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Castle Island ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 1.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.2

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Castle Island Surf Guide

Castle Island in - is a sheltered point break Works best in offshore winds from the northwest. Waves just as likely from local windswells as from distant groundswells and the ideal swell angle is from the southwest.. Best around low tide. Sometimes crowded. Submerged rocks are a hazard.

Castle Island Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon pointPointIcon  s33.2
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
rarely breaks
20.2°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Castle Island:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

januaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Castle Island with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of January. Clean surfable waves are typically found 9% of the time in January while 12% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 79% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
9%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
12%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
79%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Castle Island Location Map

Interactive Castle Island 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 Castle Island is Nantucket Mem Airport (ACK) in USA, which is 1101 km (684 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Castle Island is Elizabeth City Cgas Rgnl Airport (ECG), also in USA, 1142 km (709 miles) away.

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Castle Island Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Sunday, 18 April 2021, 12:37 Local Time
Sunday 18
12PM3PM6PM9PM
Wave (m) 1.0
NW
1.1
SW
1.0
SW
0.8
WSW
Period (s) 9 7 7 7
Wind (km/h) 15
W 15
W 10
WSW 10
SW
Wind State cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross

Swell History at Castle Island

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

Wind History at Castle Island

Wind stats for Castle Island, 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 Castle Island. Click below to view there surf guides.

    • Icon pointPoint
    • Icon  s33.2
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    1km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s33.3
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    7km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    Reliability: rarely breaks
    8km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s43.5
    Reliability: very consistent
    9km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s32.6
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    10km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To Castle Island: