Fiji Water Temperature and Wetsuit Guide
Today's Fiji sea temperature is 18.5 °C.
Statistics for 30 Jan (1981–2005)
– mean: 17.7 °C,
range: 16.1 °C
to 19.4 °C
Sunny with pleasantly warm air temperatures (feeling like 21 °C once we account for wind), yet at 18 °C the sea remains several degrees colder than the air at Fiji. The majority of surfers will need a spring wetsuit though a summer suit or even a shorty may suffice for a short session.
Map of current Namibia
Surface Water Temperatures based on measurements from oceanographic satellites
Map of current Namibia
Sea Water Temperature Anomalies
(compared with long term averages
at this time of year)
(click thumbnails to expand)
Below is a graph of Historical Sea Surface Temperature for Fiji. 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.
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.
Fiji water temperatures peak in the range 16 to 20°C (61 to 68°F) on around the 20th of February and are at their minimum on about the 2nd of August, in the range 13 to 14°C (55 to 57°F). The maximum Fiji water temperatures in mid to late February require something like a 3/2mm fully sealed wetsuit. The minimum water temperatures at Fiji in early August are ideally suited to a 4/3mm wetsuit + 3mm boots, although a 5/3mm wetsuit may be preferable for longer sessions and cold windy days.
Actual sea surface water temperatures close to shore at Fiji 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 Fiji. Refer to our detailed weather forecasts for this information.
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