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

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

Shirahama is a surf spot in Japan. The water temperature around Shirahama changes moderately year round. 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 interactive table below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 20°C (68°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Shirahama 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 at Shirahama?

The current water temperature in the month of February at Shirahama is ca:
15°C (60°F)

Are there any other surf spots near by?

Yes, there are other surf spots in close proximity to Shirahama. The nearest one is Tadado Beach, which is just 3km (1.9miles) away from Shirahama. Click here for directions and for more information on Tadado Beach and its current water temperature. Another fun surfspot near Shirahama is Irita Hama, which is approximately 3.4km (2.1miles) away.

Are there sandy beaches near by?

Not many beaches are close to Shirahama. The closest decent beach is Kujukuri Beach, which is almost 104.1km (64.7miles) away from Shirahama. If you don't mind the long travel, you can also visit Haeundae Beach, approximately 555.2km (344.9miles) away from Shirahama.

What wetsuit thickness do I need for Shirahama?

The sea temperature at Shirahama 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 wetsuit top might be required for temperature-senstive people, but most will be fine without a wetsuit for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving at Shirahama. However, during January, February, and March, temperatures come down to approximately 15°C (60°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 people might even be fine with a good-quality 2/3mm suit . For very cold conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be better to have a pair of boots and a hoodie.

How is the diving and fishing near Shirahama?

Due to significant water temperature changes during the year, fishing and diving conditions change a lot depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 15 to 20°C (60-69°F) during January, February, and March. Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog can usually be found in waters of this temperature range. However, the conditions typically change during summer when sea temperatures go up to 20 to 25°C (69-78°F). Fish that can often times be found in waters with these temperatures include: Barracuda, Black Marlin, Blue Marlin, Jack Crevalle, Sailfish, and Yellowfin Tuna.

Directions to Shirahama: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Fun facts about Shirahama...

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