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Dungeons water temperature
Dungeons ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.7
Difficulty Level: 3.8
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 2.0

Overall: 2.3

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Dungeons Water Temperature and Wetsuit Guide

(Cape Town, South Africa)

Today's Dungeons sea temperature is 13.3 °C.

Statistics for 23 Apr (1981–2005) – mean: 17.8 °C, range: 16.3 °C to 19.6 °C

The water temperature (13 °C) at Dungeons is quite cool. If the sun shines as we have forecast, it should feel warm enough to surf in a good spring wetsuit. Effective windchill factor of (15 °C) will make the air and water feel about the same temperature.

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

Dungeons 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.

Dungeons water temperatures peak in the range 19 to 22°C (66 to 72°F) on around the 29th of January and are at their coldest on about the 15th of July, in the range 14 to 16°C (57 to 61°F). Dungeons water temperatures are maximum in late January. Surfers should use a 2mm long sleeve shorty or a 3/2mm spring wetsuit if the wind is up. The coldest seasonal water temperatures at Dungeons in mid July lend themselves to a 4/3mm wetsuit or a 3/2mm suit and 3mm neoprene boots.

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