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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Barra, Mozambique

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

Barra is a surf spot in Mozambique. The water temperature around Barra varies slightly throughout the year. The temperature ranges from 23.1°C (73.6°F) in August up to 28.3°C (82.9°F) in the month of February, as shown in the graph below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 26°C (78°F) and the best time for water activities is late winter, since Barra is located in the southern hemisphere.

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

What is the current water temperature at Barra?

The current water temperature in the month of October at Barra is approximately:
24°C (75°F)

Are there any other surf spots near by?

Yes, there are several surf spots in close proximity to Barra. The closest one is Tofinho, which is just 5.7km (3.6miles) away from Barra. Click here for directions and to check out more information on Tofinho and its water temperature. Another fun surfspot near Barra is Guinjata Bay, which is ca 19.6km (12.2miles) away.

Are there nice beaches in close proximity to Barra?

No, not many beaches are located close to Barra. A beach, which is not too far away, is Ponto DOuro, which is more than 262.4km (163miles) away from Barra. If you don't mind the long drive, you can also visit Ifaty beach-near Toliara, approximately 517.9km (321.7miles) away from Barra.

What wetsuit do I need for Barra?

The water temperature at Barra is extremely warm, reaching up to 28°C (83°F) in the months of January, February, and March. During this time, in the late summer, a wetsuit is usually not needed for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving at Barra. Nevertheless, during late summer, temperatures drop down to approximately 23°C (74°F). During these months, a light top or a jumpsuit might be required for most people, but some might even be ok without a wetsuit . For very chilly conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be better to bring a thin wetsuit or jumpsuit.

How is the scuba diving and fishing near Barra?

Due to relatively large sea temperature changes throughout the year, fishing and diving conditions change quite a bit depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 23 to 28°C (74-83°F) during summer. Bigeye Tuna, Blackfin Tuna, King Mackerel, Spotted Seatrout, and White Marlin love this temperature range. However, the conditions typically change during winter when sea temperatures go up to 23 to 28°C (74-83°F). Fish which love this water temperature include: Bonefish, Permit, Red Drum, and Tarpon.

Directions to Barra: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about Barra...

Do you know what the the city Sapang in the Philippines, the city Brioux-sur-Boutonne in the France, and the city Bolou in the Indonesia have in common with Barra? Click on the links to find out...