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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Tau, American Samoa

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

Tau is a coastal city in American Samoa. It is a rather small-sized town close to the water with a population of 873 people. The water temperature around Tau has low variability during the year. The temperature ranges from 27.7°C (81.8°F) in September up to 29.8°C (85.6°F) in the month of February, as shown in the interactive table below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 29°C (84°F) and the best time for water activities is late winter, since Tau 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 Tau?

The current water temperature in the month of December near Tau is ca:
0°C (32°F)

Are there surf spots in close proximity to Tau?

Not many surf spots are located in proximity to Tau. A spot, which is not too far away, is Miri miri, which is 1204.3km (748miles) away from Tau. Click here for directions and to check out more information on Miri miri and its current water temperature. If you have some extra time, you can also try faaroa, which is 1212.5km (753.1miles) away from Tau. Another good surfspot is faaroa, located approximately 1212.5km (753.1miles) from Tau.

Are there white sand beaches close by?

Not too many beaches are located in close proximity to Tau. The closest decent one is South Ofu Beach, which is more than 9.9km (6.2miles) away from Tau. If you don't mind the drive, you can also visit Haapai, which is approximately 524.5km (325.8miles) away from Tau.

What kind of wetsuit is recommended for Tau?

The average sea temperature around Tau is extremely warm, around 29°C (84°F), with no significant changes during the year. The temperatures in June, July, and August are very similar to temperatures in December and January. Hence, a wetsuit is usually not needed for swimming, surfing, snorkelling, or diving around Tau. However, you might want to bring a 1-2mm wetsuit top or a rashguard for abnormal chilly conditions and for UV protection, especially when spending multiple hours in the sun each day. The sun radiation around Tau can be remarkably strong.

How is the diving and fishing close to Tau?

Fishing and Scuba diving conditions change very little during the year. The waters around Tau are nearly almost tropical, reaching temperatures between 25 and 30°C (77-86°F). The following fish like to hang out in waters of this temperature range: Bonefish, Permit, Red Drum, and Tarpon.

Directions to Tau: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Fun facts about Tau...

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