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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near 81st Street, United States

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about 81st Street...

81st Street is a surf spot in the United States. The water temperature around 81st Street varies dramatically year round. The temperature ranges from 5.1°C (41.2°F) in February up to 24.6°C (76.3°F) in the month of August, as illustrated below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 15°C (59°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since 81st Street is located in the northern hemisphere.

Hover over the bars to see temperature for each month in Celsius and Fahrenheit.

What is the current water temperature at 81st Street?

The current water temperature in the month of December at 81st Street is about:
0°C (32°F)

Are there any other surf spots close by?

Yes, there are a few surf spots in proximity to 81st Street. The nearest one is 42nd St VA Beach, which is just 2.5km (1.6miles) away from 81st Street. Click here for directions and for more information on 42nd St VA Beach and its current water temperature. Another fun surfspot near 81st Street is Virginia Beach, which is ca 3.2km (2miles) away.

Are there beaches near by?

No, there are not too many beaches in close proximity to 81st Street. The next good one is Portsmouth, which is just 17.8km (11.1miles) away from 81st Street. Another beach near 81st Street is Smith Beach, which is approximately 31.7km (19.7miles) away.

What kind of wetsuit thickness do I need for 81st Street?

The water temperature at 81st Street is warm, reaching up to 25°C (76°F) in the months of July, August, and September. During this time, in the late summer, a 1mm wetsuit top or a jumpsuit might be required for temperature-senstive people, but some people might even be fine without a rashguard or thin top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving . However, during late winter, temperatures cool down to nearly 5°C (41°F). In this season, a 5/4 wetsuit is recommended to be able to stay in the water for more than 20 minutes, but some might even be ok with a very high-quality 4/3mm suit for short periods of time . For very cold conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be advisable to carry a pair of boots, a hoodie and a gloves.

How is the scuba diving and fishing close to 81st Street?

Due to comparatively large temperature changes during the year, fishing and diving conditions vary a lot depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 5 to 10°C (41-50°F) during January, February, and March. Haddock, Pollock, and Atlantic Cod love this temperature range. However, the conditions typically change during summer when sea temperatures reach 20 to 25°C (67-76°F). Fish which can frequently be found in waters of this temperature range include: Bigeye Tuna, Blackfin Tuna, King Mackerel, Spotted Seatrout, and White Marlin.

Directions to 81st Street: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Some fun facts about 81st Street...

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