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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Cascadia Basin

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

Cascadia Basin is a geographical landform. The water temperature around Cascadia Basin varies slightly throughout the year. The temperature ranges from 7.6°C (45.6°F) in February up to 16.5°C (61.6°F) in the month of September, as shown in the graph below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 12°C (54°F) and the best time for water activities is early fall, since Cascadia 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 Cascadia Basin?

The current water temperature in the month of January in the waters close to Cascadia Basin is approximately:
10°C (49°F)

Are there surf spots near by?

Not too many surf spots are in proximity to Cascadia Basin. A good spot nearby is La Push, which is 146.7km (91.1miles) away from Cascadia Basin. Click here for directions and for more information on La Push and its water temperature. If you have some extra time, you can also try surfing Point Grenville, which is 153km (95miles) away from Cascadia Basin. Another fun surfspot is Point Grenville, located 153km (95miles) from Cascadia Basin.

Are there nice beaches close by?

No, not many beaches are in proximity to Cascadia Basin. One that might be worth checking out is Ocean Shores, which is almost 157.7km (97.9miles) away from Cascadia Basin. If you have some extra time, you can also visit Long Beach, which is 163.5km (101.6miles) away from Cascadia Basin.

What wetsuit thickness is needed for Cascadia Basin?

The water temperature at Cascadia Basin is relatively cold, reaching up to 16°C (62°F) in the months of August, September, and October. During this time, in the early fall, a 2-3mm wetsuit might be required to feel comfortable, but some might even be ok with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving . Nevertheless, during January, February, and March, temperatures reach lows of nearly 8°C (46°F). During this time, a 5/4 wetsuit is required to feel not too cold, but some might even be fine with a very high-quality 4/3mm suit for short amounts of time . For very cold conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be advisable to bring a pair of boots, a hoodie and a gloves.

How is the scuba diving and fishing near Cascadia Basin?

Due to relatively large sea temperature changes during the year, diving and fishing conditions alter quite a bit depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 8 to 13°C (46-55°F) during winter. Haddock, Pollock, and Atlantic Cod can usually be found in waters of this temperature range. The conditions change during fall when temperatures reach 11 to 16°C (53-62°F). Fish that can often be found in waters of this temperature range include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Cascadia Basin: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about Cascadia Basin...

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