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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Ifatsy, Madagascar

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

Ifatsy is a coastal city in Madagascar. It is a quite little city in proximity to the ocean with a population of 15000 people. The water temperature around Ifatsy changes moderately during the year. The temperature ranges from 23.4°C (74.2°F) in September up to 28.3°C (83°F) in the month of January, as illustrated below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 26°C (79°F) and the best time for water activities is winter, since Ifatsy 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 Ifatsy?

The current water temperature in the month of October in the waters near Ifatsy is about:
25°C (76°F)

Are there surf spots near by?

Not too many surf spots are in close proximity to Ifatsy. The closest decent spot is Monseigneur, which is 187.3km (116.3miles) away from Ifatsy. Click here for more information on Monseigneur and its current water temperature. If you have some extra time, you can also try Vinanibe lake, which is 189.3km (117.6miles) away from Ifatsy. Another surfspot is Vinanibe lake, located 189.3km (117.6miles) from Ifatsy.

Are there beaches near by?

No, not many beaches are in proximity to Ifatsy. The closest decent beach is Ifaty beach-near Toliara, which is more than 267.2km (166miles) away from Ifatsy. If you don't mind the drive, you can also visit Belo sur Mer, 268.1km (166.5miles) away from Ifatsy.

What wetsuit thickness do I need for Ifatsy?

The average water temperature around Ifatsy is extremely warm, around 26°C (79°F), with only little variations during the year. The temperatures in June, July, and August are very similar to water temperatures in December and January. This is why a wetsuit is usually not needed for swimming, surfing, snorkelling, or diving around Ifatsy. However, you might want to bring a 1-2mm wetsuit top or a rashguard for abnormal chilly conditions and for UV protection, especially when spending multiple hours in the sun each day. The sun radiation around Ifatsy can be remarkably intense.

How is the scuba diving and fishing near Ifatsy?

Diving and fishing conditions are very constant year round. The waters around Ifatsy are always tropical, reaching temperatures between 23 and 28°C (74-83°F). The following fish like to hang out in waters of this temperature range: Bonefish, Permit, Red Drum, and Tarpon.

Directions to Ifatsy: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Some fun facts about Ifatsy...

Do you know what the the city El Verano in the United States, the city Manorhamilton in the Ireland, and the city Sopela in the Spain have in common with Ifatsy? Click on the links to find out...