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Quality on a good day: 5.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.3

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Whispering Waves Water Temperature and Wetsuit Guide

(Eastern Cape – Wild Coast, South Africa)

Today's Whispering Waves sea temperature is 20.8 °C.

Statistics for 09 May (1981–2005) – mean: 22.8 °C, range: 21.6 °C to 24.6 °C

Sunny with pleasantly warm air temperatures (feeling like 21 °C once we account for wind), and similar sea temperatures (20 °C). Wear boardshorts or a shorty, or better still a thin summer wetsuit to keep the UV off.

Below is a graph of Historical Sea Surface Temperature for Whispering Waves. 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.

Whispering Waves 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.

Whispering Waves water temperatures peak in the range 23 to 26°C (73 to 79°F) on around the 2nd of February and are at their coldest on about the 5th of September, in the range 19 to 21°C (66 to 70°F). Whispering Waves water temperatures are always warm reach their warmest in early February. You'll need a 2mm neoprene top or a shorty at dawn/dusk or if it's windy. The coldest Whispering Waves water temperatures at the beginning of September require something like a 3/2mm fully sealed wetsuit.

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