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China Beach Water Temperature and Wetsuit Guide

(Da Nang, Vietnam)

Today's China Beach sea temperature is 23.5 °C.

Statistics for 19 Jan (1981–2005) – mean: 23.9 °C, range: 22.9 °C to 25.0 °C

Sunny with pleasantly warm air temperatures (feeling like 22 °C once we account for wind), and similar sea temperatures (23 °C). Wear boardshorts or a shorty, or better still a thin summer wetsuit to keep the UV off.

Vietnam Sea Water Temperature

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

Map of current Vietnam
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 China Beach. 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.

China Beach 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.

China Beach sea temperatures peak in the range 28 to 31°C (82 to 88°F) on around the 11th of August and are at their lowest on about the 4th of February, in the range 22 to 25°C (72 to 77°F). Year round warm sea temperatures at China Beach climb to their warmest in the second week of August. Even then a rash vest and board shorts should be fine for surfing at any time of year. China Beach sea temperatures are always warm but dip to their lowest in early February. 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 China Beach 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 China Beach. Refer to our detailed weather forecasts for this information.