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

Overall: 3.3

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Castlepoint - Slippery Surf Guide

Slippery-Castlepoint in the Waiararpa is an exposed reef break that has fairly consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. Works best in offshore winds from the northwest and there is no shelter here from cross shore breezes. Easily blown out by onshore winds Waves just as likely from local windswells as from distant groundswells and the best swell direction is from the southeast. A reef breaks left. Best around mid tide. It very rarely gets crowded here. Watch out for dangerous rips.

Castlepoint - Slippery Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
14.8°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Castlepoint - Slippery:

The best conditions reported for surf at Castlepoint - Slippery occur when a Southeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the West-northwest.

Surf Forecasts:

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

augustBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Castlepoint - Slippery with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of August. Clean surfable waves are typically found 31% of the time in August while 37% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 32% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

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Castlepoint - Slippery Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Wednesday, 19 May 2021, 09:02 Local Time
Wednesday 19
Wave (m) 2.5
Period (s) 14 15 14 14
Wind (km/h) 25
W 20
W 15
WSW 10
Wind State cross-

Swell History at Castlepoint - Slippery

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Wind History at Castlepoint - Slippery

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

Castlepoint - Slippery Reviews:

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Based on 1 vote.
  • Overall:Icon  s33.3
  • Quality on a good day:Icon  s22.0
  • Consistency of Surf:Icon  s33.0
  • Difficulty Level:Icon  s11.0
  • Crowds:Icon  s44.0
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tane from New Zealand
“Sick wave, alright on the onshore. B”

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