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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Alsek Valley

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Alsek Valley...

Alsek Valley is a geographical landform. The water temperature around Alsek Valley changes dramatically year round. The temperature ranges from 4.8°C (40.7°F) in April up to 15.1°C (59.2°F) in the month of August, as shown in the graph below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 9°C (48°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Alsek Valley 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 near Alsek Valley?

The current water temperature in the month of December near Alsek Valley is approximately:
0°C (32°F)

Are there surf spots near Alsek Valley?

Not too many surf spots are located in proximity to Alsek Valley. The next good one is Shoals Reef, which is almost 178.2km (110.7miles) away from Alsek Valley. Click here for directions and for more information on Shoals Reef and its current water temperature. If you don't mind the long drive, you can also check out Fossil Beach Kodiak, which is ca 483.9km (300.6miles) away from Alsek Valley. Another good surfspot is Fossil Beach Kodiak, located 483.9km (300.6miles) from Alsek Valley.

Are there beautiful beaches close by?

No, not too many beaches are located close to Alsek Valley. The next good one is Hidden Bay, which is more than 330.2km (205.1miles) away from Alsek Valley. If you don't mind the long travel, you can also check out Pacific Ocean, which is 333.2km (207miles) away from Alsek Valley.

What wetsuit do I need for Alsek Valley?

The water temperature at Alsek Valley is pretty cold, reaching up to 15°C (59°F) in the months of July, August, and September. During this time, in the late summer, a 4/3 wetsuit is required to feel comfortable, but some might even be fine with a good 2/3mm suit for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving at Alsek Valley. However, during March, April, and May, temperatures drop down to nearly 5°C (41°F). During these months, a 5-6mm drysuit with booties, hoddie and gloves is recommended to feel not too cold, but some might even be ok with a very good 5/6mm wetsuit for very short periods of time . For very chilly conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be better to bring a big supply of extra warm clothing and hot drinks.

How is the scuba diving and fishing close to Alsek Valley?

Due to relatively large temperature changes throughout the year, fishing and diving conditions change quite a bit depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 5 to 10°C (41-50°F) during March, April, and May. Pollock, Winter Flounder, and Atlantic Cod love this temperature range. Nevertheless, the conditions usually change during July, August, and September when temperatures reach 10 to 15°C (50-59°F). Fish which love this water temperature include: Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog.

Directions to Alsek Valley: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about Alsek Valley...

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