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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Gangwan, China

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

Gangwan is a coastal city in China. The water temperature around Gangwan varies dramatically year round. The temperature ranges from 2.2°C (36°F) in March up to 25.9°C (78.6°F) in the month of August, as illustrated below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 13°C (56°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Gangwan 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 near Gangwan?

The current water temperature in the month of December in the waters near Gangwan is about:
0°C (32°F)

Are there surf spots close by?

Not too many surf spots are in close proximity to Gangwan. A good spot nearby is Jeju Island, which is 340.9km (211.8miles) away from Gangwan. Click here to check out more information on Jeju Island and its water temperature. If you don't mind the long drive, you can also try Busan, which is 398.7km (247.7miles) away from Gangwan. Another good surfspot is Busan, located ca 398.7km (247.7miles) from Gangwan.

Are there beautiful beaches near by?

No, not many beaches are in proximity to Gangwan. A beach, which is not too far away, is Haeundae Beach, which is more than 398.8km (247.7miles) away from Gangwan. If you don't mind the drive, you can also visit Lazurnaya Bay, which is ca 654.9km (406.8miles) away from Gangwan.

What kind of wetsuit thickness is needed for Gangwan?

The water temperature around Gangwan is very warm, reaching up to 26°C (79°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 diving around Gangwan. Nevertheless, during February, March, and April, temperatures drop down to nearly 2°C (36°F). During this season, a 5/6 drysuit with booties, hoddie and gloves is required to be able to stay in the water for more than 20 minutes, but some people might even be fine with a very high-quality 5/6mm wetsuit for very short periods of time . For very windy conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be advisable to carry a stack of extra warm clothing and hot drinks.

How is the scuba diving and fishing near Gangwan?

Due to comparatively large water temperature changes during the year, diving and fishing conditions alter a lot depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 2 to 7°C (36-45°F) during spring. Pollock, Winter Flounder, and Atlantic Cod love this temperature range. Nevertheless, the conditions typically change during summer when temperatures range from 21 to 26°C (70-79°F). Fish that can often be found in waters of this temperature range include: Barracuda, Black Marlin, Blue Marlin, Jack Crevalle, Sailfish, and Yellowfin Tuna.

Directions to Gangwan: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Some fun facts about Gangwan...

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