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Fort Good Hope water temperature
Fort Good Hope ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.5

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Fort Good Hope Water Temperature and Wetsuit Guide

(Ghana – Gold Coast)

Today's Fort Good Hope sea temperature is 26.5 °C.

Statistics for 18 Oct (1981–2005) – mean: 27.0 °C, range: 25.9 °C to 27.9 °C

Very warm air temperatures and very warm water(26 °C) too at Fort Good Hope, warm enough for wearing board shorts and a rash vest in the surf. Cloudy, but feeling very pleasant in and out of the water.

Ghana Sea Water Temperature

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

Map of current Ghana
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 Fort Good Hope. 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.

Fort Good Hope 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.

Fort Good Hope water temperatures peak in the range 28 to 30°C (82 to 86°F) on around the 5th of May and are at their lowest on about the 11th of August, in the range 22 to 26°C (72 to 79°F). Year round warm water temperatures at Fort Good Hope climb to their warmest at the beginning of May. Even then a rash vest and board shorts should be fine for surfing at any time of year. Fort Good Hope water temperatures are always warm but dip to their lowest in the second week of 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 Fort Good Hope 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 Fort Good Hope. Refer to our detailed weather forecasts for this information.