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Oyster Bay water temperature
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Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.0

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Oyster Bay Water Temperature and Wetsuit Guide

(Eastern Cape (South), South Africa)

Today's Oyster Bay sea temperature is 17.6 °C.

Statistics for 22 May (1981–2005) – mean: 20.6 °C, range: 19.2 °C to 22.0 °C

The Oyster Bay water temperature is reasonably warm (17 °C) and the air temperature will similar (windchill forecast 16 °C). A good quality summer wetsuit would be ideal.

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 Oyster Bay. 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.

Oyster Bay 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.

Oyster Bay water temperatures peak in the range 22 to 25°C (72 to 77°F) on around the 3rd of February and are at their minimum on about the 6th of August, in the range 18 to 20°C (64 to 68°F). Oyster Bay water temperatures are always warm reach their maximum at the start of February. You'll need a 2mm neoprene top or a shorty at dawn/dusk or if it's windy. The minimum Oyster Bay water temperatures in the first week of August require something like a 3/2mm fully sealed wetsuit.

Actual sea surface water temperatures close to shore at Oyster Bay 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 Oyster Bay. Refer to our detailed weather forecasts for this information.