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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Gonubie Lefts, South Africa

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Gonubie Lefts...

Gonubie Lefts is a surf spot in South Africa. The water temperature around Gonubie Lefts changes moderately throughout the year. The temperature ranges from 17.4°C (63.3°F) in April up to 25.9°C (78.6°F) in the month of March, as shown in the interactive table below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 22°C (72°F) and the best time for water activities is early spring, since Gonubie Lefts 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 Gonubie Lefts?

The current water temperature in the month of February at Gonubie Lefts is ca:
25°C (78°F)

Are there any other surf spots in close proximity to Gonubie Lefts?

Yes, there are other surf spots close to Gonubie Lefts. The nearest one is Gonubie Point, which is just 0.4km (0.2miles) away from Gonubie Lefts. Click here for directions and for more information on Gonubie Point and its current water temperature. Another fun surfspot near Gonubie Lefts is Yellowsands Point, which is 3.1km (1.9miles) away.

Are there sandy beaches near by?

Not too many beaches are close to Gonubie Lefts. The closest decent beach is Kidds Beach, which is 24.8km (15.4miles) away from Gonubie Lefts. If you have some extra time, you can also check out Jeffreys Bay Beach, approximately 194.1km (120.6miles) away from Gonubie Lefts.

Which wetsuit thickness do I need for Gonubie Lefts?

The sea temperature at Gonubie Lefts is very warm, reaching up to 26°C (79°F) in the months of February, March, and April. During this time, in the early fall, a rashguard or 1mm wetsuit top might be required for temperature-senstive people, but most will be fine without a wetsuit for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving . However, during spring, temperatures reach lows of approximately 17°C (63°F). During this season, a 3/2 wetsuit might be recommended to feel comfortable, but some people might even be fine with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top. For very cold conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be better to bring a 4/3 wetsuit.

How is the diving and fishing close to Gonubie Lefts?

Due to significant temperature changes during the year, fishing and diving conditions vary a lot depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 17 to 22°C (63-72°F) during March, April, and May. Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish are typical fish that can be found in waters of this temperature range. However, the conditions change during February, March, and April when water temperatures go up to 21 to 26°C (70-79°F). Fish that like to swim in waters of this temperature range include: Barracuda, Black Marlin, Blue Marlin, Jack Crevalle, Sailfish, and Yellowfin Tuna.

Directions to Gonubie Lefts: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Fun facts about Gonubie Lefts...

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