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Castles Beach ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.5
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 4.0
Crowds: 3.5

Overall: 3.1

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Castles Beach Surf Guide

Castles in Oahu is an exposed beach and reef break. Summer offers the optimum conditions for surfing. Works best in offshore winds from the north northeast. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the optimum swell angle is from the south southeast. A reef breaks left. Even when there are waves, it's not likley to be crowded. Beware of rocks,etc.

Castles Beach Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beach  redBeachIcon  s33.1
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
25.0°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Castles Beach:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

novemberBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Castles Beach with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of November. Clean surfable waves are typically found 5% of the time in November while 44% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 51% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
5%
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
51%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Castles Beach Location Map

Interactive Castles 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 Castles is Kaneohe Bay Mcaf Airport (NGF) in Usa Oahu Isl., 4 km (2 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Castles is Honolulu International Airport (HNL), also in Usa Oahu Isl., 22 km (14 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 Beach Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Thursday, 13 May 2021, 15:04 Local Time
Thursday 13
11AM2PM5PM8PM
Wave (m) 1.5
ENE
1.5
ENE
1.5
ENE
1.6
ENE
Period (s) 6 6 6 6
Wind (km/h) 30
ENE 30
NE 30
ENE 30
ENE
Wind State cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
on

Swell History at Castles Beach

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

Wind History at Castles Beach

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

    • Icon beachBeach
    • Icon  s32.9
    Reliability: very consistent
    1km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach
    • Icon  s33.0
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    2km away
    • Icon pointPoint
    • Icon  s32.8
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    2km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s33.0
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    4km away
    • Icon beachBeach
    • Icon  s32.7
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    5km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To Castles Beach: