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Ponta dos Castelhanos ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 2.5

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Ponta dos Castelhanos Surf Guide

Ponta dos Castelhanos in Espirito Santo is an exposed beach break that only works when conditions are just right. Summer in particular tends to be flat. Works best in offshore winds from the northwest. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the south. The beach breaks offer lefts and rights. When the surf is up, it can get quite busy in the water.

Ponta dos Castelhanos Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beachBeachIcon  s32.5
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
inconsistent
24.6°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Ponta dos Castelhanos:

The best conditions reported for surf at Ponta dos Castelhanos occur when a South swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Northwest.

Surf Forecasts:

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

mayBest Season: autumn
The best time of year for surfing Ponta dos Castelhanos with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Autumn and most often the month of May. Clean surfable waves are typically found 12% of the time in May while 31% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 57% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
12%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
31%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
57%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Ponta dos Castelhanos Location Map

Interactive Ponta dos Castelhanos 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 Ponta dos Castelhanos is Goiabeiras (Vitoria) Airport (VIX) in Brazil, which is 64 km (40 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Ponta dos Castelhanos is Bartolomeu Lisandro (Campos) Airport (CAW), also in Brazil, 128 km (80 miles) away.

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Ponta dos Castelhanos Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Friday, 14 May 2021, 10:50 Local Time
Friday 14
12PM3PM6PM9PM
Wave (m) 1.0
SSE
0.4
SE
0.9
SSE
0.9
SSE
Period (s) 6 12 6 6
Wind (km/h) 15
SSW 15
SSE 10
S 10
SSW
Wind State cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross

Swell History at Ponta dos Castelhanos

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

Wind History at Ponta dos Castelhanos

Wind stats for Ponta dos Castelhanos, 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 Ponta dos Castelhanos. Click below to view there surf guides.

    • Icon beachBeach
    • Icon  s32.8
    Reliability: inconsistent
    4km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach
    • Icon  s32.5
    Reliability: inconsistent
    9km away
    • Icon sandbar  redSandbar
    • Icon  s33.0
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    29km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach
    • Icon  s32.7
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    33km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach
    • Icon  s33.0
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    35km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To Ponta dos Castelhanos: