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

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

Umtentweni is a surf spot in South Africa. The water temperature around Umtentweni has average variability throughout the year. 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 shown in the graph below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 24°C (75°F) and the best time for water activities is early spring, since Umtentweni 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 Umtentweni?

The current water temperature in the month of January at Umtentweni is approximately:
25°C (78°F)

Are there any other surf spots close by?

Yes, there are several surf spots in proximity to Umtentweni. The closest one is Umzumbe, which is just 7.5km (4.6miles) away from Umtentweni. Click here for directions and for more information on Umzumbe and its current water temperature. Another surfspot near Umtentweni is St Michaels, which is 8.3km (5.2miles) away.

Are there beautiful beaches close to Umtentweni?

No, not too many beaches are located close to Umtentweni. A beach that might be worth checking out is Kidds Beach, which is 232.9km (144.7miles) away from Umtentweni. If you have some extra time, you can also try Ponto DOuro, roughly 310.3km (192.7miles) away from Umtentweni.

What wetsuit do I need for Umtentweni?

The water temperature at Umtentweni 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 thin wetsuit top might be required for temperature-senstive people, but most people will be fine without a wetsuit for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving . Nevertheless, during late summer, sea temperatures come down to roughly 21°C (70°F). During this time, a 2-3mm wetsuit might be required to be in the water for several hours, but some might even be ok with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top. For very cold conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be advisable to carry a 4/3 wetsuit.

How is the scuba diving and fishing close to Umtentweni?

Due to relatively large temperature changes throughout the year, fishing and diving conditions vary a lot depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 21 to 26°C (70-79°F) during summer. Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish are typical fish that can be found in waters of this temperature range. The conditions normally change during spring when sea temperatures go up to 21 to 26°C (70-79°F). Fish which like to hang out in waters of this temperature range include: Barracuda, Black Marlin, Blue Marlin, Jack Crevalle, Sailfish, and Yellowfin Tuna.

Directions to Umtentweni: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about Umtentweni...

Do you know what the the city Estrees in France, the city Canaan in United States, and the city Plougastel-Daoulas in France have in common with Umtentweni? Click on the links to find out...