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Castaways ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.5

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Castaways Surf Guide

Castaways in Huvadhoo Atoll is an exposed reef break that has pretty consitent surf Offshore winds are from the north. Groundswells more frequent than windswells and the best swell direction is from the southwest. A reef breaks right. When it's working here, it can get crowded. Take care of coral, sharks and rips.

Castaways Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReefIcon  s43.5
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
29.7°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Castaways:

The best conditions reported for surf at Castaways occur when a Southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the North.

Surf Forecasts:

What's the best time of year to surf Castaways (for consistent clean waves)?

februaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Castaways with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of February. Clean surfable waves are typically found 65% of the time in February while 11% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 24% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
65%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
11%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
24%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Castaways Location Map

Interactive Castaways surf break location map. View information about nearby surf breaks, their wave consistency and rating compared to other spots in the region. Current swell conditions from local buoys are shown along with live wind speed and direction from nearby weather stations. Click icons on the map for more detail. The nearest passenger airport to Castaways is Male International Airport (MLE) in Maldives, which is 446 km (277 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Castaways is Thiruvananthapuram International (Trivandrum) Airport (TRV) in India, 1012 km (629 miles) away.

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Castaways Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Wednesday, 21 April 2021, 11:00 Local Time
Wednesday 21
8AM11AM2PM5PM
Wave (m) 1.2
SSW
1.2
SSW
1.2
SSW
1.3
SSW
Period (s) 16 16 15 15
Wind (km/h) 5
W 5
WSW 10
WSW 10
WSW
Wind State cross glass cross-
on
cross-
on

Swell History at Castaways

Surf stats for Castaways, see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at Castaways

Wind stats for Castaways, see the variation in direction and stength by month or season on the history page here.

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    • Icon  s43.8
    Reliability: consistent
    10km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s43.8
    Reliability: consistent
    16km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s33.3
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    17km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s43.7
    Reliability: consistent
    18km away

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