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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Richmond, South Africa

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

Richmond is a coastal city in South Africa. It is a fairly dense city in proximity to the ocean with a population of 32445 people. The water temperature around Richmond changes slightly during the year. The temperature ranges from 20.1°C (68.3°F) in August up to 26°C (78.8°F) in the month of February, as illustrated below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 24°C (74°F) and the best time for water activities is late winter, since Richmond 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 near Richmond?

The current water temperature in the month of March in the waters near Richmond is about:
26°C (79°F)

Are there surf spots near by?

There are not many surf spots in close proximity to Richmond. The closest decent spot is Baggies, which is 38.6km (24miles) away from Richmond. Click here for more information on Baggies and its water temperature. Other surfspots near Richmond are Baggies, which is roughly 38.7km (24miles) away, and Green Point, located roughly 40km (24.9miles) from Richmond.

Are there gorgeous beaches in proximity to Richmond?

Not many beaches are located near to Richmond. One that might be worth checking out is Ponto DOuro, which is almost 268km (166.5miles) away from Richmond. If you don't mind the long travel, you can also visit Kidds Beach, 271.3km (168.5miles) away from Richmond.

What kind of wetsuit is recommended for Richmond?

The sea temperature around Richmond is very warm, reaching up to 26°C (79°F) in the months of January, February, and March. During this time, in the late summer, a rashguard or thin top might be required for sensitive people, but most will be ok without a wetsuit for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving . However, during July, August, and September, temperatures reach lows of 20°C (68°F). During this season, 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 very windy conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be better to bring a 4/3 wetsuit.

How is the diving and fishing near Richmond?

Due to comparatively large sea temperature changes throughout the year, fishing and Scuba diving conditions alter a lot depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 20 to 25°C (68-77°F) during summer. Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish can usually be found in waters of this temperature range. However, the conditions typically change during winter when water temperatures reach 21 to 26°C (70-79°F). Fish that can often be found in waters of this temperature range include: Barracuda, Black Marlin, Blue Marlin, Jack Crevalle, Sailfish, and Yellowfin Tuna.

Directions to Richmond: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Some fun facts about Richmond...

Do you know what the Atiapiti Seamount , Wetherby in United Kingdom, and Kaede Escarpment have in common with Richmond? Click on the links to find out...