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

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

Ouakam is a surf spot in Senegal. The water temperature around Ouakam has extreme variability year round. The temperature ranges from 16.3°C (61.4°F) in February up to 28.6°C (83.5°F) in the month of September, as illustrated below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 23°C (73°F) and the best time for water activities is early fall, since Ouakam 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 Ouakam?

The current water temperature in the month of April at Ouakam is about:
18°C (64°F)

Are there any other surf spots near by?

Yes, there are a few surf spots in close proximity to Ouakam. The closest one is Petites Mamelles, which is only 1.2km (0.7miles) away from Ouakam. Click here for directions and for more information on Petites Mamelles and its current water temperature. Another surfspot near Ouakam is Secret Spot, which is roughly 2km (1.2miles) away.

Are there beaches located close to Ouakam?

Not many beaches are located in proximity to Ouakam. A beach, which is not too far away, is Fajara, which is 101.2km (62.9miles) away from Ouakam. If you don't mind the long drive, you can also visit Bakau, which is ca 101.6km (63.1miles) away from Ouakam.

What kind of wetsuit is needed for Ouakam?

The sea temperature at Ouakam is extremely warm, reaching up to 29°C (83°F) in the months of August, September, and October. During this time, in the early fall, a wetsuit is usually not needed for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving . However, during late winter, sea temperatures cool down to approximately 16°C (61°F). In this season, a 3/2 wetsuit might be recommended 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 better to have a 4/3 wetsuit.

How is the diving and fishing near Ouakam?

Due to comparatively large water temperature changes throughout the year, diving and fishing conditions vary a lot depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 16 to 21°C (61-70°F) during winter. Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish are typical fish that can be found in waters of this temperature range. However, the conditions typically change during fall when temperatures range from 24 to 29°C (74-83°F). Fish that can often be found in waters of this temperature range include: Bonefish, Permit, Red Drum, and Tarpon.

Directions to Ouakam: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Some fun facts about Ouakam...

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