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Castlepoint Beach ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.5
Difficulty Level: 2.5
Crowds: 4.0
Camping: 4.0

Overall: 3.5

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Castlepoint Beach Spot ID

Glass shories, Castlepoint Beach photo

Castlepoint Beach

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Castle Point Beach, Castlepoint Beach photo

Castlepoint Beach

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Type: beach

Reliability: inconsistent

Best: Swell E | Wind SW

Sea Temperature Today is: 17.5 °C

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Thursday, 21 March 2019, 14:10 Local time
Thursday 21Fri
Wave (m) 0.6
Period (s) 10 11 11 12
Wind (km/h) 15
E 15
E 10
ENE 10
Wind State cross-
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Castlepoint Beach in the Waiararpa is a sheltered beach break that has unreliable waves with no particular seasonal pattern. Offshore winds are from the west with some shelter here from northeast winds. Does not handle onshore winds very well Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the best swell direction is from the east. Waves at the beach are both lefts and rights. Good surf at all stages of the tide. Relatively few surfers here, even on good days.

New Zealand wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Castlepoint, New Zealand, 2 km from Castlepoint Beach.

IS AT (local time)

Castlepoint Beach Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Castlepoint, 1 km from Castlepoint Beach.

light winds from the NE

Air temperature
19.1 °C

Current weather near Castlepoint Beach

Buoy Data:

At Tory East Head Buoy, 101 miles from Castlepoint Beach.

  8AM 9AM 10AM 11AM
Data Age 5 hr 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr
Wave height (m) 0.726
Average period (s) 4.8 5.3 6.3 6.3

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Overall Castlepoint Beach Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in March

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Castlepoint Beach Location Maps

Castlepoint Beach Location Map

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Ski Resorts closest to Castlepoint Beach:

  • Closest ski area
    115 mi
  • Second closest ski area
    116 mi
  • Third closest ski area
    121 mi
  • Fourth closest ski area
    158 mi
  • Fifth closest ski area
    187 mi
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Town and city forecasts close to Castlepoint Beach:


  • The closest passenger airport to Castlepoint Beach is Masterton Airport (MRO) in New Zealand, 50 km (31 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Castlepoint Beach is Palmerston North Airport (PMR), also in New Zealand, 82 km (51 miles) away.
  • Third is Paraparaumu Airport (PPQ) in New Zealand, 104 km (65 miles) away.
  • Wellington International Airport (WLG) in New Zealand is 128 km (80 miles) away.
  • Wanganui Airport (WAG), also in New Zealand is the fifth nearest airport to Castlepoint Beach and is 145 km (90 miles) away.
Castlepoint Beach break location map and break info

This is the Surf-Forecast page for Castlepoint Beach, Wairarapa. Use the tab navigation above to view Castlepoint Beach sea temperature, Castlepoint Beach photographs, Castlepoint Beach detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Castlepoint Beach webcams, current wind from Wairarapa live weather stations and Castlepoint Beach tide predictions. The New Zealand swell maps link will open up the big picture showing New Zealand and the surrounding seas. These swell maps can be animated to show the different swell components, wave energy, wave period, wave heights, together with wind and weather forecasts, current weather and sea state observations from New Zealand wave-buoys, passing ships and coastal weather stations. Each of the forecast pages for this surf break feature a global and regional wavefinder tool to locate the best surf conditions in the area around Castlepoint Beach.