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Castles ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 4.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.2

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Castles Surf Guide

Castles in Okinawa is an exposed point break that usually has waves. Summer offers the optimum conditions for surfing. Works best in offshore winds from the northwest. Most of the surf comes fis in the form of windswells and the best wave direction is from the east.The break here is a left hand point. Rarely crowded here. Take care of coral, urchins, rips and sharks.

Castles Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon point  redPointIcon  s33.2
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
consistent
28.1°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Castles:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

septemberBest Season: summer
The best time of year for surfing Castles with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Summer and most often the month of September. Clean surfable waves are typically found 17% of the time in September while 44% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 39% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
17%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
44%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
39%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Castles Location Map

Interactive Castles 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 Castles is Naha Airport (OKA) in Japan, 14 km (9 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Castles is Kadena Ab Airport (DNA), also in Japan, 32 km (20 miles) away.

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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.
Castles Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Sunday, 1 August 2021, 12:28 Local Time
Sunday 01
12PM3PM6PM9PM
Wave (m)
0.8
S
0.8
S
0.4
ENE
0.4
ENE
Period (s) 7 7 10 10
Wind (km/h)
20
25
25
30
Wind State cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on

Swell History at Castles

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

Wind History at Castles

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

    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s33.2
    Reliability: very consistent
    5km away
    • Icon beachBeach
    • Icon  s32.8
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    16km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s32.5
    Reliability: inconsistent
    17km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s33.0
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    19km away
    • Icon point  redPoint
    • Icon  s33.4
    Reliability: very consistent
    23km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To Castles: