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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near The Point, South Africa

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about The Point...

The Point is a surf spot in South Africa. The water temperature around The Point varies slightly throughout the year. The temperature ranges from 12.3°C (54.1°F) in December up to 21.1°C (69.9°F) in the month of January, as shown in the graph below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 18°C (64°F) and the best time for water activities is winter, since The Point 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 The Point?

The current water temperature in the month of June at The Point is approximately:
18°C (64°F)

Are there any other surf spots close by?

Yes, there are several surf spots in proximity to The Point. The closest one is Supertubes J-Bay, which is just 0.2km (0.1miles) away from The Point. Click here for directions and to check out more information on Supertubes J-Bay and its current water temperature. Another fun surfspot near The Point is Kitchen windows, which is 2.3km (1.4miles) away.

Are there nice beaches close by?

Yes, there are a few other beautiful beaches close to The Point. The closest one is Jeffreys Bay Beach, which is just 1km (0.6miles) away from The Point. Another fun beach near The Point is Paradise Beach, which is roughly 3.9km (2.4miles) away.

What wetsuit do I need for The Point?

The water temperature at The Point is relatively cold, reaching up to 21°C (70°F) in the months of December, January, and February. During this time, in the summer, a 3/2 wetsuit might be required to feel comfortable, but some might even be ok with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving . However, during November, December, and January, temperatures reach lows of nearly 12°C (54°F). During this time, a 4/3 wetsuit is required to be able to stay in the water for more than half an hour, but some might even be fine with a good 2/3mm suit . For very windy conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be better to carry a pair of boots and a wetsuit hoodie.

How is the scuba diving and fishing close to The Point?

Due to relatively large temperature changes throughout the year, diving and fishing conditions vary quite a bit depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 12 to 17°C (54-63°F) during winter. Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog are typical fish that can be found in waters of this temperature range. Nevertheless, the conditions normally change during December, January, and February when temperatures range from 16 to 21°C (61-70°F). Fish that like to hang out in waters of this temperature range include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to The Point: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about The Point...

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