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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Cape Vidal, South Africa

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Cape Vidal...

Cape Vidal is a surf spot in South Africa. The water temperature around Cape Vidal changes moderately year round. The temperature ranges from 21.4°C (70.5°F) in October up to 28.9°C (84°F) in the month of February, as illustrated below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 25°C (77°F) and the best time for water activities is late winter, since Cape Vidal 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 Cape Vidal?

The current water temperature in the month of March at Cape Vidal is about:
28°C (82°F)

Are there any other surf spots located close to Cape Vidal?

There are not many surf spots close to Cape Vidal. A good spot nearby is Richards Bay, which is just 54.5km (33.9miles) away from Cape Vidal. Click here for more information on Richards Bay and its water temperature. Another fun surfspot near Cape Vidal is Ponta do Ouro, which is roughly 91km (56.5miles) away.

Are there beaches close by?

Not too many beaches are located close to Cape Vidal. The closest decent beach is Ponto DOuro, which is 95.6km (59.4miles) away from Cape Vidal. If you don't mind the long travel, you can also try Kidds Beach, which is roughly 446.9km (277.6miles) away from Cape Vidal.

What kind of wetsuit do I need for Cape Vidal?

The sea temperature at Cape Vidal is extremely warm, reaching up to 29°C (84°F) in the months of January, February, and March. During this time, in the late summer, a wetsuit is typically not needed for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving . Nevertheless, during , sea temperatures drop down to approximately 21°C (71°F). In this season, a 2-3mm wetsuit might be required to feel comfortable, but some people might even be fine with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top. For very chilly conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be advisable to carry a 4/3 wetsuit.

How is the diving and fishing close to Cape Vidal?

Due to comparatively large temperature changes throughout the year, fishing and diving conditions change a lot depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 21 to 26°C (71-80°F) during . Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish are typical fish that can be found in waters of this temperature range. However, the conditions typically change during January, February, and March when temperatures go up to 24 to 29°C (75-84°F). Fish which can often be found in waters of this temperature range include: Bonefish, Permit, Red Drum, and Tarpon.

Directions to Cape Vidal: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Some fun facts about Cape Vidal...

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