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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Busan, South Korea

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

Busan is a surf spot in South Korea. The water temperature around Busan varies dramatically during the year. The temperature ranges from 13.5°C (56.3°F) in March up to 25.8°C (78.4°F) in the month of August, as illustrated below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 18°C (64°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Busan 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 Busan?

The current water temperature in the month of December at Busan is about:
0°C (32°F)

Are there any other surf spots near by?

Yes, there are a few surf spots in close proximity to Busan. The nearest one is Hae un dae, which is 0.1km (0.1miles) away from Busan. Click here for more information on Hae un dae and its current water temperature. Another good surfspot near Busan is Song Jung Beach, which is ca 2.6km (1.6miles) away.

Are there beaches near by?

No, not many beaches are near to Busan. The closest decent beach is Haeundae Beach, which is more than 0.1km (0.1miles) away from Busan. If you don't mind the long travel, you can also visit Lazurnaya Bay, 575km (357.2miles) away from Busan.

What wetsuit thickness is recommended for Busan?

The water temperature at Busan is very warm, reaching up to 26°C (78°F) in the months of July, August, and September. During this time, in the late summer, a rashguard or 1mm top might be required for sensitive people, but most will be fine without a wetsuit for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving at Busan. However, during February, March, and April, temperatures reach lows of 13°C (56°F). During this time, a 3-4mm wetsuit is required to be able to stay in the water for extended hours, but some people might even be ok with a good-quality 2/3mm suit . For very chilly conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be advisable to bring a pair of boots and a hoodie.

How is the scuba diving and fishing near Busan?

Due to comparatively large sea temperature changes during the year, fishing and Scuba diving conditions change a lot depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 13 to 18°C (56-65°F) during February, March, and April. Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog love this temperature range. Nevertheless, the conditions usually change during summer when water temperatures reach 21 to 26°C (69-78°F). Fish which like to roam around in waters of this temperature range include: Barracuda, Black Marlin, Blue Marlin, Jack Crevalle, Sailfish, and Yellowfin Tuna.

Directions to Busan: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Some fun facts about Busan...

Do you know what the the city Bejucal in Cuba, the city Callan in Ireland, and the city Logan Reserve in Australia have in common with Busan? Click on the links to find out...