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

Overall: 3.3

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The Castle Surf Guide

The Castle in New Jersey is a fairly exposed beach/Jetty break that has consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. Offshore winds blow from the northwest. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the best swell direction is from the northeast. The beach breaks favour lefts. Best around mid tide. Unlikely to be too crowded, even when the surf is up. Hazards include rips,rusty wrecks.

The Castle Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beach  redBeach/jettyIcon  s33.3
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
consistent
3.7°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing The Castle:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

marchBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing The Castle with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of March. Clean surfable waves are typically found 8% of the time in March while 9% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 83% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
8%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
9%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
83%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore The Castle Location Map

Interactive The Castle 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 The Castle is Atlantic City International Airport (ACY) in USA, 19 km (12 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to The Castle is Millville Muni Airport (MIV), also in USA, 61 km (38 miles) away.

Icon breakBreak
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.
The Castle Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Tuesday, 2 March 2021, 03:54 Local Time
Tuesday 02
4AM7AM10AM1PM
Wave (m) 0.1
SE
0.1
SE
0.1
SE
0.1
SE
Period (s) 10 10 11 10
Wind (km/h) 40
NW 35
NW 30
NW 30
NW
Wind State off off off off

Swell History at The Castle

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

Wind History at The Castle

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

    • Icon sandbar  redSandbar
    • Icon  s33.0
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    1km away
    • Icon beachBeach/jetty
    • Icon  s33.0
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    3km away
    • Icon sandbar  redSandbar
    • Icon  s32.6
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    3km away
    • Icon beachBeach/jetty
    • Icon  s33.2
    Reliability: consistent
    4km away
    • Icon sandbar  redSandbar
    • Icon  s32.8
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    5km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To The Castle: