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

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

Shobu is a coastal city in Japan. It is a relatively small coastal town close to the water with a population of 22156 people. The water temperature around Shobu changes dramatically during the year. The temperature ranges from 13.8°C (56.8°F) in March up to 25.4°C (77.6°F) in the month of August, as shown in the graph below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 19°C (66°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Shobu 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 Shobu?

The current water temperature in the month of June near Shobu is approximately:
20°C (69°F)

Are there surf spots close to Shobu?

There are not too many surf spots close to Shobu. The next good one is Kugenuma, which is about 52.5km (32.8miles) away from Shobu. Click here for directions and for more information on Kugenuma and its water temperature. Other good surfspots near Shobu are Shichirigahama, which is roughly 52.9km (32.8miles) away, and Inamuragasaki, located approximately 53km (32.9miles) from Shobu.

Are there nice beaches close to Shobu?

No, not too many beaches are located in close proximity to Shobu. The closest decent beach is Kujukuri Beach, which is almost 60.3km (37.4miles) away from Shobu. If you don't mind the long travel, you can also visit Haeundae Beach, approximately 593km (368.3miles) away from Shobu.

What wetsuit is recommended for Shobu?

The water temperature around Shobu 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 thin top might be required for temperature-senstive people, but most will be ok without a wetsuit for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving . Nevertheless, during February, March, and April, temperatures come down to approximately 14°C (57°F). In this season, a 3-4mm wetsuit is required to be able to stay in the water for more than half an hour, but some might even be ok with a good 2/3mm suit . For very windy 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 Shobu?

Due to relatively large temperature changes throughout the year, scuba diving and fishing conditions change a lot depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 14 to 19°C (57-66°F) during February, March, and April. 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 range from 20 to 25°C (69-78°F). Fish which can frequently be found in waters with these temperatures include: Barracuda, Black Marlin, Blue Marlin, Jack Crevalle, Sailfish, and Yellowfin Tuna.

Directions to Shobu: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about Shobu...

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