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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Shimoda, Japan

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

Shimoda is a coastal city in Japan. It is a comparatively little coastal town close to the water with a population of 26704 people. The water temperature around Shimoda changes slightly during the year. The temperature ranges from 15.4°C (59.7°F) in February up to 25.4°C (77.7°F) in the month of August, as shown in the graph below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 20°C (68°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Shimoda 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 Shimoda?

The current water temperature in the month of March near Shimoda is approximately:
15°C (60°F)

Are there surf spots near Shimoda?

Yes, there are several surf spots close to Shimoda. The nearest one is Tadado Beach, which is 1.1km (0.9miles) away from Shimoda. Click here for more information on Tadado Beach and its current water temperature. Other fun surfspots near Shimoda are Irita Hama, which is roughly 1.5km (0.9miles) away, and Ohama Beach, located 1.9km (1.2miles) from Shimoda.

Are there beautiful beaches near by?

No, not too many beaches are near to Shimoda. A beach, which is not too far away, is Kujukuri Beach, which is almost 106km (65.9miles) away from Shimoda. If you don't mind the long travel, you can also try Haeundae Beach, 554km (344.1miles) away from Shimoda.

Which wetsuit thickness is recommended for Shimoda?

The water temperature around Shimoda is very warm, reaching up to 25°C (78°F) in the months of July, August, and September. During this time, in the late summer, a rashguard or 1mm top might be required for sensitive people, but most will be fine without a wetsuit for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving . Nevertheless, during January, February, and March, sea temperatures come down to 15°C (60°F). In this season, a 4/3 wetsuit is recommended to be able to stay in the water for extended hours, but some might even be fine with a good-quality 2/3mm suit . For very chilly conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be advisable to bring a pair of boots and a wetsuit hoodie.

How is the scuba diving and fishing close to Shimoda?

Due to relatively large temperature changes during the year, fishing and Scuba diving conditions alter a lot depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 15 to 20°C (60-69°F) during winter. Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog can usually be found in waters of this temperature range. The conditions usually change during summer when sea temperatures reach 20 to 25°C (69-78°F). Fish which like to swim in waters of this temperature range include: Barracuda, Black Marlin, Blue Marlin, Jack Crevalle, Sailfish, and Yellowfin Tuna.

Directions to Shimoda: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about Shimoda...

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