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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 break guidePhoto by: Michelle

Castlepoint Beach Surf Guide

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.

Castlepoint Beach Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beach  redBeachIcon  s43.5
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
inconsistent
15.9°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Castlepoint Beach:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

mayBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Castlepoint Beach with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of May. Clean surfable waves are typically found 6% of the time in May while 7% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 87% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
6%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
7%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
87%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Castlepoint Beach Location Map

Interactive Castlepoint Beach 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 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.

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Castlepoint Beach Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Monday, 12 April 2021, 12:59 Local Time
Monday 12
9AM12PM3PM6PM
Wave (m) 1.4
E
1.4
E
1.4
E
1.4
E
Period (s) 11 11 11 11
Wind (km/h) 10
NNW 15
NNE 15
NNE 15
NNE
Wind State cross-
on
cross-
on
on on

Swell History at Castlepoint Beach

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

Wind History at Castlepoint Beach

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

Castlepoint Beach Reviews:

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Ratings
Based on 2 votes.
  • Overall:Icon  s43.5
  • Quality on a good day:Icon  s33.0
  • Consistency of Surf:Icon  s32.5
  • Difficulty Level:Icon  s32.5
  • Crowds:Icon  s44.0
  • Camping:Icon  s44.0
  • ...

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Review
Impartial reviews submitted by Surf-Forecast users.
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Terence O'Neill from New Zealand
“Beach break best on ne to se swell. Wind should be under 15 km sw through nw . Better for long board. Can be junkie.”

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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.