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

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

Courtenay is a coastal city in Canada. It is a relatively small coastal town close to the ocean with a population of 32793 people. The water temperature around Courtenay varies slightly throughout the year. The temperature ranges from 6.8°C (44.2°F) in January up to 16.8°C (62.2°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 Courtenay 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 Courtenay?

The current water temperature in the month of December in the waters close to Courtenay is approximately:
0°C (32°F)

Are there surf spots close by?

There are not too many surf spots in proximity to Courtenay. The closest decent spot is Hansons, which is just 27.7km (34.2miles) away from Courtenay. Click here to check out more information on Hansons and its current water temperature. Other good surfspots near Courtenay are Long Beach, which is ca 55km (34.2miles) away, and Chesterman Beach, located 56.3km (35miles) from Courtenay.

Are there beaches close by?

No, there are not many beaches close to Courtenay. A good beach nearby is Qualicum Beach, which is only 34.1km (21.2miles) away from Courtenay. Another fun beach near Courtenay is Parksville, which is approximately 39.8km (24.7miles) away.

What wetsuit is needed for Courtenay?

The water temperature around Courtenay is relatively cold, reaching up to 17°C (62°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 might even be fine with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving . However, during winter, temperatures cool down to approximately 7°C (44°F). During these months, a 5/4 wetsuit is recommended to be able to stay in the water for a significant amount of time, but some might even be fine with a very high-quality 4/3mm suit for short periods of time . For very chilly conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be better to bring a pair of boots, a hoodie and a gloves.

How is the scuba diving and fishing near Courtenay?

Due to relatively large water temperature changes throughout the year, diving and fishing conditions change quite a bit depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 7 to 12°C (44-53°F) during December, January, and February. Haddock, Pollock, and Atlantic Cod love this temperature range. The conditions change during July, August, and September when sea temperatures reach 12 to 17°C (53-62°F). Fish which like to swim in waters of this temperature range include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Courtenay: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about Courtenay...

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