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Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.5

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Fishtraps Water Temperature and Wetsuit Guide

(Tonga – Tongatapu)

Today's Fishtraps sea temperature is 26.2 °C.

Statistics for 15 May (1981–2005) – mean: 25.3 °C, range: 23.8 °C to 26.2 °C

Sunny with warm air temperatures at Fishtraps today (feels like 24 °C once we account for wind), and warmer sea temperatures (26 °C). Wear boardshorts or a shorty, or perhaps a thin summer wetsuit to keep the UV off.

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

Fishtraps 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.

Fishtraps water temperatures peak in the range 28 to 29°C (82 to 84°F) on around the 1st of March and are at their lowest on about the 21st of August, in the range 22 to 24°C (72 to 75°F). Year round warm water temperatures at Fishtraps climb to their maximum at the beginning of March. Even then a rash vest and board shorts should be fine for surfing at any time of year. Fishtraps water temperatures are always warm but dip to their lowest in mid to late August. 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 Fishtraps 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 Fishtraps. Refer to our detailed weather forecasts for this information.