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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Sorong, Indonesia

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

Sorong is a coastal city in Indonesia. It is a relatively average coastal town close to the ocean with a population of 125535 people. The water temperature around Sorong has low variability throughout the year. The temperature ranges from 28.7°C (83.7°F) in July up to 29.8°C (85.6°F) in the month of January, as shown in the graph below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 29°C (85°F) and the best time for water activities is winter, since Sorong is located in the southern hemisphere.

Hover over the bars to see temperature for each month in Celsius and Fahrenheit.

What is the current water temperature near Sorong?

The current water temperature in the month of March near Sorong is approximately:
30°C (86°F)

Are there surf spots close by?

Not too many surf spots are located close to Sorong. The closest decent spot is Tandag, which is more than 769.8km (478.1miles) away from Sorong. Click here for directions and to check out more information on Tandag and its water temperature. If you have some extra time, you can also try G1, which is ca 814.1km (505.7miles) away from Sorong. Another fun surfspot is G1, located ca 814.1km (505.7miles) from Sorong.

Are there nice beaches close to Sorong?

No, not too many beaches are located in proximity to Sorong. A beach, which is not too far away, is West Papua, which is 135.9km (84.4miles) away from Sorong. If you don't mind the drive, you can also check out Ora Beach, which is ca 202.4km (125.7miles) away from Sorong.

What wetsuit is needed for Sorong?

The average water temperature around Sorong is extremely warm, around 29°C (85°F), with very little variations throughout the year. The temperatures in June, July, and August are very similar to temperatures in December and January. Because of this, a wetsuit is usually not needed for swimming, surfing, snorkelling, or diving around Sorong. Nevertheless, you might want to bring a 1-2mm wetsuit top or a rashguard for very chilly conditions and for UV protection, especially when spending multiple hours in the sun each day. The sun radiation around Sorong can be particularly strong.

How is the scuba diving and fishing close to Sorong?

Fishing and diving conditions are very similar throughout the year. The waters are nearly almost tropical, reaching temperatures between 25 and 30°C (77-86°F). The following fish like to swim in waters of this temperature range: Bonefish, Permit, Red Drum, and Tarpon.

Directions to Sorong: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about Sorong...

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