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Castles ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 4.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.0

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Castles Surf Guide

Castles in Nullarbor is an exposed reef break that usually has waves. Winter is the best time of year for surfing here. The best wind direction is from the east northeast. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the best swell direction is from the west southwest. There is a left hand reef break. A fairly popluar wave that can sometimes get crowded Watch out for urchins, rips, rocks, sharks and isolation.

Castles Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReefIcon  s33.0
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
consistent
18.2°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Castles:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

aprilBest Season: autumn
The best time of year for surfing Castles with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Autumn and most often the month of April. Clean surfable waves are typically found 42% of the time in April while 58% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 0% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
42%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
58%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
0%
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 nearest passenger airport to Castles is Woomera Airport (UMR) in Australia, which is 378 km (235 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Castles is Adelaide International Airport (ADL), also in Australia, 605 km (376 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
Tuesday, 11 May 2021, 22:11 Local Time
TueWed
6:30PM9:30PM0:30AM3:30AM
Wave (m) 1.4
SW
1.4
SW
1.4
SSW
1.1
SW
Period (s) 13 13 14 14
Wind (km/h) 20
SE 20
ESE 20
E 20
ENE
Wind State cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
off

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.

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    • Icon  s33.4
    Reliability: fairly consistent
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    • Icon  s33.0
    Reliability: consistent
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    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s43.8
    Reliability: consistent
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    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s43.5
    Reliability: fairly consistent
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    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s33.3
    Reliability: inconsistent
    1km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To Castles: