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Castlepoint - The Gap break guidePhoto by: ben logan

Castlepoint - The Gap Surf Guide

The Gap(Castlepoint) in the Waiararpa is a sheltered beach break that has fairly consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. Works best in offshore winds from the west northwest with some shelter here from southwest winds. Able to handle light onshore wind Windswells and groundswells in equal measure and the best swell direction is from the southeast. The beach breaks favour rights. Good surf at all stages of the tide. Often Crowded. It can even get crowded enough to be dangerous.

Castlepoint - The Gap Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
15.6°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Castlepoint - The Gap:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

juneBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Castlepoint - The Gap with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of June. Clean surfable waves are typically found 5% of the time in June while 14% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 81% 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).

Explore Castlepoint - The Gap Location Map

Interactive Castlepoint - The Gap 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 Castlepoint - The Gap is Masterton Airport (MRO) in New Zealand, 50 km (31 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Castlepoint - The Gap is Palmerston North Airport (PMR), also in New Zealand, 83 km (52 miles) away.

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Castlepoint - The Gap Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Monday, 23 May 2022, 15:11 Local Time
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Wave (m)
Period (s) 13 13 13 13
Wind (km/h)
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Swell History at Castlepoint - The Gap

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

Wind History at Castlepoint - The Gap

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

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