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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Castricum Aan Zee, Netherlands

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Castricum Aan Zee...

Castricum Aan Zee is a surf spot in the Netherlands. The water temperature around Castricum Aan Zee has significant variability throughout the year. The temperature ranges from 4.2°C (39.5°F) in February up to 18.4°C (65.2°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 Castricum Aan Zee 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 at Castricum Aan Zee?

The current water temperature in the month of February at Castricum Aan Zee is approximately:
4°C (40°F)

Are there any other surf spots close by?

Yes, there are several surf spots in proximity to Castricum Aan Zee. The closest one is Egmond aan Zee, which is just 4.3km (2.7miles) away from Castricum Aan Zee. Click here to check out more information on Egmond aan Zee and its water temperature. Another surfspot near Castricum Aan Zee is Wijk aan zee-Noordpier, which is 6.4km (4miles) away.

Are there beautiful beaches close by?

No, not too many beaches are located close to Castricum Aan Zee. A beach, which is not too far away, is Borkum-Nordseeheilbad, which is 110.6km (68.7miles) away from Castricum Aan Zee. If you have some extra time, you can also check out Bredene, which is approximately 115.5km (71.8miles) away from Castricum Aan Zee.

What wetsuit do I need for Castricum Aan Zee?

The water temperature at Castricum Aan Zee is relatively cold, reaching up to 18°C (65°F) in the months of July, August, and September. During this time, in the late summer, a 3/2 wetsuit might be required to feel comfortable, but some people might even be ok with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving . However, during January, February, and March, water temperatures drop down to 4°C (40°F). In this season, a 5-6mm drysuit with booties, hoddie and gloves is required to be able to stay in the water for more than 20 minutes, but some might even be fine with a very high-quality 5/6mm wetsuit for very short periods of time . For very cold conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be recommended to carry a stack of extra warm clothing and hot drinks.

How is the scuba diving and fishing close to Castricum Aan Zee?

Due to relatively large temperature changes throughout the year, fishing and diving conditions alter quite a bit depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 4 to 9°C (40-49°F) during winter. Pollock, Winter Flounder, and Atlantic Cod are typical fish that can be found in waters of this temperature range. Nevertheless, the conditions change during July, August, and September when temperatures go up to 13 to 18°C (56-65°F). Fish which like to roam around in waters of this temperature range include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Castricum Aan Zee: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about Castricum Aan Zee...

Do you know what the the city Bala-Cynwyd in the United States, the city Sarirejo Satu in the Indonesia, and Albatross Plateau have in common with Castricum Aan Zee? Click on the links to find out...