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

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

Assateague is a surf spot in the United States. The water temperature around Assateague has extreme variability year round. The temperature ranges from 4°C (39.3°F) in February up to 24.3°C (75.7°F) in the month of July, as shown in the interactive table below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 14°C (57°F) and the best time for water activities is summer, since Assateague 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 Assateague?

The current water temperature in the month of September at Assateague is ca:
22°C (71°F)

Are there any other surf spots near by?

Yes, there are other surf spots in close proximity to Assateague. The closest one is Wedge, which is only 7.9km (4.9miles) away from Assateague. Click here to check out more information on Wedge and its water temperature. Another good surfspot near Assateague is 48th Street Ocean City, which is approximately 12.3km (7.6miles) away.

Are there sandy beaches in proximity to Assateague?

There are other beautiful beaches close to Assateague. The nearest one is Ocean City, which is just 9.6km (5.9miles) away from Assateague. Another beautiful beach near Assateague is Fenwick Island, which is approximately 18.4km (11.4miles) away.

What kind of wetsuit is needed for Assateague?

The sea temperature at Assateague is warm, reaching up to 24°C (76°F) in the months of June, July, and August. During this time, in the summer, a thin top or a jumpsuit might be required to feel comfortable, but some might even be fine without a rashguard or light wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving at Assateague. Nevertheless, during January, February, and March, temperatures drop down to approximately 4°C (39°F). During this season, a 5/6 drysuit with booties, hoddie and gloves is required to be able to stay in the water for several hours, but some might even be fine with a very high-quality 5/6mm wetsuit for very short amounts of time . For very windy conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be advisable to carry a stack of extra warm clothing and hot drinks.

How is the diving and fishing near Assateague?

Due to significant sea temperature changes throughout the year, diving and fishing conditions change quite a bit depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 4 to 9°C (39-48°F) during January, February, and March. Pollock, Winter Flounder, and Atlantic Cod can usually be found in waters of this temperature range. Nevertheless, the conditions change during summer when temperatures go up to 19 to 24°C (67-76°F). Fish that like to hang out in waters of this temperature range include: Bigeye Tuna, Blackfin Tuna, King Mackerel, Spotted Seatrout, and White Marlin.

Directions to Assateague: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

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