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Chengkung water temperature
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Quality on a good day: 1.5
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 2.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 2.5

Overall: 1.6

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Chengkung Water Temperature and Wetsuit Guide

(South Taiwan)

Today's Chengkung sea temperature is 27.9 °C.

Statistics for 18 May (1981–2005) – mean: 27.4 °C, range: 26.4 °C to 28.6 °C

A hot and sunny day, feeling like 30 °C even after we account for wind, and very warm water temperature (27 °C) too at Chengkung. Surfers may need a thin summer wetsuit or at least a rash vest to block the UV.

Below is a graph of Historical Sea Surface Temperature for Chengkung. 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.

Chengkung Water Temperature Graph

All of the graphs for the surf breaks presented on are on the same scale to enable comparison between locations around the world.

Chengkung sea temperatures peak in the range 28 to 30°C (82 to 86°F) on around the 4th of July and are at their coldest on about the 26th of January, in the range 22 to 25°C (72 to 77°F). Year round warm sea temperatures at Chengkung climb to their warmest in early July. Even then a rash vest and board shorts should be fine for surfing at any time of year. Chengkung sea temperatures are always warm but dip to their coldest in the fourth week of January. You'll need a 2mm neoprene top or a shorty at dawn/dusk or if it's windy.

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