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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Le Virage, Senegal

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Le Virage...

Le Virage is a surf spot in Senegal. The water temperature around Le Virage changes extremely year round. The temperature ranges from 17.5°C (63.5°F) in March up to 28°C (82.4°F) in the month of August, as shown in the interactive table below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 23°C (73°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Le Virage 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 at Le Virage?

The current water temperature in the month of September at Le Virage is ca:
25°C (77°F)

Are there any other surf spots near by?

Yes, there are other surf spots in close proximity to Le Virage. The nearest one is Secret Spot, which is just 1.8km (1.1miles) away from Le Virage. Click here for more information on Secret Spot and its water temperature. Another good surfspot near Le Virage is Vivier, which is ca 1.9km (1.2miles) away.

Are there sandy beaches near by?

Not many beaches are close to Le Virage. The next good beach is Fajara, which is more than 103.8km (64.5miles) away from Le Virage. If you don't mind the long drive, you can also check out Bakau, roughly 104.2km (64.7miles) away from Le Virage.

What wetsuit thickness do I need for Le Virage?

The sea temperature at Le Virage is extremely warm, reaching up to 28°C (82°F) in the months of July, August, and September. During this time, in the late summer, a wetsuit is normaly not needed for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving . Nevertheless, during February, March, and April, temperatures drop down to approximately 17°C (63°F). During these months, a 2-3mm wetsuit might be recommended to be in the water for more than half an hour, but some might even be fine with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top. For very chilly conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be recommended to carry a 4/3 wetsuit.

How is the diving and fishing near Le Virage?

Due to significant sea temperature changes during the year, fishing and diving conditions alter a lot depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 17 to 22°C (63-72°F) during February, March, and April. Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish love this temperature range. However, the conditions typically change during July, August, and September when sea temperatures go up to 23 to 28°C (73-82°F). Fish that can often be found in waters with these temperatures include: Bonefish, Permit, Red Drum, and Tarpon.

Directions to Le Virage: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Fun facts about Le Virage...

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