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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Ames, United States

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Ames...

Ames is a coastal city in the United States. It is a rather small-sized town close to the ocean with a population of 1003 people. The water temperature around Ames has significant variability during the year. The temperature ranges from 11.1°C (52.1°F) in January up to 30.6°C (87.1°F) in the month of August, as shown in the interactive table below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 22°C (71°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Ames 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 Ames?

The current water temperature in the month of April in the waters around Ames is ca:
19°C (67°F)

Are there surf spots close by?

There are not many surf spots in proximity to Ames. The closest decent spot is Refish Island, which is 38.1km (25.2miles) away from Ames. Click here for directions and for more information on Refish Island and its current water temperature. Other good surfspots near Ames are Bolivar, which is approximately 40.5km (25.2miles) away, and Galveston-Stewart Beach, located ca 51.7km (32.1miles) from Ames.

Are there sandy beaches close by?

There are not many beaches close to Ames. A beach that might be worth checking out is Crosby, which is only 21.5km (13.3miles) away from Ames. Another beach near Ames is Bayside Drive County Beach, which is ca 29.1km (18.1miles) away.

What kind of wetsuit is recommended for Ames?

The sea temperature around Ames is extremely warm, reaching up to 31°C (87°F) in the months of July, August, and September. During this time, in the late summer, a wetsuit is typically not required for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving . However, during December, January, and February, water temperatures cool down to nearly 11°C (52°F). In this season, a 3-4mm wetsuit is required to feel comfortable, but some might even be fine with a good-quality 2/3mm suit . For very cold conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be better to carry a pair of boots and a hoodie.

How is the diving and fishing near Ames?

Due to significant water temperature changes throughout the year, fishing and Scuba diving conditions change a lot depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 11 to 16°C (52-61°F) during December, January, and February. Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog love this temperature range. Nevertheless, the conditions usually change during July, August, and September when sea temperatures go up to 26 to 31°C (78-87°F). Fish which can often be found in waters of this temperature range include: Bonefish, Permit, Red Drum, and Tarpon.

Directions to Ames: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Fun facts about Ames...

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