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Castlepoint - The Gap ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.2
Consistency of Surf: 3.5
Difficulty Level: 2.8
Wind and Kite Surfing: 2.7
Crowds: 3.2

Overall: 3.7

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Castlepoint - The Gap Spot ID

Gap hack, Castlepoint - The Gap photo

Castlepoint - The Gap

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gap baz, Castlepoint - The Gap photo

Castlepoint - The Gap

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The Gap, Boxing Day 2012, Castlepoint - The Gap photo

Castlepoint - The Gap

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Small waves at The Gap, Castlepoint - The Gap photo

Castlepoint - The Gap

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Type: beach

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell ESE | Wind WNW

Sea Temperature Today is: 17.2 °C

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Wednesday, 16 January 2019, 15:26 Local time
Wednesday 16Thu
Wave (m) 1.9
Period (s) 7 7 8 8
Wind (km/h) 25
S 20
SSE 10
SSE 10
Wind State cross cross-

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The Gap(Castlepoint) in the Waiararpa is a sheltered beach break that has fairly consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. Works best in offshore winds from the west northwest with some shelter here from southwest winds. Able to handle light onshore wind Windswells and groundswells in equal measure and the best swell direction is from the southeast. The beach breaks favour rights. Good surf at all stages of the tide. Often Crowded. It can even get crowded enough to be dangerous.

New Zealand wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Castlepoint, New Zealand, 1 km from Castlepoint - The Gap.

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Castlepoint - The Gap Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Castlepoint, 1 km from Castlepoint - The Gap.

near gales from the SSW

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Air temperature
14.2 °C

Current weather near Castlepoint - The Gap

Buoy Data:

At Tory East Head Buoy, 101 miles from Castlepoint - The Gap.

  9AM 10AM 11AM 12PM
Data Age 5 hr 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr
Wave height (m) 1.536
Average period (s) 5.0 4.7 4.8 4.9

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Overall Castlepoint - The Gap Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in January

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Ski Resorts closest to Castlepoint - The Gap:

  • Closest ski area
    116 mi
  • Second closest ski area
    117 mi
  • Third closest ski area
    121 mi
  • Fourth closest ski area
    158 mi
  • Fifth closest ski area
    186 mi
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Town and city forecasts close to Castlepoint - The Gap:


  • The closest passenger airport to Castlepoint - The Gap is Masterton Airport (MRO) in New Zealand, 50 km (31 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Castlepoint - The Gap is Palmerston North Airport (PMR), also in New Zealand, 83 km (52 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 - The Gap and is 146 km (91 miles) away.
Castlepoint - The Gap break location map and break info

This is the Surf-Forecast page for Castlepoint - The Gap, Wairarapa. Use the tab navigation above to view Castlepoint - The Gap sea temperature, Castlepoint - The Gap photographs, Castlepoint - The Gap detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Castlepoint - The Gap webcams, current wind from Wairarapa live weather stations and Castlepoint - The Gap 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 - The Gap.