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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Bowen, Canada

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

Bowen is an island in Canada. It is located in the Gulf Islands island group. The water temperature around Bowen changes extremely throughout the year. The temperature ranges from 5.9°C (42.7°F) in January up to 17°C (62.6°F) in the month of August, as shown in the graph below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 11°C (52°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Bowen 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 Bowen?

The current water temperature in the month of June in the waters close to Bowen is approximately:
14°C (58°F)

Are there surf spots close by?

There are not too many surf spots in proximity to Bowen. A good spot nearby is Point roberts point, which is 30.4km (32.9miles) away from Bowen. Click here to check out more information on Point roberts point and its water temperature. Other fun surfspots near Bowen are Hansons, which is roughly 52.9km (32.9miles) away, and Midgets, located roughly 60.8km (37.8miles) from Bowen.

Are there nice beaches close by?

Yes, there are several gorgeous beaches in close proximity to Bowen. The nearest one is Spanish Bank, which is just 9.7km (6miles) away from Bowen. Another beach near Bowen is Locarno Beach, which is approximately 10.2km (6.3miles) away.

What kind of wetsuit thickness is recommended for Bowen?

The water temperature around Bowen is relatively cold, reaching up to 17°C (63°F) in the months of July, August, and September. During this time, in the late summer, a 2-3mm wetsuit might be recommended to feel comfortable, but some might even be fine with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving around Bowen. Nevertheless, during winter, water temperatures come down to 6°C (43°F). In this season, a 5/4 wetsuit is recommended to be able to stay in the water for a significant amount of time, but some people might even be ok with a very high-quality 4/3mm suit for short amounts of time . For very chilly conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be advisable to carry a pair of boots, a hoodie and a gloves.

How is the scuba diving and fishing near Bowen?

Due to relatively large water temperature changes during the year, fishing and Scuba diving conditions alter quite a bit depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 6 to 11°C (43-52°F) during December, January, and February. Haddock, Pollock, and Atlantic Cod are typical fish that can be found in waters of this temperature range. However, the conditions usually change during summer when water temperatures go up to 12 to 17°C (54-63°F). Fish that like to roam around in waters of this temperature range include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Bowen: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about Bowen...

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