Frigates Water Temperature and Wetsuit Guide
(Kadavu Passage, Fiji)
Today's Frigates sea temperature is 27.3 °C.
Statistics for 23 Oct (1981–2005) – mean: 25.6 °C, range: 24.6 °C to 26.9 °C
Sunny with warm air temperatures at Frigates today (feels like 24 °C once we account for wind), and warmer sea temperatures (27 °C). Wear boardshorts or a shorty, or perhaps a thin summer wetsuit to keep the UV off.
Map of current Fiji
Surface Water Temperatures based on measurements from oceanographic satellites
Map of current Fiji
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 Frigates. 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.
Frigates sea temperatures peak in the range 27 to 30°C (81 to 86°F) on around the 7th of February and are at their minimum on about the 22nd of August, in the range 23 to 26°C (73 to 79°F). Year round warm sea temperatures at Frigates climb to their warmest in the first part of February. Even then a rash vest and board shorts should be fine for surfing at any time of year. Frigates sea temperatures are always warm but dip to their minimum in the second half of August. You'll need a 2mm neoprene top or a shorty at dawn/dusk or if it's windy.
Actual sea surface water temperatures close to shore at Frigates 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 Frigates. Refer to our detailed weather forecasts for this information.