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Super Tubes water temperature
Super Tubes ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.7
Consistency of Surf: 4.7
Difficulty Level: 3.3
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 2.3

Overall: 3.9

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Super Tubes Water Temperature and Wetsuit Guide

(Eastern Cape (South), South Africa)

Today's Super Tubes sea temperature is 19.6 °C.

Statistics for 16 Dec (1981–2005) – mean: 21.6 °C, range: 20.4 °C to 23.0 °C

Sunny with very warm air temperatures, feeling like 26 °C once we account for air movement. In contrast the sea remains relatively cold (19 °C). Surfers should wear a spring or summer wetsuit though no doubt some would wear less neoprene on such a warm day, no matter what temperature the sea is.

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)

(click thumbnails to expand)

Below is a graph of Historical Sea Surface Temperature for Super Tubes. 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.

Super Tubes 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.

Super Tubes sea water temperatures peak in the range 22 to 25°C (72 to 77°F) on around the 2nd of February and are at their lowest on about the 6th of August, in the range 18 to 20°C (64 to 68°F). Super Tubes sea water temperatures are always warm reach their warmest in early February. You'll need a 2mm neoprene top or a shorty at dawn/dusk or if it's windy. The lowest Super Tubes sea 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 Super Tubes 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 Super Tubes. Refer to our detailed weather forecasts for this information.