Nam O Point Water Temperature and Wetsuit Guide
(Da Nang, Viet Nam)
Today's Nam O Point sea temperature is -1.8 °C.
Statistics for 31 May (1981–2005) – mean: 29.1 °C, range: 28.1 °C to 29.9 °C
A crazy contrast between hot air temperatures and icy-cold water temperature at Nam O Point. Surfers will need a thick winter wetsuit, a neoprene hood, gloves and boots. Much more likely something has gone wrong with our weather model!
Below is a graph of Historical Sea Surface Temperature for Nam O Point. 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.
Nam O Point water temperatures peak in the range 28 to 31°C (82 to 88°F) on around the 11th of August and are at their coldest on about the 4th of February, in the range 21 to 25°C (70 to 77°F). Year round warm water temperatures at Nam O Point climb to their maximum in the second week of August. Even then a rash vest and board shorts should be fine for surfing at any time of year. Nam O Point water temperatures are always warm but dip to their coldest in early February. 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 Nam O Point 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 Nam O Point. Refer to our detailed weather forecasts for this information.