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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Gwangtan, South Korea

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

Gwangtan is a coastal city in South Korea. The water temperature around Gwangtan has significant variability during the year. The temperature ranges from 1.6°C (34.8°F) in March up to 23°C (73.5°F) in the month of August, as illustrated below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 12°C (54°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Gwangtan 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 Gwangtan?

The current water temperature in the month of February in the waters near Gwangtan is about:
3°C (37°F)

Are there surf spots near by?

Not too many surf spots are in proximity to Gwangtan. A spot, which is not too far away, is Songdojin-ni, which is more than 99.7km (61.9miles) away from Gwangtan. Click here to check out more information on Songdojin-ni and its water temperature. If you don't mind the long drive, you can also try surfing Hae un dae, which is 223.4km (138.8miles) away from Gwangtan. Another surfspot is Hae un dae, located approximately 223.4km (138.8miles) from Gwangtan.

Are there beautiful beaches close by?

No, not many beaches are located in close proximity to Gwangtan. A beach, which is not too far away, is Haeundae Beach, which is more than 223.3km (138.7miles) away from Gwangtan. If you have some extra time, you can also visit Lazurnaya Bay, approximately 458.7km (284.9miles) away from Gwangtan.

What wetsuit is recommended for Gwangtan?

The water temperature around Gwangtan is warm, reaching up to 23°C (73°F) in the months of July, August, and September. During this time, in the late summer, a light top or a jumpsuit might be required to feel comfortable, but some might even be fine without a rashguard or light wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving around Gwangtan. Nevertheless, during early spring, temperatures reach lows of approximately 2°C (35°F). In this season, a 5/6 drysuit with booties, hoddie and gloves is recommended to feel not too cold, but some might even be ok with a very high-quality 5/6mm wetsuit for very short periods of time . For very chilly conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be recommended to have a stack of extra warm clothing and hot drinks.

How is the scuba diving and fishing near Gwangtan?

Due to comparatively large sea temperature changes throughout the year, scuba diving and fishing conditions vary a lot depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 2 to 7°C (35-44°F) during spring. Pollock, Winter Flounder, and Atlantic Cod love this temperature range. Nevertheless, the conditions normally change during summer when sea temperatures go up to 18 to 23°C (64-73°F). Fish that like to swim in waters of this temperature range include: Bigeye Tuna, Blackfin Tuna, King Mackerel, Spotted Seatrout, and White Marlin.

Directions to Gwangtan: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Some fun facts about Gwangtan...

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