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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near St Michaels, South Africa

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about St Michaels...

St Michaels is a surf spot in South Africa. The water temperature around St Michaels has average variability year round. The temperature ranges from 20.9°C (69.6°F) in August up to 26.4°C (79.5°F) in the month of March, as illustrated below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 24°C (75°F) and the best time for water activities is early spring, since St Michaels 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 at St Michaels?

The current water temperature in the month of January at St Michaels is about:
25°C (78°F)

Are there any other surf spots close by?

Yes, there are a few surf spots in proximity to St Michaels. The nearest one is Umtentweni, which is only 8.3km (5.2miles) away from St Michaels. Click here for directions and to check out more information on Umtentweni and its water temperature. Another fun surfspot near St Michaels is Umzumbe, which is approximately 15.8km (9.8miles) away.

Are there beautiful beaches close by?

No, not many beaches are in proximity to St Michaels. The closest decent one is Kidds Beach, which is almost 224.9km (139.7miles) away from St Michaels. If you don't mind the long drive, you can also check out Ponto DOuro, ca 318.7km (198miles) away from St Michaels.

What kind of wetsuit thickness is needed for St Michaels?

The water temperature at St Michaels is very warm, reaching up to 26°C (79°F) in the months of February, March, and April. During this time, in the early fall, a rashguard or light top might be required for temperature-senstive people, but most people will be ok without a wetsuit for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving at St Michaels. However, during July, August, and September, water temperatures reach lows of nearly 21°C (70°F). During this season, a 2-3mm wetsuit might be required to feel comfortable, but some people might even be ok with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top. For very windy conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be recommended to have a 4/3 wetsuit.

How is the scuba diving and fishing near St Michaels?

Due to comparatively large water temperature changes during the year, diving and fishing conditions vary quite a bit depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 21 to 26°C (70-79°F) during July, August, and September. Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish can usually be found in waters of this temperature range. However, the conditions typically change during February, March, and April when water temperatures range from 21 to 26°C (70-79°F). Fish that love this water temperature include: Barracuda, Black Marlin, Blue Marlin, Jack Crevalle, Sailfish, and Yellowfin Tuna.

Directions to St Michaels: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Some fun facts about St Michaels...

Do you know what the the city Benferri in Spain, the city Kattendorf in Germany, and the city Tiverton in United Kingdom have in common with St Michaels? Click on the links to find out...