My Surf

  • My Profile
  • My Travel Map
  • My Surfed Spots
  • My Sessions
  • My Trips
  • My Pictures
  • My Messages
  • My Blog
  • Add new blog

Teiki Mathieu Baillan surfing a self-made Alaia surfboard in Lances Left, Mentawaï, Indonesia. Photo by C. Naslain, 2009.

Surf spot atlas made by surfers for surfers
Enjoy and contribute!

 Shell Island

USA, South East, Southern North Carolina

Other places:

GPS coordinates not set ! Edit this page and use the map selector to add the surf spot GPS location !

User rating (5)


  • Favourite
  • Your favourites and future surf spot lists

    Add surf spots to your profile

 Access

You can drive your car to the parking lot but you have to pay

English (Translate this text in English): You can drive your car to the parking lot but you have to pay

English (Translate this text in English): You can drive your car to the parking lot but you have to pay

English (Translate this text in English): You can drive your car to the parking lot but you have to pay

DistanceTake a car

WalkInstant access (< 5min)

Easy to find?Easy to find

Public access?Public access

Special accessDon't know

 Surf Spot Characteristics

Surf Spot Quality

Wave qualityRegional Classic

ExperienceAll surfers

FrequencySometimes break

Wave

TypeSand-bar

DirectionRight and left

BottomSandy

PowerPowerful, Fun

Normal lengthShort (< 50m)

Good day lengthNormal (50 to 150m)

Tide, Swell and Wind

Good swell direction

Good wind directionWest, East

Swell sizeStarts working at Less than 1m / 3ft and holds up to 2m+ / 6ft+

Best tide positionAll tides

Best tide movementRising and falling tides

More details

Week crowdEmpty

Week-end crowdFew surfers

Webcam url 

Dangers

- Rips / undertow

 Additional Information

you need to paddle out to the sandbar in front of the resort. Shell Island itself is usually a great place to check when all the rest of Wrightsville Beach looks like crap. You can usually get an idea of what's happening on Figure Eight by how Shell Island is picking up the swell.

English (Translate this text in English): you need to paddle out to the sandbar in front of the resort. Shell Island itself is usually a great place to check when all the rest of Wrightsville Beach looks like crap. You can usually get an idea of what's happening on Figure Eight by how Shell Island is picking up the swell.

English (Translate this text in English): you need to paddle out to the sandbar in front of the resort. Shell Island itself is usually a great place to check when all the rest of Wrightsville Beach looks like crap. You can usually get an idea of what's happening on Figure Eight by how Shell Island is picking up the swell.

English (Translate this text in English): you need to paddle out to the sandbar in front of the resort. Shell Island itself is usually a great place to check when all the rest of Wrightsville Beach looks like crap. You can usually get an idea of what's happening on Figure Eight by how Shell Island is picking up the swell.

Atmosphere

Great place to relax if the wind is not blowing

English (Translate this text in English): Great place to relax if the wind is not blowing

English (Translate this text in English): Great place to relax if the wind is not blowing

English (Translate this text in English): Great place to relax if the wind is not blowing

General

It's the best place to surf in southern North Carolina

English (Translate this text in English): It's the best place to surf in southern North Carolina

English (Translate this text in English): It's the best place to surf in southern North Carolina

English (Translate this text in English): It's the best place to surf in southern North Carolina

Local professional? Add your surf business

Business directory

  • Show all (0)...
  • surf tours (0)
  • surf shops and shapers (0)
  • surf schools (0)
  • sleep & eat (0)
  • rent a car, others (0)

 Photos

Show all (0)...

No available picture

 Videos

Show all (0)...

No video available

 Last surf sessions

Add a surf session

Show all (0)...

Ninguna sesión de surf

 Last surf trips

Add trip

Show all (0)...

Ningún viaje de surf

 Comments

Add comment

Show all (9)...

By the ivanator , 05-05-2007

still going - i dont surf this spot as much as others, because the wind has to be just right, it breaks on many sandbars at any tide. only lines up on a groundswell, but if its thigh high with clean lines at C-street, this place is stomach high and breaking 150 yards right or left depending on which side of the inlet you are on.

By k-hardcore , 07-08-2006

S&P 500 - Shell Island is pretty cool if you like to hang out with a bunch of old guys and talk about stock portfolios and the impact that gasoline prices are having on mutual funds

By Anonymous , 08-07-2006

- hasn't broke good consistently since before hurrican fran '97 when the inlet moved pretty much right next to shell island resort. moving the inlet towards figure eight again hasn't really made the break like it was back in the day.

Errors, Feedback

You can edit this page to correct errors or add new information. If you have any problems regarding this page, Send us feedback.

Advertise

On the Go!

Wannasurf.com on your mobile

RSS All the RSS feeds of Wannasurf.com

Newsletter All news by email

Friends of Wannasurf

Wannasurf Online Shop