St Lucia water temperature
St Lucia ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.2
Consistency of Surf: 2.5
Difficulty Level: 2.8
Wind and Kite Surfing: 2.5
Crowds: 4.0

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St Lucia Water Temperature and Wetsuit Guide

(KwaZulu-Natal North Coast, South Africa)

Today's St Lucia sea temperature is 26.1 °C.

Statistics for 23 Nov (1981–2005) – mean: 24.2 °C, range: 22.6 °C to 25.1 °C

Sunny with very warm air temperatures, feeling like 25 °C once we account for any wind. Sea temperatures (26 °C) very warm too. Staying comfortable in the water at St Lucia won't be a problem, but wear at least a rash-vest to keep the UV off.

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 St Lucia. 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.

St Lucia 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.

St Lucia water temperatures peak in the range 26 to 28°C (79 to 82°F) on around the 4th of February and are at their lowest on about the 3rd of August, in the range 20 to 23°C (68 to 73°F). Year round warm water temperatures at St Lucia climb to their highest in early February. Even then a rash vest and board shorts should be fine for surfing at any time of year. St Lucia water temperatures are lowest at the start of August. Surfers should use a 2mm long sleeve shorty or a 3/2mm spring wetsuit if the wind is up.

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

 

 

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