Summertime means surf time on Kauai’s south shore, and surfers have many breaks to choose from. Poipu Kai’s Shipwrecks Beach, or Shippies, is a beach and reef break that has very consistent surf, with summer offering the optimum surf conditions.
Kauai surfer Aaron Swanson at Shippies
Offshore winds are from the north, and Shippies tends to receive distant groundswells, with the best swell direction from the south-southeast. There is good surf at all stages of the tide, but be sure to beware of rocks.
Shipwrecks, Poipu Kai, Kauai