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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Carlsbad Canyon

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Carlsbad Canyon...

Carlsbad Canyon is a geographical landform. The water temperature around Carlsbad Canyon has average variability throughout the year. The temperature ranges from 13.6°C (56.5°F) in February up to 20.6°C (69.1°F) in the month of August, as illustrated below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 17°C (63°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Carlsbad Canyon 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 Carlsbad Canyon?

The current water temperature in the month of May in the waters near Carlsbad Canyon is about:
17°C (62°F)

Are there surf spots close by?

Yes, there are several surf spots in proximity to Carlsbad Canyon. The closest one is Terra Mar Cove, which is 4.3km (2.8miles) away from Carlsbad Canyon. Click here for directions and to check out more information on Terra Mar Cove and its current water temperature. Other surfspots near Carlsbad Canyon are Tamarack st , which is ca 4.5km (2.8miles) away, and Ponto, located ca 4.9km (3miles) from Carlsbad Canyon.

Are there beaches located close to Carlsbad Canyon?

Yes, there are several nice beaches in close proximity to Carlsbad Canyon. The closest one is Terra Mar Point, which is only 4.4km (2.7miles) away from Carlsbad Canyon. Another good beach near Carlsbad Canyon is Carlsbad State Beach, which is 4.6km (2.9miles) away.

What wetsuit is recommended for Carlsbad Canyon?

The water temperature at Carlsbad Canyon is relatively cold, reaching up to 21°C (69°F) in the months of July, August, and September. During this time, in the late summer, a 3/2 wetsuit might be recommended to feel comfortable, but some might even be ok with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving at Carlsbad Canyon. However, during January, February, and March, water temperatures cool down to 14°C (56°F). In this season, a 3-4mm wetsuit is required to feel comfortable, but some might even be ok with a good-quality 2/3mm suit . For very windy conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be recommended to carry a pair of boots and a wetsuit hoodie.

How is the scuba diving and fishing near Carlsbad Canyon?

Due to comparatively large water temperature changes throughout the year, fishing and Scuba diving conditions change quite a bit depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 14 to 19°C (56-65°F) during winter. Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog love this temperature range. Nevertheless, the conditions usually change during July, August, and September when temperatures go up to 16 to 21°C (60-69°F). Fish which love this water temperature include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Carlsbad Canyon: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Some fun facts about Carlsbad Canyon...

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