
Public access?Public access
Special accessBy boat only
Alternative name (Nusa Lembongan)
Wave qualityRegional Classic
BottomReef (coral, sharp rocks etc..)
Normal lengthShort (< 50m)
Good day lengthShort (< 50m)
Good swell directionSouthWest, South
Good wind directionSouthEast, East
Swell sizeStarts working at 1.0m-1.5m / 3ft-5ft and holds up to 2.5m+ / 8ft+
Best tide positionHigh tide only
Best tide movement
Week crowdFew surfers
Week-end crowdFew surfers
Can appear flat during low tide, suddenly grows with incoming tide to be very awesome. Short, intense ride, fairly safe, although can be shallow on the far inside. Easy tube, and right-hander makes it popular.
Other great breaks within a kilometer. Some are more committing, shallower.
By Cornish Booger , 17-05-2011
Great Wave - Agro locals - I stayed here for a week at the beggening of May 2011. I had Shipwrecks sick everyday for the week. Great for Bodyboarders and Stand ups! However on my last day I got dropped in on by a local guy about my age (21), on a big wave at Shippies, We both got worked! as soon as we popped up i went to see if he was ok and he got right up in my face and was yelling at me etc, his friends all paddled over to intimidate me. I apologized many times (although it was he who dropped me)I think that I am quite lucky not have got bashed! Its a real shame as the Island is beautiful and the waves are killer. Having said all of this I am going back tommorow ( this is 2 weeks on) I wonder if I will make it back in one piece haha . . . TBC!
By Anonymous , 03-11-2010
Shipwreaks - well it certainly ain't as relaxed as Playgrounds. Fantastic break when it works but my god do you have to paddle hard at mid tide just to stay in position.
You'll find your usual mix of failed pros who think every wave is theirs and from time to time locals who aren't clever enough to realize that tourists bring the money that means they don't have work as seaweed farmers.
Keep a cool head and laugh at those who take themselves too seriously out there.
By Reggierabbit , 03-11-2010
what a shame things change - i surfed here in the mid 80's and spent a month on the island and had an absolute ball ! Locals were really nice and laid back shame things change. obviously the day trippers have also addded to the crap where before it was only surfers staying on the island. oh well sounds like i won't be rushing back as i'm due back in Bali next year after almost 10 years away i'm certain that it won't be the same as before and probably won't be back again either
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