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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Marsassoum, Senegal

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

Marsassoum is a coastal city in Senegal. It is a quite dense city close to the water with a population of 6817 people. The water temperature around Marsassoum changes moderately during the year. The temperature ranges from 21.2°C (70.2°F) in February up to 29.7°C (85.5°F) in the month of July, as illustrated below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 26°C (78°F) and the best time for water activities is summer, since Marsassoum 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 Marsassoum?

The current water temperature in the month of November near Marsassoum is about:
26°C (79°F)

Are there surf spots located close to Marsassoum?

Not many surf spots are located close to Marsassoum. The closest decent spot is Baobab, which is 135km (83.9miles) away from Marsassoum. Click here to check out more information on Baobab and its current water temperature. If you don't mind the long drive, you can also try surfing Petites Mamelles, which is roughly 166.1km (103.1miles) away from Marsassoum. Another good surfspot is Petites Mamelles, located ca 166.1km (103.1miles) from Marsassoum.

Are there gorgeous beaches near Marsassoum?

There are not too many beaches close to Marsassoum. The closest decent beach is Bakau, which is 64.6km (40.1miles) away from Marsassoum. Another beach near Marsassoum is Fajara, which is approximately 65.5km (40.7miles) away.

What kind of wetsuit is needed for Marsassoum?

The sea temperature around Marsassoum is extremely warm, reaching up to 30°C (85°F) in the months of June, July, and August. During this time, in the summer, a wetsuit is usually not needed for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving . However, during January, February, and March, water temperatures come down to 21°C (70°F). During this season, a 3/2 wetsuit might be required to feel comfortable, but some might even be fine with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top. For very windy conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be advisable to carry a 4/3 wetsuit.

How is the diving and fishing close to Marsassoum?

Due to comparatively large temperature changes throughout the year, diving and fishing conditions alter a lot depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 21 to 26°C (70-79°F) during January, February, and March. Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish can usually be found in waters of this temperature range. Nevertheless, the conditions change during summer when temperatures range from 25 to 30°C (76-85°F). Fish which can often be found in waters of this temperature range include: Bonefish, Permit, Red Drum, and Tarpon.

Directions to Marsassoum: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Some fun facts about Marsassoum...

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