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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Shekou, China

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

Shekou is a coastal city in China. The water temperature around Shekou varies dramatically year round. The temperature ranges from 17.4°C (63.3°F) in March up to 28.8°C (83.8°F) in the month of August, as illustrated below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 24°C (75°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Shekou 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 Shekou?

The current water temperature in the month of February in the waters near Shekou is about:
21°C (71°F)

Are there surf spots close by?

Not too many surf spots are in proximity to Shekou. The next good one is Houbihu, which is almost 439.4km (272.9miles) away from Shekou. Click here for directions and to check out more information on Houbihu and its current water temperature. If you don't mind the long drive, you can also check out Jia le Shui, which is ca 445.4km (276.7miles) away from Shekou. Another good surfspot is Jia le Shui, located roughly 445.4km (276.7miles) from Shekou.

Are there beautiful beaches close by?

No, not many beaches are located close to Shekou. The next good beach is Rocky Bay Beach, which is almost 14.1km (8.8miles) away from Shekou. If you don't mind the long travel, you can also check out South Bay, which is roughly 401.5km (249.3miles) away from Shekou.

What wetsuit do I need for Shekou?

The water temperature around Shekou is extremely warm, reaching up to 29°C (84°F) in the months of July, August, and September. During this time, in the late summer, a wetsuit is typically not needed for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving around Shekou. However, during February, March, and April, water temperatures come down to nearly 17°C (63°F). During this time, a 2-3mm wetsuit might be required to be in the water for more than half an hour, 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 recommended to bring a 4/3 wetsuit.

How is the scuba diving and fishing near Shekou?

Due to comparatively large water temperature changes throughout the year, fishing and diving conditions change quite a bit depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 17 to 22°C (63-72°F) during February, March, and April. Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish can usually be found in waters of this temperature range. Nevertheless, the conditions usually change during July, August, and September when temperatures go up to 24 to 29°C (75-84°F). Fish which can often be found in waters with these temperatures include: Bonefish, Permit, Red Drum, and Tarpon.

Directions to Shekou: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Some fun facts about Shekou...

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