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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Ovahimba Point, Namibia

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Ovahimba Point...

Ovahimba Point is a surf spot in Namibia. The water temperature around Ovahimba Point varies slightly throughout the year. The temperature ranges from 12.9°C (55.2°F) in September up to 19.4°C (66.9°F) in the month of March, as shown in the graph below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 16°C (60°F) and the best time for water activities is early spring, since Ovahimba Point 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 Ovahimba Point?

The current water temperature in the month of July at Ovahimba Point is approximately:
16°C (60°F)

Are there any other surf spots near by?

Not too many surf spots are close to Ovahimba Point. A good spot nearby is Cape Cross, which is more than 226km (140.4miles) away from Ovahimba Point. Click here for directions and to check out more information on Cape Cross and its current water temperature. If you have some extra time, you can also check out Pebbles, which is ca 295.8km (183.7miles) away from Ovahimba Point.

Are there nice beaches located close to Ovahimba Point?

No, not many beaches are located in close proximity to Ovahimba Point. The closest decent one is Baía Azul, which is 432.8km (268.8miles) away from Ovahimba Point. If you don't mind the long travel, you can also check out Elands Bay, which is roughly 994.5km (617.7miles) away from Ovahimba Point.

What wetsuit is needed for Ovahimba Point?

The water temperature at Ovahimba Point is relatively cold, reaching up to 19°C (67°F) in the months of February, March, and April. During this time, in the early fall, a 3/2 wetsuit might be recommended to feel comfortable, but some people might even be fine with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving at Ovahimba Point. However, during August, September, and October, sea temperatures drop down to 13°C (55°F). During these months, a 3-4mm wetsuit is recommended to be able to stay in the water for more than half an hour, but some might even be fine with a good-quality 2/3mm suit . For very chilly conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be recommended to bring a pair of boots and a hoodie.

How is the scuba diving and fishing near Ovahimba Point?

Due to relatively large water temperature changes throughout the year, scuba diving and fishing conditions vary quite a bit depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 13 to 18°C (55-64°F) during August, September, and October. Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog are typical fish that can be found in waters of this temperature range. The conditions usually change during February, March, and April when temperatures reach 14 to 19°C (58-67°F). Fish which like to swim in waters of this temperature range include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Ovahimba Point: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about Ovahimba Point...

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