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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Blacks Basin

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Blacks Basin...

Blacks Basin is a geographical landform. The water temperature around Blacks Basin varies extremely year round. The temperature ranges from 3.5°C (38.2°F) in March up to 17.6°C (63.7°F) in the month of August, as shown in the interactive table below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 10°C (50°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Blacks Basin 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 Blacks Basin?

The current water temperature in the month of May in the waters around Blacks Basin is ca:
8°C (46°F)

Are there surf spots close by?

There are not many surf spots in proximity to Blacks Basin. A spot, which is not too far away, is Popham-Read, which is about 48.3km (35.5miles) away from Blacks Basin. Click here for more information on Popham-Read and its current water temperature. Other good surfspots near Blacks Basin are Higgins Beach, which is ca 57.2km (35.5miles) away, and Kennebunk beach, located approximately 60.9km (37.8miles) from Blacks Basin.

Are there white sand beaches near by?

There are not many beaches in proximity to Blacks Basin. One beach, which is not too far away, is Reid State Park, which is 50km (31.1miles) away from Blacks Basin. Another beautiful beach near Blacks Basin is Higgins Beach, which is ca 57.1km (35.5miles) away.

What kind of wetsuit thickness is recommended for Blacks Basin?

The sea temperature at Blacks Basin is relatively cold, reaching up to 18°C (64°F) in the months of July, August, and September. During this time, in the late summer, a 2-3mm wetsuit might be recommended to be in the water for a good amount of time, but some might even be fine with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving at Blacks Basin. However, during early spring, water temperatures cool down to roughly 3°C (38°F). In this season, a 5/6 drysuit with booties, hoddie and gloves is recommended to feel not too cold, but some might even be ok with a very high-quality 5/6mm wetsuit for very short periods 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 Blacks Basin?

Due to significant water temperature changes during the year, scuba diving and fishing conditions alter a lot depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 3 to 8°C (38-47°F) during February, March, and April. Pollock, Winter Flounder, and Atlantic Cod love this temperature range. Nevertheless, the conditions typically change during July, August, and September when sea temperatures go up to 13 to 18°C (55-64°F). Fish which can frequently be found in waters of this temperature range include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Blacks Basin: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Fun facts about Blacks Basin...

Do you know what the the city Gross Boden in Germany, the city Sturko in Sweden, and the city Caumont in France have in common with Blacks Basin? Click on the links to find out...