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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Thermopylae, South Africa

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

Thermopylae is a surf spot in South Africa. The water temperature around Thermopylae is nearly constant during the year. The temperature ranges from 12.3°C (54.1°F) in March up to 14.6°C (58.3°F) in the month of February, as illustrated below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 13°C (56°F) and the best time for water activities is late winter, since Thermopylae 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 Thermopylae?

The current water temperature in the month of May at Thermopylae is about:
14°C (57°F)

Are there any other surf spots near by?

Yes, there are a few surf spots in close proximity to Thermopylae. The closest one is Queens, which is only 2.3km (1.4miles) away from Thermopylae. Click here for more information on Queens and its water temperature. Another fun surfspot near Thermopylae is Glen Beach, which is 3.8km (2.4miles) away.

Are there beautiful beaches in close proximity to Thermopylae?

Yes, there are other nice beaches close to Thermopylae. The nearest one is Sea Point, which is 1.5km (0.9miles) away from Thermopylae. Another beach near Thermopylae is Clifton, which is roughly 3km (1.8miles) away.

What wetsuit is needed for Thermopylae?

The average water temperature at Thermopylae is definitely cold, around 13°C (56°F), with very little variations during the year. This is why a 3/4mm wetsuit is required for surfing, snorkelling, or diving at Thermopylae. Nevertheless, it can get more chilly in the mornings and in the evenings and during windy days. People who are sensitive to cold temperatures might want to bring boots, gloves, and a wetsuit hood. The coldest months are February, March, and April. It might be ok to use a 2/3mm wetsuit during relatively warm days in the summer, particularly in the months of January, February, and March.

How is the scuba diving and fishing near Thermopylae?

Diving and fishing conditions are very similar throughout the year. The waters at Thermopylae are always cold, reaching temperatures between 10 and 15°C (49-58°F). The following fish love this water temperature : Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog.

Directions to Thermopylae: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Some fun facts about Thermopylae...

Do you know what the the city Altissimo in Italy, the city Jalinan in Indonesia, and the city San Andres in Panama have in common with Thermopylae? Click on the links to find out...