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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Sokcho, South Korea

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

Sokcho is a coastal city in South Korea. It is a relatively average coastal town close to the ocean with a population of 89047 people. The water temperature around Sokcho has extreme variability during the year. The temperature ranges from 2.6°C (36.7°F) in February up to 23.6°C (74.4°F) in the month of August, as shown in the graph below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 14°C (57°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Sokcho 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 Sokcho?

The current water temperature in the month of March in the waters close to Sokcho is approximately:
12°C (54°F)

Are there surf spots close by?

Not too many surf spots are close to Sokcho. A spot that might be worth checking out is Songdojin-ni, which is more than 29.6km (18.4miles) away from Sokcho. Click here to check out more information on Songdojin-ni and its current water temperature. If you don't mind the long drive, you can also try Busan, which is approximately 213.1km (132.4miles) away from Sokcho. Another good surfspot is Busan, located 213.1km (132.4miles) from Sokcho.

Are there beaches located close to Sokcho?

No, not many beaches are located near to Sokcho. The next good one is Haeundae Beach, which is more than 213.1km (132.3miles) away from Sokcho. If you don't mind the drive, you can also check out Lazurnaya Bay, which is 387.8km (240.9miles) away from Sokcho.

What wetsuit is recommended for Sokcho?

The water temperature around Sokcho is warm, reaching up to 24°C (74°F) in the months of July, August, and September. During this time, in the late summer, a thin top or a jumpsuit might be required to feel comfortable, but some might even be fine without a wetsuit for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving . However, during late winter, temperatures drop down to roughly 3°C (37°F). During these months, a 5-6mm drysuit with booties, hoddie and gloves is recommended to be able to stay in the water for a significant amount of time, but some might even be fine with a very good 5/6mm wetsuit for very short periods of time . For very windy conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be better to bring a stack of extra warm clothing and hot drinks.

How is the scuba diving and fishing near Sokcho?

Due to relatively large water temperature changes throughout the year, fishing and Scuba diving conditions vary a lot depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 3 to 8°C (37-46°F) during January, February, and March. Pollock, Winter Flounder, and Atlantic Cod love this temperature range. Nevertheless, the conditions typically change during July, August, and September when temperatures reach 19 to 24°C (65-74°F). Fish which like to hang out in waters of this temperature range include: Bigeye Tuna, Blackfin Tuna, King Mackerel, Spotted Seatrout, and White Marlin.

Directions to Sokcho: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about Sokcho...

Do you know what the the city Bottrighe in Italy, the city Durango in Spain, and the city Havelock in United States have in common with Sokcho? Click on the links to find out...