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Zampa (The Rock) water temperature
Zampa (The Rock) ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.5
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 5.0
Crowds: 2.0

Overall: 3.9

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Zampa (The Rock) Water Temperature and Wetsuit Guide

(Okinawa, Japan)

Today's Zampa (The Rock) sea temperature is 23.9 °C.

Statistics for 17 Dec (1981–2005) – mean: 23.7 °C, range: 22.7 °C to 24.8 °C

The water temperature (23 °C) at Zampa (The Rock) is warm. If the sun shines as forecast, it should feel warm enough to surf in a summer wetsuit. Effective air temperature of 12 °C, allowing for wind effects.

Japan Sea Water Temperature

Map of current Japan
Surface Water Temperatures
based on measurements from oceanographic satellites
Japan Water Temperature Anomaly

Map of current Japan
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 Zampa (The Rock). 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.

Zampa (The Rock) 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.

Zampa (The Rock) sea temperatures peak in the range 28 to 30°C (82 to 86°F) on around the 19th of July and are at their minimum on about the 22nd of February, in the range 21 to 24°C (70 to 75°F). Year round warm sea temperatures at Zampa (The Rock) climb to their highest in the third week of July. Even then a rash vest and board shorts should be fine for surfing at any time of year. Zampa (The Rock) sea temperatures are minimum in the second half of February. 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 Zampa (The Rock) 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 Zampa (The Rock). Refer to our detailed weather forecasts for this information.