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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near George, South Africa

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

George is a coastal city in South Africa. It is a quite mid-size city in proximity to the ocean with a population of 174582 people. The water temperature around George changes moderately throughout the year. The temperature ranges from 15.3°C (59.5°F) in October up to 21°C (69.8°F) in the month of January, as illustrated below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 18°C (64°F) and the best time for water activities is winter, since George 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 near George?

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

Are there surf spots near by?

Yes, there are several surf spots in close proximity to George. The closest one is Victoria bay, which is just 5.9km (11.2miles) away from George. Click here for directions and for more information on Victoria bay and its water temperature. Other good surfspots near George are Gerickes Point, which is 18km (11.2miles) away, and Outer Pool, located approximately 23km (14.3miles) from George.

Are there beaches close by?

No, not many beaches are located in proximity to George. The next good one is Cape St Francis, which is 136.8km (85miles) away from George. If you don't mind the drive, you can also check out Jeffreys Bay Beach, 140.7km (87.4miles) away from George.

What wetsuit do I need for George?

The water temperature around George is relatively cold, reaching up to 21°C (70°F) in the months of December, January, and February. During this time, in the summer, a 3/2 wetsuit might be required to be in the water for more than half an hour, but some might even be fine with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving . However, during , temperatures come down to 15°C (60°F). During these months, a 3-4mm wetsuit is required to feel comfortable, but some people might even be fine with a good-quality 2/3mm suit . For very cold conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be better to carry a pair of boots and a wetsuit hoodie.

How is the scuba diving and fishing near George?

Due to comparatively large sea temperature changes throughout the year, diving and fishing conditions vary a lot depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 15 to 20°C (60-69°F) during . Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog are typical fish that can be found in waters of this temperature range. Nevertheless, the conditions normally change during December, January, and February when sea temperatures reach 16 to 21°C (61-70°F). Fish that like to swim in waters of this temperature range include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to George: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Some fun facts about George...

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