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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Bishop Rock

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Bishop Rock...

Bishop Rock is a geographical landform. The water temperature around Bishop Rock varies slightly throughout the year. The temperature ranges from 14°C (57.3°F) in February up to 18.6°C (65.5°F) in the month of September, as shown in the graph below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 16°C (61°F) and the best time for water activities is early fall, since Bishop Rock 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 Bishop Rock?

The current water temperature in the month of December in the waters close to Bishop Rock is approximately:
0°C (32°F)

Are there surf spots near by?

There are not too many surf spots in close proximity to Bishop Rock. The next good one is Cortez Bank, which is just 3.8km (46.2miles) away from Bishop Rock. Click here to check out more information on Cortez Bank and its water temperature. Other fun surfspots near Bishop Rock are Ben weston Catalina Island, which is 74.3km (46.2miles) away, and Shark Harbor, located 74.9km (46.5miles) from Bishop Rock.

Are there nice beaches in close proximity to Bishop Rock?

No, not many beaches are located in proximity to Bishop Rock. The closest decent one is RAT Beach, which is 102.7km (63.8miles) away from Bishop Rock. If you don't mind the long travel, you can also visit Torrance County Beach, ca 103.2km (64.1miles) away from Bishop Rock.

What wetsuit do I need for Bishop Rock?

The average water temperature at Bishop Rock is relatively chilly, around 16°C (61°F), with very little changes throughout the year. This is why a 2/3mm wetsuit is needed for surfing, snorkelling, or diving at Bishop Rock. That being said, it can get more chilly in the mornings and in the evenings and during windy days. People who are sensitive to cold temperatures might want to bring a 3/4mm fullsuit. The coldest months are January, February, and March. You could possibly be fine with a jumpsuit during warm days in the fall, particularly in the months of August, September, and October.

How is the scuba diving and fishing near Bishop Rock?

Diving and fishing conditions are very similar year round. The waters at Bishop Rock are nearly almost cool, reaching temperatures between 14 and 19°C (57-66°F). The following fish can often times be found in waters of this temperature range: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Bishop Rock: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about Bishop Rock...

Do you know what the the city Parigne in France, the city Krajan Tengah Sendangmulyo in Indonesia, and the city Feuchy in France have in common with Bishop Rock? Click on the links to find out...