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Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 4.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.5

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Graveyards Water Temperature and Wetsuit Guide

(Swakopmund, Namibia)

Today's Graveyards sea temperature is 17.1 °C.

Statistics for 18 Nov (1981–2005) – mean: 16.3 °C, range: 14.8 °C to 17.6 °C

The water temperature (17 °C) at Graveyards 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 15 °C.

Namibia Sea Water Temperature

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

Map of current Namibia
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 Graveyards. 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.

Graveyards Water Temperature Graph

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

Graveyards sea water temperatures peak in the range 17 to 20°C (63 to 68°F) on around the 20th of February and are at their coldest on about the 2nd of August, in the range 14 to 15°C (57 to 59°F). The maximum Graveyards sea water temperatures in mid to late February require something like a 3/2mm fully sealed wetsuit. The coldest sea water temperatures at Graveyards 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 Graveyards 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 Graveyards. Refer to our detailed weather forecasts for this information.