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

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

Ifaty is a surf spot in Madagascar. The water temperature around Ifaty varies slightly year round. The temperature ranges from 22.6°C (72.6°F) in August up to 27.2°C (81°F) in the month of December, as illustrated below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 25°C (77°F) and the best time for water activities is early winter, since Ifaty 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 Ifaty?

The current water temperature in the month of December at Ifaty is about:
0°C (32°F)

Are there any other surf spots located close to Ifaty?

There are not many surf spots close to Ifaty. A spot, which is not too far away, is Flameballs, which is 35.5km (22.1miles) away from Ifaty. Click here to check out more information on Flameballs and its current water temperature. Another fun surfspot near Ifaty is Lavanono, which is ca 182.3km (113.2miles) away.

Are there gorgeous beaches near by?

Not too many beaches are near to Ifaty. A beach, which is not too far away, is Ifaty beach-near Toliara, which is more than 18.5km (11.5miles) away from Ifaty. If you don't mind the drive, you can also try Belo sur Mer, which is approximately 167.2km (103.8miles) away from Ifaty.

Which wetsuit thickness is recommended for Ifaty?

The average sea temperature at Ifaty is very warm, around 25°C (77°F), with only little changes during the year. Because of this, a wetsuit is often times not required for swimming, surfing, snorkelling, or diving at Ifaty, especially during the day and not windy conditions. However, it can get a little bit chilly in the mornings and in the evenings and during windy days. You might want to bring a 1-2mm wetsuit, jumpsuit or at least a rashguard to be prepared. The coldest months are July, August, and September. You should be fine without a wetsuit in the summer, particularly during November, December, and January. However, it is recommended to carry UV protection, as the sun radiation at Ifaty is very strong year round.

How is the diving and fishing close to Ifaty?

Scuba diving and fishing conditions stay very constant during the year. The waters at Ifaty are nearly almost very warm, reaching temperatures between 22 and 27°C (72-81°F). The following fish like to hang out in waters of this temperature range: Barracuda, Black Marlin, Blue Marlin, Jack Crevalle, Sailfish, and Yellowfin Tuna.

Directions to Ifaty: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Some fun facts about Ifaty...

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