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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Bakau, Gambia

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Bakau...

Bakau is a beach in Gambia. The water temperature around Bakau varies extremely during the year. The temperature ranges from 18.8°C (65.9°F) in March up to 30.1°C (86.2°F) in the month of October, as shown in the interactive table below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 24°C (76°F) and the best time for water activities is , since Bakau is located in the northern hemisphere.

Hover over the bars to see temperature for each month in Celsius and Fahrenheit.

What is the current water temperature at Bakau?

The current water temperature in the month of March at Bakau is ca:
19°C (66°F)

Are there surf spots near by?

Not many surf spots are in close proximity to Bakau. The closest decent spot is Baobab, which is almost 73.6km (45.7miles) away from Bakau. Click here to check out more information on Baobab and its water temperature. If you don't mind the drive, you can also check out Petites Mamelles, which is 102.6km (63.7miles) away from Bakau. Another surfspot is Petites Mamelles, located approximately 102.6km (63.7miles) from Bakau.

Are there any other sandy beaches near by?

There are a few gorgeous beaches close to Bakau. The closest one is Fajara, which is 1.9km (1.2miles) away from Bakau. Another good beach near Bakau is Kololi, which is 3.7km (2.3miles) away.

What wetsuit thickness is needed for Bakau?

The sea temperature at Bakau is extremely warm, reaching up to 30°C (86°F) in the months of . During this time, in the , a wetsuit is normaly not needed for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving . However, during early spring, sea temperatures cool down to nearly 19°C (66°F). During these months, a 3/2 wetsuit might be required to be in the water for more than half an hour, but some might even be ok with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top. For very windy conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be recommended to bring a 4/3 wetsuit.

How is the diving and fishing near Bakau?

Due to significant water temperature changes during the year, diving and fishing conditions change a lot depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 19 to 24°C (66-75°F) during spring. Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish can usually be found in waters of this temperature range. Nevertheless, the conditions usually change during when sea temperatures go up to 25 to 30°C (77-86°F). Fish which love this water temperature include: Bonefish, Permit, Red Drum, and Tarpon.

Directions to Bakau: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Fun facts about Bakau...

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