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Castelejo ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 5.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.6

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Castelejo break guide

Castelejo Surf Guide

Castelejo in South Portugal is an exposed beach and reef break that has very consistent surf. The favoured time of year for waves is autumn. Ideal winds are from the southeast. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the best swell direction is from the northwest. The beach break offers both left and right hand waves. When it's working here, it can get crowded. Beware of rips, rocks and locals..

Castelejo Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beachBeach and reefIcon  s43.6
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
very consistent
16.5°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Castelejo:

The best conditions reported for surf at Castelejo occur when a Northwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Southeast.

Surf Forecasts:

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

octoberBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Castelejo with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of October. Clean surfable waves are typically found 35% of the time in October while 60% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 5% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
35%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
60%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
5%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Castelejo Location Map

Interactive Castelejo 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 Castelejo is Faro Airport (FAO) in Acores, which is 88 km (55 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Castelejo is Lisboa (Lisbon) Airport (LIS) in Portugal, 188 km (117 miles) away.

Icon breakBreak
Icon legend buoysLive Wave Height (m)
Icon legend windLive Wind Speed (km/h)
Please note that some surf spot locations are approximate to protect their exact location while others are not shown at close zoom level.
Castelejo Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Sunday, 11 April 2021, 23:31 Local Time
SunMonday 12
10PM1AM4AM7AM
Wave (m) 1.1
NNW
1.3
NNW
1.3
NNW
1.2
NNW
Period (s) 8 8 8 8
Wind (km/h) 25
N 20
NNW 15
N 10
NNE
Wind State cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on

Swell History at Castelejo

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

Wind History at Castelejo

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

Other Nearby Breaks Closest To:

Discover surf breaks near Castelejo. Click below to view there surf guides.

    • Icon beachBeach
    • Icon  s33.4
    Reliability: consistent
    1km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s33.0
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    4km away
    • Icon beachBeach and point
    • Icon  s32.8
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    9km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s33.0
    Reliability: inconsistent
    9km away
    • Icon beachBeach
    • Icon  s32.6
    Reliability: inconsistent
    9km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To Castelejo:

We hope you find the new 12-day forecasts and additional details useful.

Kudos to everyone who helped us debug this over the past 3 months.

Be sure to click on the Advanced Surf option to see extra details about the sea-state. Look out for crossing swells and short period local wind swells and chop that will often spoil a groundswell even if the wind is perfect. As yet there is no allowance for this in the swell rating. This is something we are working on.