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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Pohang, South Korea

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

Pohang is a coastal city in South Korea. It is a comparatively big coastal town close to the ocean with a population of 500000 people. The water temperature around Pohang varies significantly year round. The temperature ranges from 11.4°C (52.5°F) in February up to 22.9°C (73.3°F) in the month of August, as shown in the graph below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 17°C (62°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Pohang 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 Pohang?

The current water temperature in the month of July near Pohang is approximately:
20°C (67°F)

Are there surf spots close by?

There are not too many surf spots in proximity to Pohang. A good spot nearby is Song Jung Beach, which is just 59.8km (38.2miles) away from Pohang. Click here to check out more information on Song Jung Beach and its current water temperature. Other good surfspots near Pohang are Busan, which is 61.5km (38.2miles) away, and Hae un dae, located 61.6km (38.3miles) from Pohang.

Are there beautiful beaches close by?

No, not too many beaches are located in proximity to Pohang. The closest decent one is Haeundae Beach, which is 61.4km (38.2miles) away from Pohang. If you don't mind the drive, you can also check out Lazurnaya Bay, which is roughly 514.1km (319.3miles) away from Pohang.

What wetsuit do I need for Pohang?

The water temperature around Pohang is warm, reaching up to 23°C (73°F) in the months of July, August, and September. During this time, in the late summer, a light wetsuit top or a jumpsuit might be required for most people, but some might even be ok without a wetsuit for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving . Nevertheless, during January, February, and March, sea temperatures cool down to approximately 11°C (53°F). During this season, a 4/3 wetsuit is recommended to feel comfortable, but some might even be fine with a good-quality 2/3mm suit . For very windy conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be advisable to carry a pair of boots and a hoodie.

How is the scuba diving and fishing close to Pohang?

Due to relatively large temperature changes throughout the year, diving and fishing conditions alter quite a bit depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 11 to 16°C (53-62°F) during January, February, and March. Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog are typical fish that can be found in waters of this temperature range. The conditions typically change during July, August, and September when temperatures reach 18 to 23°C (64-73°F). Fish that can often be found in waters with these temperatures include: Bigeye Tuna, Blackfin Tuna, King Mackerel, Spotted Seatrout, and White Marlin.

Directions to Pohang: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about Pohang...

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