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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near General Santos, Philippines

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about General Santos...

General Santos is a coastal city in the Philippines. It is a fairly large town close to the ocean with a population of 679588 people. The water temperature around General Santos is nearly steady throughout the year. The temperature ranges from 26.9°C (80.3°F) in February up to 29.2°C (84.6°F) in the month of July, as shown in the interactive table below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 28°C (83°F) and the best time for water activities is summer, since General Santos 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 General Santos?

The current water temperature in the month of November near General Santos is ca:
28°C (83°F)

Are there surf spots close by?

Not many surf spots are located close to General Santos. A spot that might be worth checking out is Tandag, which is 216km (134.1miles) away from General Santos. Click here for directions and to check out more information on Tandag and its current water temperature. If you don't mind the long drive, you can also try surfing Daku Island, which is ca 260km (161.5miles) away from General Santos. Another surfspot is Daku Island, located 260km (161.5miles) from General Santos.

Are there sandy beaches close to General Santos?

There are a few other beautiful beaches in close proximity to General Santos. The nearest one is General Santos, which is only 0.2km (0.2miles) away from General Santos. Another fun beach near General Santos is Lago Beach, which is approximately 15.7km (9.7miles) away.

What kind of wetsuit is recommended for General Santos?

The average sea temperature around General Santos is extremely warm, around 28°C (83°F), with very little changes during the year. The temperatures in June, July, and August are very similar to sea temperatures in December and January. Hence, a wetsuit is usually not needed for swimming, surfing, snorkelling, or diving around General Santos. However, you might want to bring a 1-2mm wetsuit top or a rashguard for abnormal windy conditions and for UVA/UVB protection, especially when spending multiple hours in the sun each day. The sun radiation around General Santos can be particularly intense.

How is the diving and fishing close to General Santos?

Fishing and Scuba diving conditions are very similar during the year. The waters around General Santos are mostly tropical, reaching temperatures between 24 and 29°C (76-85°F). The following fish love this water temperature : Bonefish, Permit, Red Drum, and Tarpon.

Directions to General Santos: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Fun facts about General Santos...

Do you know what the the city Gamay in the Philippines, the city Sullivans Island in the United States, and the city Muramatsu in the Japan have in common with General Santos? Click on the links to find out...