Cape Infanta water temperature
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Quality on a good day: 3.8
Consistency of Surf: 2.3
Difficulty Level: 3.8
Wind and Kite Surfing: 4.4
Crowds: 3.5

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Cape Infanta Water Temperature and Wetsuit Guide

(Overberg, South Africa)

Today's Cape Infanta sea temperature is 17.3 °C.

Statistics for 24 Oct (1981–2005) – mean: 17.0 °C, range: 16.1 °C to 17.8 °C

The water temperature (17 °C) at Cape Infanta is relatively warm. If the sun does come out as forecast, it should feel warm enough to surf in a summer wetsuit. Effective air temperature of 19 °C.

South Africa Sea Water Temperature

Map of current South Africa
Surface Water Temperatures
based on measurements from oceanographic satellites
South Africa Water Temperature Anomaly

Map of current South Africa
Sea Water Temperature Anomalies

(compared with long term averages
at this time of year)

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Below is a graph of Historical Sea Surface Temperature for Cape Infanta. This has been derived from analysis of two decades of oceanographic satellite measurements of nearby open water. We have calculated the average water temperature variation around the year as well as the extremes that have been observed on each date.

Cape Infanta Water Temperature Graph

All of the graphs for the surf breaks presented on Surf-Forecast.com are on the same scale to enable comparison between locations around the world.

Cape Infanta sea water temperatures peak in the range 20 to 24°C (68 to 75°F) on around the 1st of February and are at their minimum on about the 16th of July, in the range 15 to 17°C (59 to 63°F). Cape Infanta sea water temperatures are highest at the beginning of February. Surfers should use a 2mm long sleeve shorty or a 3/2mm spring wetsuit if the wind is up. The minimum seasonal sea water temperatures at Cape Infanta in the middle of July lend themselves to a 4/3mm wetsuit or a 3/2mm suit and 3mm neoprene boots.

Actual sea surface water temperatures close to shore at Cape Infanta can vary by several degrees compared with these open water averages. This is especially true after heavy rain, close to river mouths or after long periods of strong offshore winds. Offshore winds cause colder deep water to replace surface water that has been warmed by the sun. Air temperature, wind-chill and sunshine should also be considered before deciding on the kind of wetsuit needed to stay warm when surfing at Cape Infanta. Refer to our detailed weather forecasts for this information.

 

 

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