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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Hout Bay, South Africa

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Hout Bay...

Hout Bay is a beach in South Africa. The water temperature around Hout Bay is close to steady year round. The temperature ranges from 12.3°C (54.1°F) in March up to 14.6°C (58.3°F) in the month of February, as shown in the interactive table below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 13°C (56°F) and the best time for water activities is late winter, since Hout Bay 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 Hout Bay?

The current water temperature in the month of September at Hout Bay is ca:
13°C (56°F)

Are there surf spots near by?

Yes, there are a few surf spots in close proximity to Hout Bay. The nearest one is Llandudno, which is just 1.9km (1.5miles) away from Hout Bay. Click here for directions and for more information on Llandudno and its water temperature. Other surfspots near Hout Bay are Dungeons, which is ca 2.4km (1.5miles) away, and The Hoek, located ca 4.5km (2.8miles) from Hout Bay.

Are there any other sandy beaches close by?

There are a few gorgeous beaches near to Hout Bay. The closest one is Sandy Bay, which is only 1.3km (0.8miles) away from Hout Bay. Another gorgeous beach near Hout Bay is Llandudno, which is 1.7km (1miles) away.

What wetsuit thickness do I need for Hout Bay?

The average sea temperature at Hout Bay is definitely cold, around 13°C (56°F), with no significant variations throughout the year. That is why a 3/4mm wetsuit is required for surfing, snorkelling, or diving at Hout Bay. That being said, it can get more chilly in the mornings and during windy days. People who are sensitive to cold temperatures might want to bring boots, gloves, and a wetsuit hood. The coldest months are February, March, and April. It might be ok to use a 2/3mm wetsuit during relatively warm days in the summer, especially in the months of January, February, and March.

How is the diving and fishing near Hout Bay?

Scuba diving and fishing conditions change very little year round. The waters are mostly cold, reaching temperatures between 10 and 15°C (49-58°F). The following fish can often times be found in waters with these temperatures: Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog.

Directions to Hout Bay: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Fun facts about Hout Bay...

Do you know what the the city Lancaster in the United States, the city Krajan in the Indonesia, and the city Mammari in the Cyprus have in common with Hout Bay? Click on the links to find out...