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This beach is 2km west of Wreck Bay - walk over sand and rocks from Wreck Bay
DistanceTake a car
WalkGood walk (15-30 mn)
Easy to find?OK
Public access?Public access
Special accessDon't know
Wave qualityRegional Classic
BottomSandy with rock
Normal lengthNormal (50 to 150m)
Good day lengthLong (150 to 300 m)
Good swell directionNorthWest, West
Good wind directionSouthEast, East
Swell sizeStarts working at 1.0m-1.5m / 3ft-5ft and holds up to 2.5m+ / 8ft+
Best tide positionLow tide only
Best tide movementFalling tide
This spot always holds more swell the more easily accessed Wreck Bay. However at 2m (8ft) plus this is close-out city.
Very Peaceful as you're a long way from crowds, and the bay is sheltered
Awesome, world class surf all along the Shipwreck bay coast.
By Noel TeP , 12-02-2009
JBay vs Shippies - It really doesn't matter which is or isn't the best to each their own. Shippies is good a better than many when it is on. But so is the Bluff and Panu Tanu if your brave and I'm sure that Sth Africa has stunning surf. However their sharks are disgustingly nasty and always hungry. If u surf because u love it then it doesn't really matter which is or isn't best. Oh yeah, I'm a kiwi and I've been to JBay. i musta got it on a bad day casue it was kaka.
By firstname.lastname@example.org , 11-10-2005
chill out - Grew up surfing the point with friends for years and now live in aussie. I have surfed some great waves here and in new zealand and i cant understand all these poofters giving each others breaks so much shit, if you dont like it then just dont surf there im sure the locals would be more then happy to have it to themselves. Tauroa point is a world class wave when its on just respect the locals and youll be sweet. PS ask about Michael Tepania probably the only kid in New Zealand who could have went all the way to a world title pure talent. surf hard and dont be to greedy out there.
By glide , 24-05-2004
this place pumps - ive been doing missions to shippies for a while now and when this place links up its insane. i have had a wave from supertubes all the way through to mukerau 1.respect the local crew, they are all pretty mellow
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