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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Socotra Rock

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Socotra Rock...

Socotra Rock is a geographical landform. The water temperature around Socotra Rock has extreme variability during the year. The temperature ranges from 9.4°C (49°F) in February up to 26.7°C (80.1°F) in the month of August, as shown in the graph below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 17°C (63°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Socotra Rock 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 Socotra Rock?

The current water temperature in the month of May in the waters close to Socotra Rock is approximately:
15°C (60°F)

Are there surf spots near by?

Not too many surf spots are close to Socotra Rock. A spot, which is not too far away, is Jeju Island, which is 106.1km (65.9miles) away from Socotra Rock. Click here for more information on Jeju Island and its water temperature. If you don't mind the long travel, you can also try Busan, which is 308.4km (191.5miles) away from Socotra Rock. Another surfspot is Busan, located roughly 308.4km (191.5miles) from Socotra Rock.

Are there beaches in close proximity to Socotra Rock?

No, not many beaches are located near to Socotra Rock. One that might be worth checking out is Haeundae Beach, which is 308.4km (191.6miles) away from Socotra Rock. If you don't mind the long drive, you can also visit Fulong Beach, roughly 530.2km (329.3miles) away from Socotra Rock.

What wetsuit is recommended for Socotra Rock?

The water temperature at Socotra Rock is very warm, reaching up to 27°C (80°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 sensitive people, but most will be ok without a wetsuit for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving . However, during January, February, and March, temperatures reach lows of roughly 9°C (49°F). In this season, a 4-5mm wetsuit is recommended to feel not too cold, but some might even be fine with a very high-quality 4/3mm suit for short periods of time . For very cold conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be advisable to carry a pair of boots, a hoodie and a gloves.

How is the scuba diving and fishing near Socotra Rock?

Due to relatively 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 9 to 14°C (49-58°F) during winter. Haddock, Pollock, and Atlantic Cod are typical fish that can be found in waters of this temperature range. However, the conditions typically change during summer when water temperatures go up to 22 to 27°C (71-80°F). Fish that like to swim in waters of this temperature range include: Barracuda, Black Marlin, Blue Marlin, Jack Crevalle, Sailfish, and Yellowfin Tuna.

Directions to Socotra Rock: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about Socotra Rock...

Do you know what the the city Hill n Dale in the United States, the city Tapon in the Philippines, and the city Argana in the Morocco have in common with Socotra Rock? Click on the links to find out...