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The Point (Gonubie Bay) water temperature
The Point (Gonubie Bay) ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.3

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The Point (Gonubie Bay) Water Temperature and Wetsuit Guide

(Eastern Cape – Wild Coast, South Africa)

Today's The Point (Gonubie Bay) sea temperature is 20.9 °C.

Statistics for 22 Nov (1981–2005) – mean: 21.8 °C, range: 20.6 °C to 22.8 °C

The The Point (Gonubie Bay) water temperature is warm (20 °C) and the air temperature not too different (windchill forecast 16 °C). A good quality summer wetsuit would be ideal though a shorty will suffice.

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 The Point (Gonubie 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.

The Point (Gonubie 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.

The Point (Gonubie Bay) sea water temperatures peak in the range 23 to 26°C (73 to 79°F) on around the 3rd of February and are at their minimum on about the 2nd of September, in the range 19 to 21°C (66 to 70°F). The Point (Gonubie Bay) sea 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 The Point (Gonubie Bay) sea water temperatures in early September require something like a 3/2mm fully sealed wetsuit.

Actual sea surface water temperatures close to shore at The Point (Gonubie 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 The Point (Gonubie Bay). Refer to our detailed weather forecasts for this information.